Molly Brandt is a country and Americana singer-songwriter based out of the Twin Cities. With her classic-sounding, twangy melodies, and dreamily nostalgic undertones, Molly carries on the rich tradition of Americana and rock music. Growing up in Iowa, Molly channels her Midwestern roots to create a distinct sound that weaves together elements of rock, Americana, and modern-era country to something all her own. As a songwriter, Molly draws inspiration from the places surrounding her, crafting place-based and story-driven songs. Delving into her own imagination, Molly breathes life into fantasy stories that contain very real emotion.
Her highly anticipated debut 10-track album, "Surrender to the Night" was released in July 2023 to immediate attention and sparkling reviews: "The alt-country rocker’s fiery debut album cements her place in the Midwest Americana landscape. She puts fresh spins on classic country themes," (Adventures in Americana). Minnesota Public Radio's The Current raves: "Molly Brandt possesses all the right qualities to pay homage to traditional Americana with her own Midwestern personality...whose music is filled with twang, relationship-oriented lyrical themes, and big-hearted tonality". Some songs "meld 70s countrypolitan sounds with late-90s alternative elements" (Adventures in Americana), while others contain "thrilling wall-of-sound crescendos" (Adventures in Americana). "Surrender to the Night" was mainly recorded by engineer, musician, and producer, Colin Loynachan. She also worked with engineer and producer, Patrick Boland, of Honeytone Recording Studios to complete the album that Molly co-produced.
Her live shows have drama and theatrical flair, while her powerhouse vocals effortlessly command the crowd, and danceable grooves light up the two-stepping dance floor. With an incredibly talented band of all-stars, Molly and her band have opened for The Cactus Blossoms, Maggie Rose, and Ana Popovic, to name a few. Molly Brandt is poised for a career ascent as she prepares for the next album release in 2024.