Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Experimental, Gothic alternative folk/rock with neo-traditional touches, at times almost performance art
Most recent release, The Bear's Revenge (2012)
Own and occasional covers
A rolicking dark Gothic good time. Theatrical. Over the top. Delightful. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
2010—Balling the Jack
Rob Arcari—zabumba, vocals, percussion
Neil Kennedy & Metro—additional vocals
Neil Kennedy, Geoff Ivan, and the Moulettes, all except: Ben Startup and the Moulettes (8)
Songs about devils and cannibals and "Bloodshed in the Woodshed," oh my. It's an amazingly fun and catchy album. The vocals and harmonies are gorgeous, the instrumentation is clever and lively, and the songwriting just delightful. The CD includes the dark and artful video for "Devil of Mine", a song which will glue itself into your head. You owe it to yourself to go and check out the samples at least. (Neile)
2012—Balling the Jack
Hannah Miller—cello, vocals, guitar, banjo, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, percussion
Joe Gibb, Oliver Austin & Hannah Miller
Lively, unique neo-traditional folk with gorgeous vocals and harmonies. Just as much fun as their debut, which is saying a lot. (Neile)
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