J. Maizlish Mole

Biographical Note


 J. Maizlish Mole is an artist, songwriter and bandleader.

Among his works are drawings, songs, LPs, videos, essays, installations and interventions. He releases music as MOLE. His other bands were Marseille Figs (1999-2011) and the Jupiter Band (2011-2013). He grew up in California and spent his late teens in New York. He attended Parsons School of Design and the New School for Social Research (both in New York), before receiving a BA from St. Martins College of Art and an MA from the Slade School of Art (both in London). His first solo record, Danger Island (2018), was preceded by a series of EPs beginning in 2015. Other recent projects include two extensive drawing/mapping works of St. Louis for the Gateway Foundation (2015-16), two of Portree and the Isle of Skye (2012-13), a commissioned map of Edinburgh for the 2011 Edinburgh Art Festival (2011), the monthly live music night The Jupiter Club (2011-2013), the booklet of lyrics Wild Weeds (2011), and the ongoing mapping project The Promised Land (begun in 2006).

Select Projects

MOLE / Black Eggs EP

BLACK EGGS EP. Out now.

1. Annie Get Your Gun  /  2. Fireflies  /  3. Keep Me Moving On

Find it on iTunes | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Facebook

MOLE / Danger Island

DANGER ISLAND. 25 May 2018.

Danger Island is a new 21-song double album from MOLE.
Crowdfunded in 2014, it's been more than 5 years in the making.
Releases 25 May 2018. Preorder it now from planetmole.com.

Fireflies
From Danger Island. 2018.
Preorders available from planetmole.com.

The Land (2017)

The Land
2017. Pen on paper. 73.5cm x 99cm. Edition of 40.

Keep Me Moving On
From the Black Eggs EP. 2017.
Available from iTunes.

MOLE / Tar Baby EP

Tar Baby EP
The first EP from Danger Island. May 2015.
Buy it from Bandcamp | iTunes

MOLE / The Grand Tour EP

The Grand Tour EP
The second EP from Danger Island. June 2016.
Buy it from Bandcamp | iTunes

The House & Orchards (2017)

The House & Orchards
2016. Pen on paper. 58cm x 42cm. Edition of 80.
Prints are available to purchase here

A Walk Around Portree (2012)

A Walk Around Portree
2012. Pen on paper. 89cm x 173cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

The Jupiter Club
November 2011 – December 2013.
The George Tavern, London.

Wild Weeds (2011)  Wild Weeds (2011) 

Wild Weeds
2011. Leighton Grove Press, London.
Available here.

Chalkhill Blue Designs (2013)

Kidnap Alice, Chalk Hill Blue EP.
2013. CD and poster designs.

Every Road on the Isle of Skye (2013)

Every Road on the Isle of Skye
2013. Pen on paper. 89cm x 89cm.
Prints are available to purchase here.

Calton Road, Edinburgh (2011)

Calton Road, Edinburgh.
6 August 2011.

Kiss Mint (2009)

Kiss Mint
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board. 201mm x 125mm.

The Scheme of Things (2011)

The Scheme of Things
2011. Pen on paper. 28cm x 30cm.

LAMF (2012)

LAMF
2012. Pen & pencil on paper. 350mm x 250mm.

Don't Say One Thing (2013)

yoB, Don't Say One Thing and Do Another
2013. Mp3 artwork and poster design.

Jumbo (Instrumental)
Marseille Figs, 2009.
Bonus track from digital release of Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer, Darryl Hunt, Paul Seacroft and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival (2011)

Sites of the Edinburgh Art Festival
2011. Pen on paper. 420mm x 297mm.

Photobooth Strip No. 9 (2005)

Photobooth Strip No.9
2005. Peformance for camera.
40mm x 188mm.

NO-LA November 2009 (2011)

NO – LA November 2009
2011. Pen & pencil on paper. 288mm x 202mm.

Jumbo (2009) - Front Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Back Cover  Jumbo (2009) - Vinyl)

Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP
Marseille Figs, 2009. 5 tracks.17’11”. [12" / CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & J. Maizlish. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Available from iTunes.

The Promised Land (2006, ongoing)

The Promised Land
2006, ongoing. Pencil on paper. 2.44m x 1.56m.

Over a Thousand Rainbows (2009)

Over a Thousand Rainbows
In Longplayer Live Programme.
Artangel, London, 2009.

This Year's Roads (2011)

This Year’s Roads
2011. Pen on paper. 286mm x 218mm.

Camp Coffee (2009)

‘Camp’ Coffee
2009. Acrylic & pencil on board.
81mm x 201mm.

Draft Beer with Weenies (2009)

Draft Beer With Weenies, Nos. 1 & 2
2009. Pen & pencil on paper, CDR multiples. 50.8cm x 22cm.

The Long Goodbye
Marseille Figs, 2009.
From Jumbo / The Long Goodbye EP.
With Andrew Ranken, John Edwards, Jem Finer and the Jumbo Chorale.
Available from iTunes.

The Dirty Canon (2007) - Front Cover The Dirty Canon (2007) - Back Cover

The Dirty Canon
Marseille Figs, 2007. 12 tracks. 52’17”. [CD / MP3]
Produced by Jem Finer & DM Bob. Additional production by Brian O’Shaughnessy.
Available from iTunes.

Not My Bag (2011)

Not My Bag
2011. Ink on paper. 28cm x 30cm.

Oxford, As Visited in 1997 (2005)

Oxford, As Visited in 1997
2005. Pencil on paper. 297mm x 210mm.

12 Shooters Book (2009)

Marcia Farquhar’s 12 Shooters
LADA, London, 2009.
Available here.

J. Maizlish Mole was born in California and is based in London. He releases music as MOLE. His past bands were The Jupiter Band and Marseille Figs. He has lived in New York, London, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Hamburg and Berlin. He has performed, exhibited and recorded all over the world and under a variety of names. He can be followed at @jmaizlishmole and reached directly on

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