Alex Moran was born in London in 1984. Throughout his childhood and teen years his family moved around frequently living in Warwickshire, a vineyard in country Queensland, Brisbane, Hobart and Adelaide in Australia. Alex studied English Literature at the University of Adelaide, where he started singing, writing and learning guitar. He decided
to return to UK in 2006.
Moran first began as a solo artist; intent to learn and develop his craft of song writing. He initially performed at open mics and small venues then moved onto larger shows at Barrowlands 2 in Glasgow and The Jam House in Edinburgh. However, Alex began to feel a number of his songs would benefit from accompaniment so The Seven Deadly Sins
started to emerge.
A number of high profile shows soon followed; at Glasgow’s Barfly and Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, but The Seven Deadly Sins didn’t start to truly find their feet as a band until 2010, when the initial line up of Kevin Turner, Euan Fullarton & Callum Norris gave the band a real sense of stability. This helped Moran’s writing, depth and confidence,
seen in the development in his work from ‘Work Me Like a Dog’ to ‘21st Century Man’ to ‘I Hate The Smell of a Rat’ to ‘Dandelion Tea’.
The Seven Deadly Sins recorded in London and at Ca Va Sound in Glasgow, where their debut EP ‘Misery Lake’ was recorded, mixed and mastered. The group played a number of acclaimed venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow from King Tuts Wah Wah to Liquid Room having supported a number of national and international touring acts.
In the summer of 2012, Alex decided to focus on his latest project Quiet as a Mouse.
The group’s live reputation has quickly grown in the past year as QAAM have supported The Orwells, Palma Violets (Rough Trade Records), The Crookes, Hey Sholay & Dingus Khan (Fierce Panda Records) & The Electric Soft Parade. Their first batch of London shows were with Club Fandango at Bull & Gate & Buffalo Bar as well as headlining
These outstanding performances have earned them “Gig of the Day” from Ruth Kilpatrick at Amazing Radio, airplay support from Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Chris Martin, Charlie Ashcroft and Jim Gellaty at Amazing Radio.
On the back of the free download track ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)’ the band released their debut single ‘Home Is The Hardest Place To Find’ in August 2013.
Quiet as a Mouse released their new single ‘Casketcase’ with b-side ‘Dandelion Tea’ on 17th February. ‘Casketcase’ like ‘Home Is The Hardest Place To Find’ is produced by Marcus Mackay (Frightened Rabbit, Snow Patrol, Sparrow & The Workshop) and mastered by Chris Potter (Arctic Monkeys, Anna Calvi, Suede
& Primal Scream).
In April QAAM will be working on tracks for their debut EP with Liam Watson (The White Stripes ‘Elephant’ & The Wytches) at Toerag Studios in London.
Alex Moran is at a very exciting point in his career and we are very pleased and proud to be able to publish his excellent songs.
We hope you enjoy his songs and work.
“They’ve only been going for just over a year, but Quiet as a Mouse are fast becoming one of Scotland’s hottest prospects…’Home Is The Hardest Place To Find’ is a soaring anthem packed full of melody…it reminds me of Snow Patrol’s edgier moments.” The Sun
The Daily Record said of the bands April free giveaway single “some bands don’t even achieve such a great track as ‘An Accident Waiting To Happen (Awoo Woo Woo)’ let alone give it away for free. It’s a contender for Scottish single of the year.”
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