- 14 Jul 17
Keeley Moss, one of the driving forces behind hot new Dublin act Session Motts, talks about her fixation with the past, her passion for music, and how an unsolved murder case in Northern Ireland captivated all her attention.
Arriving late to Dublin’s Library Bar Keeley Moss waltzes in flustered and says breathlessly, “Sorry! The train was late. I ran like Linford Christie to get here, and now I’ve arrived looking like Bonnie Tyler on a bad hair day!”
If I held any resentment at all for her tardiness, I’m left chuckling by that introduction alone… Clad in a denim jacket which bears half-a-dozen music pins – David Bowie is present, as are the Beatles – and wearing a Lush t-shirt underneath, Keeley’s style is an ideal introduction to Session Motts’ musical tastes. This is a band whose members (producer/bassist Ingmar and guitarist Daniel Kane) owe a debt to the various pop, rock and shoegaze bands that they adored throughout the ’80s and ’90s. A fascination with Britpoppers Suede, says Keeley, was instrumental in their formation.
“Dan and I met at a Bernard Butler and Ben Watt gig,” she says, “because we’re huge fans of Suede. It proved to be an interesting connection, because Ingmar worked as a producer for Island Records and actually had a session with the band during his time.”