Album Release Date: 7 July 2023
Lancashire-based singer-songwriter, Conor Molloy, releases debut self-produced album.
Folk-pop singer-songwriter, Conor Molloy, has released a debut album of original songs, which he self-produced in his home studio in rural Lancashire. The album showcases Conor’s acoustic skill – hooky melodies punctuated by a uniquely percussive guitar, all held together by compelling lyrics that demand a repeat listen. Among the 11 tracks are old tunes, revisited from teenage years, and new compositions with innovative arrangements that toy with the tension between silence and instrumentation.
As an independent artist, Conor used the COVID-19 lockdowns as an impetus to learn how to mix his own music, gradually putting together a functional home studio and receiving a grant from Arts Council England to train under the mentorship of Mike Senior (regular Sound on Sound Magazine contributor and author of Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio). With additional funding from Help Musicians, Conor embarked on recording and mixing his debut album, featuring final-mix finesse from Mike Senior and mastering by Ian Shepherd.
Conor Molloy is a musician from near Manchester, UK. His music tells stories — instrumental and lyrical — and he’s known for weaving dark themes into chirpy tunes. With a background in French literature, Conor enjoys exploring the interplay of form and meaning by exploiting the tensions between words and melodies. In 2018, Conor supported Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott on tour around the UK, followed by BBC 6 Music airplay and editorial playlisting on Spotify. He has collaborated with teams of writers, podcasters, and researchers across the UK to produce new music for live theatre, audio and video production, and he is currently working on a self-produced debut album of his own songs. Conor takes inspiration from the likes of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Paul Heaton, Kirsty Maccoll, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Pete Doherty, Alex Turner & Jacques Brel.
- Album artwork
- Artist headshot (Photo Credit: Barnaby Fairley)
- Photo Gallery (Photo Credit: Kira Allmann)
- Review in Louder than War (2023): “Logic Projects is a thoroughly engaging album […] the melodious vocal and guitar are a delight throughout”
- Interview in Indiefferential – July 2023 Pt 1 (2023)
- Interview for Zone Radio (2021)
- Interview in The Zine UK (2020)
- Review in Louder than War (2020): Conor Molloy is “making a name for himself with his folk pop that is soaked with the warmth and melodies of the mid seventies.”
- Salford Star (2019): “uplifting galloping tunes”
- Bolton News (2018): “Conor’s lyrics demonstrate he is a natural born storyteller. Match that with his melodies, which range from the dark and sinister to the chirpy and humorous, and he’s definitely a singer who is destined for great things.”
- Bury Times (2018): “his trademark style of folk-inspired melodies juxtaposed with humorous and, at times, sinister lyrics”