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Montauk Hotel

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Montauk Hotel are a shimmer-pop act based in Dublin. Taking influence from the glimmer of early 80s indie-pop, Montauk Hotel have fused strong melodies with glistening guitars to create a sound that is their own.

Formed late last year, Montauk Hotel are made up of Claudia Verdecchia (vocals), Shell Dooley (guitars), Aoife Hester (bass) and Karima Dillon-El Touhky (drums).

Montauk Hotel made an impressive impact on the Dublin live music scene in 2016 with shows including The Last Mixed Tape's Lost Tapes series, The Sound House, The Bowery, Whelan's and Sin E and supporting acts such as Paddy Hanna, Beauty Sleep, Jem Mitchell and Odu.

Their debut single 'Black Dress' was released in late January to critical acclaim. Montauk Hotel launched their E.P. on March 10th with a sold-out show in Whelans, Dublin, with E.P. gathering positive reviews across Ireland and internationally.

"Dripping in metallic guitar vibes and early '80s indie pop, 'Black Dress' is a charming melodic opening gambit",

Nialler9, New Irish Artist of the Week - The Irish Times

"A gorgeous jangly pop noise",

Hot Press

Black Dress - 2FM Dan Hegarty's Song of the Week

Praise for 'Montauk Hotel' E.P.

"...a highly stylised record filled with vivid flourishes of brilliance that set the four-piece apart... Leaving them in their own shimmer-pop milieu",

9/10, The Last Mixed Tape

"there's a real earworming charm to the band's streamlined, chorus-drenched jangle-pop",

The Thin Air

"Montauk Hotel is a fine debut.. that show great promise so early on in their tenure as a band writing and recording music",

State Magazine

"...a beautifully crafted recording, with solid production from start to finish that is crazily well put-together",

Fame Music (Netherlands)

"In a word, it's luminous. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more stunning debut.",

Revue (USA)

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