Discuss Album + Reveal Lead Single
Announces Sophomore LP Our Pleasure
Out June 16 on Dine Alone Records
Single Mothers broke up in 2009 – and have been playing shows ever since.
photo credit: Ryan Jupp
“Combining scab-peeling punk with speak-shout vocals reminiscent of the Hold Steady, this band of townies from London, Ontario, ruthlessly skewers hypocrites, McSweeney’s snobs, drunk assholes, and God, just to name a few.“ – Pitchfork “Rising”
“It’s a lesson in the power of punk…’” – NME
“Known for their explosive live show, unrelenting punk rock appeal and a palpable tension that seems to bleed into their music, this is a band with some serious brawn behind them” – VICE’s Noisey
Single Mothers is a gut-wrenching bombshell of energy unable to be suppressed. They have announced the release of their sophomore LP, Our Pleasure, out June 16 on Dine Alone Records and Big Scary Monsters (UK/Europe). Opening track “Undercover” is a mix-mash of religious banter and societal reflection from an outsider perspective. VICE’s Noisey sat down with frontman Drew Thomson to discuss this latest effort and all he’s be up to in between. They also debuted lead album track “Undercover”
“Undercover” takes off on a running start and the record never turns back. “High Speed” is a self-aware stinger that includes sly references to Star Trek: The Next Generation for Thomson’s mom. “Long Distance” is a more pensive and hostile track digging back to the bar days of social bridge building and foundational collapses. And so it goes.
After about a year mulling around Ontario, Drew Thomson tried to find his place in the “real life grind” through a variety of odd jobs. Ultimately, this exercise only strengthened his prolific and innate need to create and in no time, he was back in the studio. They chose Jukasa, located on a Native reserve called Ohsweken about half an hour outside Hamilton, ON, where Drew has lived for the last two years. They didn’t have any songs or enough band members, but that was a familiar mess and they welcomed it—each Single Mothers release has had a different lineup. “I look at Single Mothers now more as a vessel that I’m happy to be riding in, or an apartment that people come to visit and leave little things behind in,” Thomson explains, “a couple beers or a shirt, or a poster on the wall, and those things build up and either make a home or just a pile of junk. It’s up to us to decide.”
2. High Speed
3. Long Distance
5. People Are Pets
10. Bolt Cutters