IndieLondon meets... Mahoney & The Moment
IN A new series of interviews, IndieLondon is encouraging artists to promote themselves (find out more). Here, we meet folk-rock band Mahoney & The Moment.
Q. Tell us a little about yourself? We are a smashing trans-Atlantic-boy-girl-folk-rock band!
Q. What style of music? The music is based in folk, but has strong tinges of indie, pop, and especially rock on our new album.
Q. When were you formed/when did you start? We formed at the beginning of 2011 in New York City. I was organising a folk ‘competition’ for a bar and was looking for contestants. I enlisted Emily who also sang on a solo album I was making at the time. We eventually starting performing and writing together.
Q. Who/what are your influences? We were both previously singer-songwriters. I went to New York to explore the scenes where people were playing alt-country like Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter etc, while Emily was influenced by singer-songwriters on the ‘Anti-Folk’ scene like Wakey! Wakey! and Laura Marling.
Together, I think we have a thing going that’s a fuller, more Fleetwood Mac, Whiskeytown, E Street Band type sound. On our new album we have realised some very British influences from our love of The Beatles and Britpop.
Q. What and when are you releasing? We’re releasing our second album called Don’t Say No on April 12, 2013. We also have a massive album release show on April 13 at The Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park. All our other dates are listed on our website
Q. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: We recently played an ill-advised gig (including a cover of Eye of The Tiger) in the middle of a boxing ring between amateur white knuckle boxing bouts. ‘Needless to say’ we were mis-booked but we got out alive!
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