Behind the pseudonym ‘Maud’ stands artist, producer, songwriter and singer Kristine Hoff who grew up in Northern Norway, where the sun never shines or never sets. Maud joined Killing Moon’s roster June 2019 after being spotted at the showcase festival Sørveiv in Kristiansand by manager Achal Dhillon leading to the release of her debut single ‘Real’ which was released on Killing Moon Records in March 2020.
Having kicked off her album campaign with a bang, Maud’s first single ‘Bad Things’ landed her on the the cover of Deezer’s ‘New Electronic’ playlist and since then, Maud has garnered further support from Amazing Radio, Radio Nova, NRK P3 Urørt, as well as being featured in various Spotify playlists such as Poptastic, Electronic Right Meow, Vanish and Lovetrap. Maud has also made waves in the US with New York’s tastemaker blog Glamglare choosing ‘Baby Girl’ as their ‘Song Pick of the day’.
On home turf, Maud has featured on various Norwegian festival line-ups such as Insomnia, Sørveiv, Trænafestivalen and Bodø Jazz Open. Maud also made her UK debut at London’s The Old Blue Last in March 2020 as part of New Moons Volume XIII showcase garnering her notable attention across some of the city’s critical industry folk. Since then, Maud has worked instinctively preparing her for the release of her debut album (21.05.21) despite a global feeling of uncertainty.
«Maud has made a name for herself as a purveyor of a distinctly eerie, electronic sound often paired with a biting lyric and distorted vocals, transporting the listener to a surreal, futuristic world.» – Unrecorded