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 Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, Whelans Ones To Watch, 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.
2018 is set to be a big year for Molly Sterling, with plans for her next release in March and her debut EP release planned for later in the year. You can catch her at Output Festival, Independent Venue Week, support slots for REWS and Susie-Blue, plus much more to be announced.....
"18 to watch in '18" - The Thin Air
"Molly Sterling is increasingly of this world, fast on the way to bringing her emotively-dense alt-pop to a much bigger audience in 2018." - Brian Coney, The Thin Air
"10 new songs from Ireland you should hear" - Nialler9
"..trekking her own creative path for a number of years and it feels like it’s now finding a place of resonance." - Nialler9
"'Plain Static' bodes extremely well for Sterling's development as an artist going forwards' - GoldenPlec.com Music News
"75 best Irish songs of 2017" - Nialler9
[Plain Static] establishes the songwriter as a definite one to watch" - The Last Mixed Tape
"Few singles will leave as powerful and long-lasting an impression on listeners this year" - Remy
|22 Mar 2018||20:00||Drop Dead Twice, 18/19 Francis Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin, Ireland||Sweet Nothings #2|
|23 Mar 2018||20:00||Whelan's (main room), 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2||REWS (support slot)||Buy Tickets|