Every now and then you come across an artist that is proof that good music still prevails. Jack Colleran is the Irish electronic musician behind Mmoths. Think breathy, emotive vocals floating over spacious synth chords and fractured beats.
After uploading tracks on Soundcloud, with no formal training in electronic music, word began to spread about Colleran’s work. He was then signed to music label SQE Music (Los Angeles). His most recent album Luneworks is simultaneously soulful, strange and spell-binding. The first track ‘You’ is ethereal and the lack of pounding drums create a stripped back feel in contrast to some of his other tracks such as ‘Eva.’ Shot by fashion photographer Jonas Lindstroem, the video for ‘Eva’ is a must-see. It is visually stunning – an emotional rollercoaster – but still remains beautiful in every sense. More recently, MMoths played in Simone Rocha’s SS17 show which was the perfect accompaniment to her show.
The sound of Mmoths is unique. It is pitched perfectly between sentimental melancholy and intangible unease – a feeling that is difficult to shake off. At the end of 2016, it was announced that the track ‘0034’ would be the final track to be released under the name MMoths. Moving forward, Jack Colleran will be releasing new and anticipated music under his own name J Colleran.