J Colleran

Jack Colleran, also known as better known as MMOTHS, is an Irish electronic musician. Colleran has played piano since he was five years old. He played in several bands while in school and, in 2011, began making music on his laptop using a demo version of Ableton Live. He released the demo on SoundCloud a week later under the stage name MMOTHS. Having released a number of tracks on SoundCloud, MMOTHS was approached by and then signed to Los Angeles music label SQE Music. SQE released his self-titled debut EP in March 2012, which featured guest vocals from Superhumanoids and Keep Shelly In Athens. His music as been described as “an utterly beautiful blend of electronics that are somehow crafted to evolve with an aching sense of soulful intimacy”.


1: Name is Jack
2: From Newbridge
3: in Ireland


1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?

Sonically speaking, silence has been a massive influence on what I’m working on as of late. I’ve become very interested in stripping things back as much as possible and leaving only what’s really absolutely necessary.

2. How and when did you get into making music?

I started playing piano when I was quite young, then got into computer music in my teenage years and started figuring how to make it myself.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?

MBV – Loveless
Dean Blunt – The Redeemer
John Luther Adams – The Wind in High Places
Jules Venturini – Whities 014
Brian Eno – Lux

4. What do you associate with Berlin?

Every time I’m in Berlin there’s always a strong sense of freedom and space about it. I really love being there.

5. What’s your favourite place in your town?

The Curragh Plains

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?

I’d probably be a florist.

7. What was the last record/music you bought?

Petrol, a track from Tourist Kid’s new record ‘Crude Tracer’ for a mix I was putting together.

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?

I’m quite interested in finding a light artist to collaborate with on a project.

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?

Seeing My Bloody Valentine in Ireland in 2013. I still haven’t experienced anything else that’s topped that for me.

10. How important is technology to your creative process?

Technology’s vital for me. I compose entirely on a computer so I’d be pretty lost without it.

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?

I have one sibling, Sarah. She’s the best.


Photo: Philip White