Montauk Hotel are an indie-pop act based in Dublin. Taking influence from the glimmer of early 80s indie-pop, Montauk Hotel fuse strong melodies, glistening guitars and punchy beats to create their own shimmering sound.
Formed late 2016, Montauk Hotel are made up of Claudia Verdecchia (vocals), Shell Dooley (guitars), Aoife Hester (bass) and Naoise O'Brien (drums).
Montauk Hotel have made an impressive impact on the Dublin live music scene since 2016 with headline shows including Whelans, The Workman's Club, The Sound House, The Bowery, Bello Bar, The Harbour Bar and Sin E, as well as supporting international acts such as Goat Girl, PINS and Beauty Sleep. They have appeared at festivals such as Electric Picnic, Other Voices, Groove Festival, Vantastival and Sunflowerfest. Sea Sessions and Kaleidoscope.
The band released their self-titled E.P. in March 2017 with a sold out show in Whelans. Their previous singles 'White Billboards' and 'Stains' were released to critical acclaim in 2018 making Spotify's New Music Friday and A Breathe of Fresh Eire playlist. Montauk Hotel were one of the bands chosen for 2fm Rising 2020.
Their latest single 'Dive (Come Afloat)' was released in January 2023, to acclaim from RTE 2fm, FM104, 98FM, Nialler9, Atwood Magazine, Headstuff and Get in Her Ears.
“On their first release since 2019, Montauk Hotel offer up a glorious wave of nostalgia for 80’s dream pop” – HeadStuff
“A gorgeous jangly pop noise” – Hot Press
“the Dublin band’s vapourous indie guitar married with strident vocals… is delicately-spun and melodic stuff” – RTE Culture
“Nicely straddling the line between indie jangle and straight-up pop” – The Thin Air