Ivan Moult inhabits a curious, gentle space set between the 1970s folk/blues tradition and modern, confessional lyricism, stylistically evoking the likes of Cat Stevens, John Martyn, Damien Rice and NickDrake.
His 2010 debut EP, The Mine Canary, set critical hearts aflame resulting in radio airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6, Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Wales. This was then followed by two further acclaimed free release EPs: What’s In A Word in 2011, and Castle Class in 2012.
Moult’s debut, ‘Second Guessing’ was released in September 2014 following two years of ongoing development, re-development and precision fine-tuning. Since then, Ivan has collaborated with multi-instrumentalist Barnaby Carter and released his sophomore album ‘Longest Shadow’ on Bubblewrap Records in March 2018.
In 2020, Ivan spent much of the pandemic learning how to self-record, produce and learn to play the drums. Following this, he released single ‘What More Could I Say’ in August 2020, along with ab-side cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’.
2023 sees the release of Moult’s 3rd Studio album, ‘Songs From Severn Grove’.
“Absolutely wonderful. Just gorgeous.”
– Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales
“Effortless acoustic songwriting…”
– Clash Magazine
“…beautiful guitar playing matched with touching vocals”
– For Folk’s Sake
“… beautiful orchestration and affecting subject matter”
– Americana UK
“…the bar is still being raised”
– Buzz Magazine
Ivan Moult Releases on Bubblewrap…