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Moulettes bring a taste of experimental UK pop with lead cello

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The Moulettes came to Lethbridge all the way from the UK to blow some minds and melt some hearts, Oct. 15 at the Geomatic Attic on a busy Sunday night which was competing with Foreigner at the Enmax Centre and a sold out Lethbridge Folk Club show featuring Connie Kaldor.

The Moulettes Hannah Miller and Raevennan Husbandes at the Geomatic Attic, Oct. 15. Photo by Richard Amery
 The Moulettes were well into a trippy set of experimental pop/ rock psychedelic rock which enraptured a good sized crowd by the time I arrived.

They featured operatic vocal harmonies, featured some groovy, jazz infused bass and Hannah Miller’s inimitably spooky lead cello which had the hair standing on my forearms a she shared vocal harmonies with guitarist Raevennan Husbandes, with whom she shared lead vocals.

Jim Mortimore provided complex bass lines, creating innovative textures as well as groove.
 Overall, the set was pretty laid back, though they picked up the pace in places.

 Along with drummer/ vocalist Ollie Austin’s background vocals, they created nature inspired soundscapes  which were equal parts jazz, alternative rock and pop and classical music, by using their instruments to create a variety of textures w that sounded ineffable British.

Miller chatted about nature and some of the animals that inspired a lot of the songs. including a Japanese puffing fish.

“Behemooth,” was one more up tempo alternative rock inspired highlight with it’s plodding detuned rhythm.
 A highlight was a song about growing up and having to make choices about what to do with your life, which featured a heartbreakingly beautiful lead cello solo, which used Miller’s custom built five string cello, allowing her to explore higher violin frequencies.
They received a  standing ovation and returned for a couple more songs.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:40 )  
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