Artist info

Genre

Roots, Rock


band members

Tim Smith - VOX/Guitar, Zane Stradling - Guitar, Reuben Russi - Keys, Nick Ohlson - Bass, Leon Tussie - Drums


Influences

Bob Marley, Sublime , Groundation


Bio

Spawned from the remnants of an empty longneck of Melbourne Bitter, El Moth dusted its wings and flapped its way around the underground party scene in 2008. The boys quickly became known as one of the hottest party bands in town, providing the soundtrack to many a memorable night. After playing in alleyways, parks, warehouses, lounge rooms and backyards with jam sets of anywhere up to 5 hours, the boys decided to see what would happen if they tried to write some actual songs. Their efforts have not gone unrecognised, and in the last 2 years they have played a bunch of festivals around Victoria (Folk Rhythm and Life, Apollo Bay, The Hills Are Alive, Cool Summer...) and have just completed a 2 month residency at The Evelyn with a sold out final show. Come and see why El Moth have been hailed as one of the cities finest party bands, and have a boogie to their funked up rockin' reggae extravaganza...

Review

Reviewed by ckomz Chris Komorek

05 Dec 2013

50

Super fun and deadly catchy.

Super fun and deadly catchy.

Review

40

Long time party boys El Moth have finally stepped up and into the studio with a sweet offering in the form of the chilled reggae, rock and blues six track EP “life’s a ride.” It has been a long time coming for the band as they have been gigging around Melbourne’s underground warehouse party and reggae scene building a loyal following for something like six years. The album is a lot more...

Long time party boys El Moth have finally stepped up and into the studio with a sweet offering in the form of the chilled reggae, rock and blues six track EP “life’s a ride.” It has been a long time coming for the band as they have been gigging around Melbourne’s underground warehouse party and reggae scene building a loyal following for something like six years. The album is a lot more laidback then I expected it to be (as I am so used to them in a party setting) which shows a level of maturity and a focus on the songwriting. The opening track cold faces instantly grabbed my attention with the morg synth lines and horn hooks. Tim’s voice has a silky smooth, uniquely Australian quality to it which is highlighted all the more with the occasional strange pronunciation of certain words. His lyrics resonate a reality that reminds me of Melbourne’s winter and harder edges mixed with a self-awareness within a shadowy universe. Kudos to aviary studios and crystal mastering’s work on making a beautiful mix. Everything is where it should be. I’d say a really great debut recording effort by El Moth however I feel it is early days and we are yet see what this band is really capable of in the studio. The first four songs show a band playing it a little safe and getting it right, moving through same fairly chilled reggae grooves with rock riffs and horn hooks. It is not until the last two tracks do we start to hear the band get a little braver and introduce us to the energetic reggae party grooves that will get us all moving on the dance floor at this years Island Vibes Festival if this contributor gets his way.

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Review

blocka

16 Jul 2013

50

What a hook! As soon as it hit my ears it stuck around for days... killer track. El moth records well and can lay down a live groove that makes the whole venue move.

What a hook! As soon as it hit my ears it stuck around for days... killer track. El moth records well and can lay down a live groove that makes the whole venue move.