Hello Moth brings a mesmerizing presence to the stage, combining pop sensibilities with unearthly sounds and intriguing musicality in songs that surprise and charm listeners. Warm, passionate vocals contrast with the cold, digital tones of a synthesizer to create a sound that is at once soulful and soulless. In each riveting performance, Hello Moth spins musical layers over each other in loops to form elaborate patterns. The result is powerful and unexpected, as the audience witnesses the solitary musician become a haunting orchestra of one.
Hello Moth started in 2012, playing at small venues and open mics around Calgary. He quickly established himself as one of the city’s most innovative performers thanks to his novel hybridization of electronic and singer-songwriter music styles. Hello Moth’s 2013 album Infinitely Repeated received wide airplay on community and college radio and was nominated for Best Electronic Record in the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. The music video for ‘Clouds in Cloudless Skies’ debuted in New York City with a live performance by Hello Moth, receiving comprehensive coverage from The Creators Project (Intel and Vice). Hello Moth has gone on to play several high-profile events, providing direct support for St. Vincent at Sled Island 2014, playing at Calgary Folk Festival 2014, and performing at TEDxYYC 2015. After his show for Rifflandia 2016, Exclaim! touted him as “the weirdest, most underrated, most original and unashamedly true-to-self performer on the Rifflandia lineup, hands down.” He has also enjoyed success on the pop charts as the producer and co-writer of Jocelyn Alice’s 2015 breakthrough hit, ‘Jackpot’ (Certified Platinum in Canada). Hello Moth’s 2016 album, Slave in a Stone, was released on November 4th.
“Hello Moth is melodic and calming but still slightly creepy” – CMJ