Montauk Hotel are an indie-shimmer-pop act based in Dublin. Taking influence from the glimmer of early 80s indie-pop, Montauk Hotel have fused strong melodies with glistening guitars to create a sound that is their own.
Formed late last year, Montauk Hotel are made up of Claudia Verdecchia (vocals), Shell Dooley (guitars), Aoife Hester (bass) and Karima Dillon-El Toukhy (drums).
Montauk Hotel made an impressive impact on the Dublin live music scene in 2016 with shows including The Last Mixed Tape’s Lost Tapes series, The Sound House, The Bowery, Bello Bar, Whelan’s and Sin E and supporting acts such as Paddy Hanna, Beauty Sleep, Jem Mitchell, Tanjier and Odu. The continued their live presence in 2017 with headline shows in venues including Whelan's, Sin E, Retro Revival Indie Club, The Harbour Bar and The Workman's, as well as slots at Vantastival and Sunflower festival.
Their debut single ‘Black Dress’ was released in late January to critical acclaim. Montauk Hotel launched their E.P. on March 10th with a sold-out show in Whelans, Dublin.
The band will release their new single in August 2017.
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“Dripping in metallic guitar vibes and early ‘80s indie pop, ‘Black Dress’ is a charming melodic opening gambit”
Nialler9, New Irish Artist of the Week – The Irish Times
“A gorgeous jangly pop noise”
Praise for ‘Montauk Hotel’ E.P.
"Their songs will take you back to the dreamy glimmer of the 1980s guitar sound. Their debut self-titled EP is one of the most accomplished Irish releases of 2017."
“…a highly stylised record filled with vivid flourishes of brilliance that set the four-piece apart… Leaving them in their own shimmer-pop milieu”
9/10, The Last Mixed Tape
“there’s a real earworming charm to the band’s streamlined, chorus-drenched jangle-pop”
The Thin Air
“Montauk Hotel is a fine debut... that show great promise so early on in their tenure as a band writing and recording music”
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