Interview: Mollie Coddled

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Crafting hazy hits from her bedroom, Leeds based singer-songwriter Mollie Coddled’s latest tune ‘Wavelength’ is a blissed out bop. She had a quick chat with us about Spotify, the new single and living her best life… 

The Indiependent: How have your experiences of the last year been and what have you been up to recently?

Mollie: I’ve been chilling! Honestly, the past year has been really great for my productivity because I usually just want to spend all of my time hanging with my friends, haha! 

The Indiependent: How has COVID-19 impacted your work?

Mollie: It was really unfortunate that live shows were unable to continue as soon as I got myself on the local scene; not being able to get my music out there through gigging has made it a lot harder to build a fanbase locally.

The Indiependent: Your EP The Halo Effect recently broke 250,000 streams on Spotify! What do you think about the large streaming platforms and the impact on artists?

Mollie: I personally think streaming services are doing amazing things for music exposure of new artists like myself, especially in the current climate. It’s been hard to get myself out there any other way the past year so I have a lot of gratitude for the Spotify UK team and the exposure they’ve been giving me.

The Indiependent: You cite Still Woozy, Remi Wolf and Easy Life as influences, could you explain what draws you to these artists in particular?

Mollie: I personally just love listening to music that makes me feel good and these artists just emit positive energy that makes me ooze serotonin haha! 

The Indiependent: For someone who may not have heard your sound before, how would you describe it to them?

Mollie: I never know what to say because my music is such an amalgamation! But if I had to… it would probably be dreamy alt-pop. 

The Indiependent: Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind your new single ‘Wavelength’?

Mollie: ‘Wavelength’ explores a positive outlook on feeling lost and out of place, whilst growing up in the melancholy and dystopian reality of a technology obsessed generation. 

The Indiependent: ‘Wavelength’ is all about living your best life. How are you doing this for yourself?

Mollie: Every day I do what makes me happy! Meditation, yoga, positive affirmations, reading books that stimulate my mind and listening to music that makes me feel good. Follow your passions and you can’t go wrong!

The Indiependent: You say that you sometimes find yourself wishing you were born in a different generation, why is that?

Mollie: I like exploring nature and being outside — I’m a bit of a tree hugger if I’m honest! I think the only way to live my life fully is to be present in all of it, so I stray away from technology and social media as much as I can.

The Indiependent: As one of Amazing Radio’s Ones To Watch 2021, what advice do you have for other artists trying to get themselves noticed?

Mollie: Be yourself, be genuine and put passion into all that you do! As long as you’re enjoying yourself that’s all that matters in my opinion.

The Indiependent: Where and when can our readers see you perform live? 

Mollie: I will be performing a headline show at Headrow House, Leeds on 11 September and playing a gig with Lime Garden, Blackaby and Famous at YES, Manchester on 23 September! 

You can get tickets to Mollie Coddled’s gigs on Dice.fm and while she does try to avoid social media, you can still catch updates from her over on Instagram

Read more: Track Review: Wavelength // Mollie Coddled

Interview conducted by Ella McLaren


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