Molly Sterling (19) spent two years purely as a solo artist working in studio as a recording artist and touring Ireland. During this time, she also performed at Electric Picnic (2015), Knockanstockan (2015), The Ruby Session’s (2015), Abner Brown’s Sessions (2015 & 2016), released her debut EP called ‘Chrysalis’ and was also commissioned to write a song for the Irish film ‘Twice Shy’, featuring artist’s such as The Coors, Gavin James and Ash.
During 2016 Molly began to focus on writing new material that involved crafting a new sound. With this, came a desire to expand her live set to piano, cello, guitar and drums. Enter Laura McCabe (cello), Enda Cahill (guitar) and Colin Lyons (drums) – 3 young talented musicians who immediately connected with Molly’s musical style. They have been collaborating together since September 2016, and along the way have focused their attention on recording the single ‘Plain Static’ with Darragh Nolan in Asta Kalapa studios, which was released 26th of October 2017. As well as releasing 'Plain Static' they have been perfecting their live set which they showcased through exclusive performances seen at such events as Hard Working Class Heroes festival, IMRO First Cuts, Canalphonic and Culture Night Belfast.
Simultaneously, Molly has been working on an acoustic set featuring only piano, cello and vocals that really exposes the intimacy her music creates, proving that it has the ability to hold it’s own either stripped back or with full band. This set took them to places such as Sofar Dublin, WAKE festival in Belfast, GalleryX, International Literature Festival Dublin, support slots in Button Factory and an international appearance at the London book launch for ‘The Secret Wound’ by Deirdre Quiery.
Molly Sterling music takes on a dark and deep direction, where you will find soloistic guitar riffs, melodic cello lines, powerful rhythms all grounded in deep, dark and emotional lyrics, and an artist that possesses a sonorous vocal influenced by and reminiscent of the likes of Lana Del Ray and London Grammar’s Hannah Reid.
Molly Sterling and band have released their debut single 'Plain Static' on 26th of October 2017, to a wave of rave reviews.
"Few singles will leave as powerful and long-lasting an impression on listeners this year" - Remy
"[Plain Static] establishes the songwriter as a definite one to watch" - The Last Mixed Tape
"'Plain Static' bodes extremely well for Sterling's development as an artist going forwards' - GoldenPlec.com Music News