- 14 Feb 19
What does Belfast-based Mob Wife have to say about their new singles?
In summer 2018, Belfast-based rock band Mob Wife released their first single, ‘Warm Water’, which rumbled with the frustrations of the daily grind. It found frontman Chris Leckey unleashing lines like, “Tip top job in a glass lined building / I figured out the joy of living”.
Comprised of Chris Leckey (guitar/vocals), Carl Small (bass) and Mark McDaid (drums), Mob Wife are all business in early 2019, with extensive gigging on the agenda as well as a new double single, ‘Captain Care A Lot’ / ‘Hellsong’. Amidst thrashing guitars and rapid drum beats, the first track of addresses the artificiality social media perpetuates. “It’s about this reliance on social media in order to dictate your own personality,” says Leckey. “People being keyboard charity workers.”
‘Captain Care A Lot’ and ‘Hellsong’ prove that Mob Wife are not a one-note outfit, with each song showing a different side of the same band.
Indeed, Mob Wife are determined not to repeat themselves – which is particularly evident on ‘Hellsong’. “I wanted to release that track sooner rather than later,” notes Leckey. “That was so we could avoid people saying, ‘They’re that band who play really fast and heavy all the time.’”
The new songs are merely a taste of what’s to come from Mob Wife, with their debut EP arriving later in 2019. It should be a belter.
Mob Wife will be playing at Anseo on February 16.