Friday, 25 March 2011

The evening's anthem - The Moulettes - Recipe for Alchemy

They say that 'good things come in small packages'. Well if fame is anything to go by, then that saying could not be more applicable to this band.

Image thanks to big session festival

'The Moulettes' are a 5-piece hailing from Southampton, who specialise in writing strange and beautiful pop-folk songs. With 'Recipe for Alchemy' they may well have written one of the best and quirkiest pop songs I've heard this year.

To say that this song is original is an understatement. Its unique violin introduction and the following bass lines draw the listener in instantly. Using some less common instruments (namely cello and bassoon) the track has a sound like a cross between Ellie Goulding and Gogol Bordello (a comparison I never thought i'd make). The haunting twin vocal melodies are captivating, and complement the complex instrumentation perfectly.

It really is an incredible song, and I implore you to take 3 minutes 46 seconds out of your day to give it a listen. If there was more pop music like this, then you'd probably find me crouched over my radio most Sundays to hear the top 40 run down.

01 Recipe For Alchemy by aledinsalisbury

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