A voice drunk on honey, a double bass, suitcase drums, acoustic and electric guitars and a harmonica.
The music of Moriarty floats between folk, country, blues and cabaret, set somewhere around Dallas in the 30’s, the Russian Taiga and Paris.
An infectious melody as the century turned, Moriarty saw 5 young musicians adopt each other and write songs like novels or short movies.
Their identities split between Europe and America, the membersof Moriarty are guided by the surreal, believing in an animist fashion that some objects have a soul : a squeaking floorboard, a hotel bell, the rhythm produced when battering a well traveled suitcase, a taxicab dispatch microphone, a whisk and other chance findings crawl into their songs.
But this is also music for the joy of spontaneous storytelling, of spilling out lines that ease into the rehearsal room and then form into characters, adventures and nostalgia.