- 30 Nov 15
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Dublin heavy-psych warriors Mother Mooch have been kicking up dust for a few years now, perfecting a desert blues that oozes ominously from the speakers when you hit play on debut LP Nocturnes.
The album was recorded with Gary Duncan in Red Lake Studios who, according to guitarist Sid, immediately understood what the band was going for. “We played him our first EP and he said, ‘I can hear Sabbath, Monster Magnet and Faith No More, do yis want to sound like that?’ I was like, ‘That’s exactly what we want my friend!’”
While Nocturnes wears its influences on its sleeve, the album is lifted by the individuality each member brings. From the soulful vocals of singer Chloe, to the classic hard rock riffing, shoegaze-y soundscapes and thundering drumming – Mother Mooch create a massive racket that’s all their own.
“I could have just gone into Bruxelles and grabbed four Black Sabbath fans but it’s great to have everyone bring in something completely different,” enthuses Sid, before going on to heap praise on drummer Danni (“She’s amazing! She recorded the drums for the whole album on the first day!”), and gleefully recall the six week trial by fire that saw new bassist Barry learn all of their songs, support QOTSA/Kyuss’ legend Nick Oliveri, record the entire debut album and finish off with a date at Knockanstockan.
It’s a pace Mother Mooch are keen to maintain, with vinyl releases and European tours all on the cards for the New Year.HEAR: Mother Mooch's debut LP. (Check out that cover art!).
SEE: Mother Mooch at the Mother Fuzzer’s Ball in On The Rox on December 19, and the video for ‘My Song 21’