Maud the Moth was founded in 2010 as the solo project of Amaya López-Carromero. Hailing from Madrid, Maud the Moth has always been a fluid entity, cycling through various line-ups and formations, without loosing sight of its fundamental sense of purpose.
Beginning with a set up of voice, piano, and looped layers, the project has also dressed up as a duo, trio and full band in the past. Drawing on a wide-ranging musical background, which includes traditional folk, jazz, classical, avant garde, soul and metal, Maud the Moth carefully weaves these disparate influences into a musical, coherent and heartfelt tapestry.
With the release of ”Home Futile Home” in 2011 through Nooirax Producciones, Maud the Moth caught the attention of the Spanish specialized music press and the record was showered with praise by the likes of Mondosonoro, H magazine and the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone magazine to name but a few. On the back of this, a series of live performances took place across Spain, Portugal, France and the UK, which is now home to Maud the Moth.
Fast forward to the summer of 2014, when Maud the Moth enters CrispinSound (Little Dragon, House of Trees) in Gothenburg to record her second full-length album ”The Inner Wastelands”. A piece of work which is remarkable for both it’s intricacy and it’s depth of feeling, the album further established Maud the Moth’s status as a class act which eschews easy classification as well as earning her a place amongst the best albums of 2018 by Mondosonoro. This eclectic and unique personality has lead to the participation in a wide number of festivals (Noroeste, Celtic connections, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Noite Branca, Eden, FestiMAD, Villa de Bilbao, Hogmanay, Mugstock, etc.) and venues (Ronnie Scott’s, CCCB, Sala Apolo, O2 ABC Glasgow, Lyceum theatre, etc.)
Amaya currently lives in Edinburgh and has just finished her third full length album “Orphné”, which has been produced together with Jaime Gómez Arellano at Orgone studios.