Picture a nocturnal crimson lit back ally world of dirty murky noise. Welcome to the Moriaty debut universe an album called The Devil’s Child. A Devon duo (Jordan West & Matt Partridge) with a reputation for making noise bigger , stronger than the sum of their parts . A band you want to sound as good on record as they do live . A difficult trick but one these guys have pulled off with a body of work that takes you by the balls and then some. There has been a trend for coldness, with an almost rock by numbers mentality of late .But this has excitement, finesse, soul in abundance .a real honest record without pre- tense.
It’s comforting to know that a life half lived can herald new inspiration.
ANYONE who’s seen Moriaty across Cornwall and Devon in the past couple of years will know they’re one of those jawdropping live acts who have sold their soul to the rock’n'roll devil.
The Plymothian dirty-blues duo have now brought that raw live beast into the studio and release their hotly anticipated debut album, The Devil’s Child, on Monday.
The duo of Jordan West (guitar/vocals) and Matthew Partridge (drums/vocals) have received nationwide coverage in a range of magazines including Classic Rock and Shindig!
CLEVER, devilish and unrepentant. That’s the hallmark of the infamous baddie Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
And it’s also a pretty good way of summing up the music of Plymouth/Torquay two-piece Moriaty, who (almost) share the name.
“We think Holmes is cool but we have always been attracted to the darker side of life, so it was Moriarty who became a basis for our music.”
A CRACKING time at a muddy festival was the spark for the birth of a South Devon band.
Duo Moriaty, made up of Jordan West from Teignmouth and Matthew Partridge from Plymouth, had both been in bands before, including Hey Molly and the Van Daniels and are now exploding on to the music scene.
Following their weekend at T in the Park they started jamming together and realised they had something special and they have slowly developed their sound, which is heavily influenced by the literature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle