J. Maizlish Mole

Biographical Note

 J. Maizlish Mole is an artist, songwriter and bandleader.

Among his works are drawings, videos, essays, LPs, installations, interventions and songs. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands are Marseille Figs (formed in London in 1999) and the Jupiter Band (formed in 2011). He grew up in California and spent his late teens in New York. He went to art schools in New York and London, receiving a BA from St. Martins College of Art and an MA from the Slade School of Art (Both in London). He is presently recording his first solo record, Danger Island, to be preceded by a series of EPs beginning in February 2015. Recent projects include two extensive drawing/mapping works for Portree and the Isle of Skye (2012-13), a commissioned map of Edinburgh for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival (2011), the monthly live music night The Jupiter Club (2011-2013), the booklet of lyrics Wild Weeds (2011), the ongoing mapping project The Promised Land (begun in 2006), the book Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters (2009) and the Marseille Figs 12” Jumbo/The Long Goodbye EP (2009).

Select Projects

MOLE / Danger Island

DANGER ISLAND. 21 NEW SONGS.

Presently in production, Danger Island is a new 21-song double album from MOLE. Begun in 2012 and Kickstarted in October/November 2014, the full album is set for release in February 2016. Its first dozen or so tracks will be released as a quarterly series of digital-only EPs throughout 2015.

The album includes a stack of new songs – piano ballads, pop tunes, story songs, crush songs, funeral songs, allegories, elegies and complaints – as well as a handful of old Marseille Figs songs which never got a fair shake in the studio.

Danger Island features contributions from just about everyone from Marseille Figs and The Jupiter Band, as well as a long list of amazing guest artists.
Produced by J. Maizlish Mole. Additional production by Brian O'Shaughnessy.
Executive production by Dorian McFarland, Mike Hall and Pete Fraser.

PRESALES AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH BANDCAMP.

Available in Download / 180g Double LP / Double CD editions.


Find MOLE/Danger Island on Facebook | Soundcloud | Vimeo | Kickstarter

A Walk Around Portree (2012)

A Walk Around Portree
2012. Pen on paper. 89cm x 173cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

The Jupiter Club
November 2011 – December 2013.
The George Tavern, London.

 

I’m Not Sorry Now (Demo)
December 2010.
J. Maizlish: vocal, guitar, piano solo. John Edwards: double bass. Dorian McFarland: piano.
Recorded at Bark Studio, London. Produced by Brian O’Shaughnessy.

Wild Weeds (2011)  Wild Weeds (2011) 

Wild Weeds
2011. Leighton Grove Press, London.
Available here.

Chalkhill Blue Designs (2013)

Kidnap Alice, Chalk Hill Blue EP.
2013. CD and poster designs.

Every Road on the Isle of Skye (2013)

Every Road on the Isle of Skye
2013. Pen on paper. 89cm x 89cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

Calton Road, Edinburgh (2011)

Calton Road, Edinburgh.
6 August 2011.

Kiss Mint (2009)

Kiss Mint
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board. 201mm x 125mm.

The Scheme of Things (2011)

The Scheme of Things
2011. Pen on paper. 28cm x 30cm.

LAMF (2012)

LAMF
2012. Pen & pencil on paper. 350mm x 250mm.

Don't Say One Thing (2013)

yoB, Don't Say One Thing and Do Another
2013. Mp3 artwork and poster design.

 

Jumbo (Instrumental)
Marseille Figs, 2009.
Bonus track from digital release of Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Paul Seacroft and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival (2011)

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival
2011. Pen on paper. 420mm x 297mm.

Photobooth Strip No. 9 (2005)

Photobooth Strip No.9
2005. Peformance for camera.
40mm x 188mm.

NO-LA November 2009 (2011)

NO – LA November 2009
2011. Pen & pencil on paper. 288mm x 202mm.

Jumbo (2009) - Front Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Back Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Vinyl)

Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP
Marseille Figs, 2009. 5 tracks.17’11”. [12" / CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & J. Maizlish. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Details are here. Available from iTunes.

The Promised Land (2006, ongoing)

The Promised Land
2006, ongoing. Pencil on paper. 2.44m x 1.56m.

Over a Thousand Rainbows (2009)

Over a Thousand Rainbows
In Longplayer Live Programme.
Artangel, London, 2009.

This Year's Roads (2011)

This Year’s Roads
2011. Pen on paper. 286mm x 218mm.

Camp Coffee (2009)

‘Camp’ Coffee
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board.
81mm x 201mm.

Draft Beer with Weenies (2009)

Draft Beer With Weenies, Nos. 1 & 2
2009. Pen & pencil on paper, CDR multiples. 50.8cm x 22cm.

 

The Long Goodbye
Marseille Figs, 2009.
From Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

The Dirty Canon (2007) - Front Cover The Dirty Canon (2007) - Back Cover

The Dirty Canon
Marseille Figs, 2007. 12 tracks. 52’17”. [CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & DM Bob. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Available from iTunes.

Not My Bag (2011)

Not My Bag
2011. Ink on paper. 28cm x 30cm.

Oxford, As Visited in 1997 (2005)

Oxford, As Visited in 1997
2005. Pencil on paper. 297mm x 210mm.

12 Shooters Book (2009)

Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters
LADA, London, 2009.
Available here.

J. Maizlish Mole was born in California and is based in London. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands are The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. He has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg and Berlin. He has performed, exhibited and recorded under a variety of names, including J. Mole, J. Maizlish Mole and Michigan Flint. He can be followed at @jmaizlishmole and reached directly on

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