Mollie Marriott, Truth Is A Wolf, released by Amadeus Music on Coloured Vinyl LP, standard and Deluxe CD
Mollie Marriott is very proud of her heritage (daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer and guitarist Steve Marriott and step daughter to singer Joe Brown) but it does not daunt her, she is ready to go it alone and will release her debut album Truth Is A Wolf.
Says Mollie, ‘I’m really excited about the album. It features a lot of different styles and I think it really showcases my vocals. We had a lot of fun making the album and I hope people enjoy listening to it. I can’t wait to perform the songs when we tour with Bad Touch in the UK during November’.
Mollie collaborated with Paul Weller on the album’s title track Truth Is A Wolf and also King Of Hearts. Paul is undoubtedly one of the most influential British artists of his generation and the album’s quality is testament to his involvement.
Control is the first single taken from the album and is supported by an official music video. ‘Control is all about taking back control of my music,’ says Mollie. ‘It was important so this was the right single to start with. I’m in the driver’s seat going where I want to go. I co wrote the song with Sam Tanner, lead vocalist with Brother Strut. We knew right from the beginning Control was the perfect song to release as the first single from the new album.’
Mollie began writing the debut album in Nashville and has fond memories of the recording process. ‘I went to Nashville to start writing the album. The title track ‘Truth Is A Wolf’ written by Gary Nicholson, he was going to give it to Bonnie Raitt or Susan Tedeschi, two artists who are big influences to me. I heard the demo just wurli and vocals and thought it summed up my album. It was the perfect tile song.’
‘A lot of the songs reflect my life. ‘Broken’ is all about ending a relationship and the effect that had on me and my daughter. It’s a rock album, but there are also elements of gospel and country. It’s grungy, too. I am a grunge girl. I love Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam. Alanis Morrissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is a favourite album of mine, and also a big influence.’
TRACKLISTING: Mollie Marriott – Truth Is A Wolf
3. Truth Is A Wolf
4. Give Me A Reason
5. Run With The Hounds
6. Love Your Bones
8. Fortunate Fate
9. King Of Hearts
10. My Heaven Can Wait
11. Armour (Vinyl LP and Deluxe CD only)
12. Gravity (Vinyl LP and Deluxe CD only)
‘Infectiously vivacious, soulful and connected. Mollie is the real deal’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘Strong songs with a great voice, Mollie’s got it all.’ – Ronnie Wood, the Rolling Stones
‘… and they say the apple doesn’t fall far, it’s not surprising she has an incredibly soulful voice and is a great live performer. It’s been hard waiting for her first solo album to come out as I’ve known all along how important her voice is to be heard.’ – Peter Frampton
‘It’s easy to see why acts as diverse as godfather Paul Weller and rising blues rockers Bad Touch are inviting her onto their tours. The future is bright for Mollie Marriot.’ – Get Ready To Rock
‘I’m not going to be able to get the song out of me head for weeks.’ – Dotun Adebayo – BBC Radio 5 Live
‘Taking full control, 100%’ – BBC Radio London
‘Sultry, alluring, and gutsy. Mollie Marriott has got a lot of soul, and can rock with the best.’ – Graffiti Punctuated
Supporting Bad Touch – 9/11 Corporation, Sheffield
10/11 Foxlowe Arts Center, Leek.
16/11 The Tunnels, Bristol.
17/11 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester.
19/11 The Bodega, Nottingham.
23/11 Stereo, Glasgow.
24/11 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds.
25/11 The Empire, Coventry.
26/11 O2 Academy Islington, London.
1/12 The Waterfront, Norwich.
2/12 The Talking Heads, Southampton.
3/12 Planet Rock, Rockstock 2017.