Maud the Moth was founded in 2010, as the solo project of Amaya López-Carromero; a Madrid-born, Edinburgh-based pianist, singer and songwriter. Maud the Moth serves as Amaya’s personal alter ego; a conduit for her personal life experiences which draws on a wide-ranging musical background and where disparate influences are carefully woven into a rich, dark and heartfelt musical tapestry with an eclectic and unique personality. This commitment to her own personal vision has attracted a wide variety of programmers over the years, leading to the participation in a number of festivals and venues. Some of the highlights include Primavera Sound (Madrid), AMFest (Barcelona), Festival Noroeste (Coruña), Celtic connections (Glasgow), Hidden door (Edinburgh), Noite Branca (Porto), Ronnie Scott’s (London), Howard Assembly Rooms (Leeds), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Sala Apolo (Barcelona), O2 ABC (Glasgow) and Lyceum theatre (Edinburgh).
Maud the Moth has released three full-lengths so far: ‘Home Futile Home’ (2011), ‘The Inner Wastelands’ (2015) and ‘Orphnē’ (2020), plus the live EP ‘Live at the Reid Hall’ (2017). Her music has collectively gained over three and a half million plays on Spotify, and has been featured on BBC Scotland (Hidden Edinburgh), BBC Introducing and Radio 3 RNE amongst other outlets.
Her third full length album ‘Orphnē‘ has been mixed and mastered by Jaime Gómez Arellano (Ulver, Ghost, GOLD, Hexvessel, Paradise Lost, etc.) and has received excellent reviews from international press: Metal hammer magazine (UK), Prog (UK), Bring the noise (UK), Mondosonoro (Spain), Streetclip (Germany), À découvrir absolument (France) and Idioteq (Poland) amongst many others. Orphnē has also been featured on the Roadburn “Essential sounds” playlist, and included in Louder’s “Alternative albums of the year” playlist, where it was ranked in eight position for 2020. This same outlet also premiered the videoclip for the second single of the album.
In recent months Maud the moth has performed live as guest artist to Anna von Hausswolff, and will be opening for the UK- exclusive Kayo Dot exclusive full ensemble show playing Choirs of the Eye in London in February 2023.
In spring 2023, Maud the moth will be releasing a collaborative album with the dark-ambient duo trajedesaliva around the figure and art of Spanish/Mexican surrealist painter Remedios Varo.
Amaya is currently working on the fourth Maud the moth full length album as well as playing live regularly. She is currently also working on the Creative Scotland funded debut album for her band healthyliving which will be released in Spring of 2023.