Moat (Marty WIllson-PIper & Niko Röhlcke)
12” Vinyl with incl. CD
MOAT is a collaboration between guitarist/singer and songwriter Marty Willson-Piper and
composer/multi-instrumentalist Niko Röhlcke.
Marty has an international career spanning over 30 years, he’s been a successful guitarist, bassist,
singer and songwriter. He is a long time member of Australian psychedelic art rock band the
church, former member of gothic folk pop hipsters All About Eve and seminal punk heroes The
Saints. Marty has a long history with Sweden having lived in Stockholm for 10 years.
Niko is a talented guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of Swedish indie pop rock band
Weeping Willows. Niko has composed music for film, TV series and The Royal Dramatic Theatre in
Krantz. Knowing the work of both Niko and Marty, he imagined that together they would be able to
create something special. Sigge loved Marty’s last solo release ‘Nightjar’, but as Marty played most
of the instruments, Sigge’s idea was to make an organic record using a band, whist combining Niko
and Marty’s creative vision and talents.
In the Swedish autumn of 2010, Sigge introduced Marty and Niko, and the project was on its way to
becoming a reality. They spent a few weeks at Niko’s house in the country writing together. They
met again the following summer of 2011 to do a second writing session. This coincided with the
Weeping Willows tour and Marty guested with them on stage at Orionteatern, Stockholm.
The MOAT album was recorded during the summer of 2012 beside a beautiful lake in a wonderfully
restored Gamla Tvätteriet in Torsåker, Upplands Väsby outside of Stockholm. This album captures
the fusion of sparse Scandinavian beauty and English folk sensibilities, filmic and evocative.
The MOAT project reunites old friends with Marty, Weeping Willows drummer Anders Hernestam and
Anders Graham Paulsson on bass. Anders H played on Marty’s fifth solo album ‘Spirit Level’, whilst
Anders GP used to run Marty’s Stockholm studio. Special guests on the album who will also perform
in the live line-up include virtuoso Malin-My Wall on violin, maestro percussionist Torbjörn Svedberg
and Swedish-Polynesian chanteuse Tiare Helberg.
MOAT LP comes beautifully packaged on 180 gram vinyl with a free cd.
1 Let Me Go
2 A Murdered Swan
3 I I Had a Dream
4 Try and Make Sense
1 Please Please Please
3 The Sound of You
Vinyl: $21.99 (includes CD)
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3. Much Too Much- The Who
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6. Catch The Wind- Donovan
7. Guiding Light- Television
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10. Nighttime- Big Star
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