Louder Than War’s Lily Martin debuts the dynamic and impressive Hannah Moule & The Moulettes’ staggeringly progressive new video to their latest single ‘Idiolect’.
Taken from their ambitious new project, their fifth studio album Xenolalia, the track is reflective of the radical new path they are taking. Reformed from The Moulettes to Hannah Moule & The Moulettes, Xenolalia is the showcase of their distinctive impression on modern music. Formed as a collection of fifty-five pieces of music – eleven songs about communication, told five ways – this is a charismatic and revolutionary new approach to songwriting.
‘Idiolect’ is an impressive and fresh track which engages the multitude of sounds and talents of the ever-evolving group, which has morphed into a musical ecosystem which draws the best of all genres and styles into a collective piece of work. ‘Idiolect’ is catchy but also distinctly profound. It manages to engage each of its musical roots into an engaging and eclectic track which is totally distinct but which fails to feel overwhelming and without grounding.
This first offering from Hannah Moule & The Moulettes is a glimpse into the incredible potential of Xenolalia, with the fifty-five pieces of music being released digitally, divided into 11 EPs, released once a month. Using Patreon to support their work, the artists are allowing their supporters to decide which pieces make it to vinyl when the band returns to touring again in March 2021.
The distinctive music video for ‘Idiolect’, taken from Xeonolalia – Part 1, was created during lockdown and calls upon long-term collaborators Stopgap Dance Company, alongside BSL signers, translators and physical performer Florencia Leoni. The song’s conceptual message has been translated and channelled into expressive movement, forming a progressive visual experience which mirrors the diversity and inclusivity of the track.
Stopgap’s innovative and award-winning work is centred on the integration of disabled and non-disabled people through dance, and the video is overlaid with eight different alphabets, reflecting the dynamic and diverse nature of our world.
The band’s extensive repertoire cements their latest work within a new movement of songwriting and production which straddles the evolving genres that are emerging at present. Hannah Moule & The Moulettes are continuing to break the mould with this latest release, and provide proof that experimental and original music can be both critically successful and popular.
Lily Martin is a SPA-nominated freelance journalist with an interest in up-and-coming artists in the indie, rock, punk and folk genres as well as the socio-political dynamics of the music industry. She can be found on Instagram here.