Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock
Tom Petty, Arcade Fire, talking heads
radiohead, talking heads, Antony and the Johnsons
Eden Mulholland’s take on the pop music of the future comes complete with strange voices, ripped apart rhythms, momentary flashes from ethereal orchestras, and all with a complete disregard for genre boundaries. It may well be that Eden’s less conventional path in music -‐ he formerly was a contemporary dancer -‐ has helped shape his experimental approach to composition.
Eden released his debut Album FEED THE BEAST on June 7, described as...
“…one of the most brilliantly eclectic indie pop albums of the year.” (5 stars in The NZ Herald review)
"...subverts pop expectation...electronic programming, and mixing peat poetry with rhythmic loop trickery and melody, this album creates a world of sound and structure from Mulholland’s creative beast."
(4 Stars in The Age review AUS)
“… An experimental, multilayered aural masterpiece that defies genre.” (Music.net.nz review)
Featuring the new single “Blueprint” which clocked over 8000 Soundcloud plays in the first week of release as well as premiering on Triple J’s Website in Australia. Single “I will Echo” went to #1 on Kiwi FM and RDU and is play-listed across both NZ and Australia.
The album is the follow up to the acclaimed Jesus don’t you get my jokes EP, summarized by one reviewer as being “enough to give you major goose bumps”. His music has been variously described as “expansive and epic”, “haunting” and “fantastical”, and his style has been compared to Brian Eno, Cloud Control, Foster the People and Atlas Genius.
Eden and his band embarked on an Australian nationwide tour supporting the legendary David Bridie (Not Drowning, Waving) and a Headline tour of NZ and Australia in the first part of 2014. Eden is also very honoured to have played in Bridie’s band The Pills.
Eden is also the singer and writer for popular group Motocade, who have regularly toured NZ and overseas including CMJ festival, Homegrown, Rhythm & Vines and the Big Day Out. The song "Tightrope Highway" featured in MGM's 2012 film Cabin in the Woods. Their single "Holy Moly" featured heavily on Home and Away and Hamish & Andy TV, also appearing in American series Life Unexpected. "Holy Moly" spent 8 weeks in the top 40 charts in NZ. Their highly anticipated return to the music scene is set for 2014 with the brand new album Science Fiction.