MooliLove Hurts EPMooli Musichttps://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/love-hurts-ep/id578276175
Mooli- Love Hurts is out now, featuring the songs " Love Hurts' ' Frozen' ' Everyone is famous' and ' One Chance' .
"Imagine Chrissie Hyde or Jane Siberry mixing it with MGMT in Nassau. Imagine no more" 8/10 Flipside Flipside
"UK-based Mooli consists of vocalist Kristina Smith and writer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Copland. They are not a dance act, yet they have received huge praise from the dance world. Pete Tong has name-checked them, Judge Jules has raved about them and a couple of their tunes have found their way in to the top 5 club charts on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as top 10 in Australia. They are not a chill out band, yet their last album Concubine, has been called one of the best chill out albums of all-time. This lead to their songs appearing on over fifteen ‘Chilled’ compilation albums. It seems that every genre wants them for their own! Let’s see what their EP is all about.
Opening track Love Hurts, is immediately highly addictive. Kristina’ Smiths soaring vocals makes you warm to the track, instantly. It is extremely catchy and well produced. It’s an exciting opening track and flows with ease into Frozen. Frozen is a song about dealing with the shock of the end of a relationship and continues in a similar vein and sound as Love Hurts. Hugely likeable, poppy, with an uplifting back-beat, with some interesting lyrics, which go against the catchiness of the song. “You mourn for what you suit had and you also mourn for unrealised dreams. You’re just frozen until you are able to deal with all and move on.”
Everyone is Famous is a song about how people become famous by association, which is not necessarily a good thing. The track has a deep, driving synth bass, sprinkled with sharp synth spikes, permeating Smiths icy vocals. The vocals are again spot on and it is again, another truly great song. Another side of the duo is shown on closing track, *One Chance. It is a more heart string tugging pop ballad affair with lush synth strings, an emotive piano and a big, triumphant chorus, which demonstrates perfectly the high level of this duo’s songwriting ability. “It’s a song about seizing the moment and going for it” adds Smith.
After listening to the EP, we immediately hit the play button again. When it finished for a second time, we again hit play. We love this EP and wished it was an entire album, as four songs really aren’t long enough with tunes that are as instantly likeable as these! 5/5 Entertainment focus November 2012.
* one Chance features Steve Harris from Archive. http://youtu.be/9hEFd17VBtIArchive