Maud the Moth was founded in 2010, as the solo project of Amaya López-Carromero; a Madrid-born, Edinburgh-based pianist, singer and songwriter who spent much of her childhood and teenage years studying classical music, writing stories and recording music demos on the family twin cassette deck. Naturally evolving from what has been a life-long motivation, 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 year, leading to performances in international festivals (AMFest, Festival Noroeste, Celtic connections, Hidden door, Noite Branca, Eden Festival, Heineken Jazzaldia) and venues (Ronnie Scott’s, Howard Assembly Rooms, Barcelona’s Museum of Modern Arts CCCB, Sala Apolo, O2 ABC Glasgow, Lyceum theatre in Edinburgh, etc.) both as a solo act and supported by a band.
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 by BBC Introducing and Radio 3 RNE amongst others.
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’s “Essential sounds” playlists., 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.
Amaya lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and 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”, and a collaborative album with the dark ambient duo “trajedesaliva“.