Ivan Moult inhabits a curious, gentle space set between the 1970s folk/blues tradition and modern, confessional lyricism, stylistically evoking the likes of Cat Stevens, John Martyn, Damien Rice and NickDrake.
His 2010 debut EP, The Mine Canary, set critical hearts aflame resulting in radio airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales. This was then followed by two further acclaimed free release EPs: What’s In A Word in 2011, and Castle Class in 2012.
Moult’s debut, ‘Second Guessing’ was released in September 2014 following two years of ongoing development, re-development and precision fine-tuning. Since then, Ivan has collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Barnaby Carter and released his sophomore album ‘Longest Shadow’ on Bubblewrap Records in March 2018.
In 2020, Ivan spent much of the pandemic learning how to self-record, produce and learn to play the drums. Following this, he released single ‘What More Could I Say’ in August 2020, along with ab-side cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’.
Ivan’s third album ‘Songs From Severn Grove’ showcases his versatility as he wrote, played, recorded and mixed all the songs at his home studio in Cardiff, with mastering polished off by Charlie Francis (REM, Robyn Hitchcock, Adwaith). ‘Songs From Severn Grove’ chronicles Ivan’s journey of growth, beginning in lockdown during the 2020 pandemic, and continuing through the challenges and joys of becoming a father.
His signature sound, combining 1960s/70s folk and blues with a contemporary touch, is on full display as he showcases his strongest work yet. Influenced by artists like J.J. Cale, Nina Simone, and Tim Buckley, Ivan’s original and unique voice is at the centre of the soundscape, layered with harmonies and delay-soaked electric guitars.
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