on Dine Alone Records, Available via Bandcamp Today
Single Mothers broke up in 2009 – and have been playing shows ever since.
“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”
photo credit: Ryan Jupp
Single Mothers is a gut-wrenching bombshell of energy unable to be suppressed. 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. In no time, he was back in the studio. Teasing a 2017 full-length, Single Mothers has revealed two new tracks from the same sessions, “East Van Band Van“ and “Night School“ via Bandcamp today.
Through watching his friends go through the coveted ritual of family, marriage, kids and excitement over earning the corner office, Drew suddenly found himself questioning reality. Whether it’s a cyclical fashion trend handed down through generations or a lifestyle achievement, it’s all an illusion. The grass can seem greener. Did we all perish back in 1999’s Y2K? And if we did, would this be heaven or hell? How do we develop the vocabulary to set ourselves free to follow a new path? Thomson muses, “People will paint you the colours convenient to them.”