The ever-evolving collective The Moulettes have now reformed as Hannah Moule & The Moulettes and have just embarked on an ambitions new project.
Titled ‘Xenolalia,’ this new collection of songs will feature 55 pieces of music (that’s right, 55!): 11 songs about communication, told five ways. Electric, Strings, A Cappella, Horns and Electronica.
Now embarking on the biggest adventure in their career so far, Hannah and the band are pushing all the boundaries for this extraordinary release.
The lead single ‘Idiolect’ is from their adventurous Part 1 EP, which is introducing us to all five styles that we can expect from Hannah & The Moulettes 5th studio album which is due out early next year. It’s an incredible concept which you don’t find very often and will be an interesting end-product.
It’s an exploration of the deeply personal way that we humans communicate and express ourselves; how our patterns are as unique and various as a fingerprint.
“I was thinking about how polarised we have become. It’s a reminder to myself to keep my ears open, a supplication for dialogue and understanding, a call to listening closer and looking deeper, particularly to people I might not agree with,” commented Hannah Moule.
With touring schedules interrupted, the band will present the 55 pieces of music digitally, divided into 11 EPs, released once a month. The Patreon subscribers will decide what goes on vinyl when the band are allowed to start touring again in March 2021.
Cellist, songwriter and arranger Hannah Moule is leading the project, produced by co-founder Oli Austin and supported by vocalist and guitarist Raevennan Husbandes as constants. Expect some familiar faces from previous Moulette outings as well as some very special guests. All writing and recording from home, overcoming the restrictions of lockdown and galvanising each other to keep creating and collaborating.
Featured image by Rebekah Joy Shirley & Anya Arnold