Following from the success of their debut E.P. earlier this year, indie-shimmer-pop act Montauk Hotel release their new single ‘Sense of Place’. Montauk Hotel have made an impressive impact on the Dublin music scene over the past year with their ‘80s influenced glimmer of indie pop, fusing strong melodies with glistening guitars to create a sound that is their own.
The band have garnered a reputation as one of the city’s most exciting live acts, with shows including The Last Mixed Tape’s Lost Series, Bello Bar, The Sound House, Retro Revival Indie Club, The Bowery and The Harbour Bar, Vantastival and Sunflower Festival, as well as headline shows at Whelans, Sin E, The Harbour Bar and The Workman’s Club. The band were selected as RTE’s Irish Band Set to Rise for 2017.
Their debut single ‘Black Dress’ was released in late January to critical acclaim. Montauk Hotel launched their EP on March 10 with a sold-out show in Whelan’s, Dublin. Their launch gig for ‘Sense of Place’ took place in Whelan’s on August 12. Montauk Hotel are made up of Claudia Verdecchia (vocals), Shell Dooley (guitars), Aoife Hester (bass) and Karima Dillon-El Toukhy (drums).