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Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Band Rock Blues


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"Mystrands Featured Artist MOLA"

Featured Artist: MOLA
~ July 7, 2006 at 4:08

MOLA is a Dublin band with a distinct American psychedelic notstalgia, and a slight classic acid rock feel.

I'm a huge fan of American classic rock from the 60's and 70's. Mola (dc)'s sound reminds me of Cream, Kansas, or Deep Purple. This is a classic style that was lost amid Hair-bands (Van Halen? Uuch!) and synthesized Pop of the '80's.

My favorite track is “Vito (let's dance),” which is more than a little remeniscent of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly (a cornerstone of the psychedelic rock genre).

I’m told by the band that they have finished recording an upcoming release, and it’s now being mastered. If these tracks are the raw product, I can’t wait to hear the final collection. In my experience hard rock music expands when played in an live venue; so I’m looking forward to seeing the group live on my next pass through Ireland.

Their stated goal is to “rekindle the sensation of rock concerts being akin to spiritual experiences, to forget egocentricity and cultivate a forum of personal freedom, to bury our jaded notion of rock and bring it back to the core.”

That’s a tall order for a young band with only an EP in the market. But Irish bands have a way of making names for themselves. Good luck to them.

- Byron Prong


January 2011 One Year in the Asylum CD release

September 2008 One Year in the Asylum Album

November 2007 Digging That Hole/Melody Bleeds single release

December 2004 Vito Lets Dance promo



Mola are a Hard Rock band, formed in Dublin, Ireland in August 2005 by David Duggan, Barry Kavanagh, Ray O’Sullivan and Keith Evans.

The bands main influences include Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Free. However, the band is not tied to these influences and while they tend to naturally groove towards classic rock elements, they purposefully push their sound in the direction of the modern music era. This leads to a new interpretation of old sounds, a classic rock band for the new age, if you will. This sound is further enhanced by the devotion to fine songwriting standards evinced by the past icons that Mola aspire to.

The band released their debut album “One Year in the Asylum” in 2009. The album was produced by Liam Mulvaney (Mundy, The Radio, Cathy Davey) and Jimmy Eadie (Jape, RSAG, Fionn Regan). The band had to delay the initial tracking for the album after their studio time was commandeered by the mighty Bob Dylan. The album was recorded in Westland Studios Dublin, famous for its work with legends such as the Clancy brothers and Van Morrison, with later tracking at Asylum Studios. The album was mastered by Aidan Foley and released online
through the band’s own label.

Late in 2009 Keith Evans left the group to focus on career and family. He was replaced by Wil Mullen, of Denver, Colorado, and the band returned to the live circuit in April 2010.

“The mission is to drag the passion and feeling that existed in the rock movement of the late 60s and early 70s, into the modern world. This is not a trend, there are no creative restrictions. This is about great songs performed by great musicians with all the passion in the world.”