Montauk Hotel – ‘Hands’

With a sound that’s not too dissimilar to the late and much lamented Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries, Montauk Hotel are back with their new single, ‘Hands’, which follows on from the success of their debut self-titled EP and single ‘Sense Of Place’.

The Dublin shimmer pop band comprises Claudia Verdecchia on vocals, Shell Dooley on guitar, Aoife Hester on bass, and last but certainly not least, Karima Dillon-El Toukhy holding it all together on drums.

Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the Fair City’s most exciting live acts, Mountauk Hotel have performed at the likes of The Last Mixed Tape’s Lost Series, The Sound House, Bello Bar, The Bowery, Vantastival, and Sunflower Festival. They’ve also had headline shows at Whelan’s, Sin E, The Harbour Bar, and The Workman’s Club.

‘Hands’ is a fast paced track with a strong and very pleasing jangly guitar rhythm, and although just under 3 minutes long still manages to pack in a lot. You’ll be guaranteed to hit the replay button: ‘Hands’ is very very earwormy.

You can see Montauk Hotel promoting ‘Hands’ live at the following:

March 28th – Whelan’s, Dublin
April 5th – The Menagerie, Belfast
April 27th – The Underground, Dublin

‘Hands’ is available from Spotify, and iTunes. You can find out more about Montauk Hotel online on their official website, as well as their Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram, Breaking Tunes, and YouTube accounts.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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