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Mother Mother return to Shine On in Lethbridge

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Vancouver based indie rock/ pop band Mother Mother return to Lethbridge to play the Shine On music Festival, Sept. 2.Mother Mother’s Ryan Guldemond is excited to return to lethbridge for Shine On, Sept. 2. Photo by Richard Amery

Since playing Freshfest at  the University of Lethbridge two years, ago, the band has been busy touring in support of their latest CD “No Culture.”

“We‘ve been touring a lot. We got  our first Canadian number one hit  (“the Drugs”) and we‘ve made some headway in America, which is no small feat, but their is still a lot of work to do there,” said frontman Ryan Guldemond from Pearse Island off the coast of British Columbia.

 He noted the new album is a slight change in musical direction for the band.

“It’s our most vulnerable album and our most modern sounding album production-wise, which we weren’t sure if our  fans would be put off by it, but so far, they seem to like it,” continued Guldemond, who is joined by his sister Molly Guldemond on keyboards and vocals, Jasmin Parkin on keyboards and vocals and drummer Ali Siadat.
They always enjoy playing Lethbridge.
“It’s always a lot of fun and audiences always let it all out,” he continued.

“It’s going to be a really good show. We’ll play  a lot of the new album,  the older hits and some new songs. it will be a really well-rounded show,” he promised.


 Visually, other than lights, their show will be pretty basic looking.

“We have lights, but we don’t have any pyrotechnics or projections. That can really detract from the music. So we have lights that reflect the emotional weight of the music.
He noted the highlight of the year was selling out a five night run at esteemed Vancouver venue the Commodore.

“I used to go see shows there all the time and never in my life did I think I’d be playing there even as an opening act, but here I was playing a residency there,” he enthused.
“ 2017 has been a  pretty crazy year, but it’s been a  lot of fun,” he said, adding they are releasing another single “Baby Boy” off their new album.

“Then we’ll disappear down the writing hole,” he said, noting baby boy is definitely not as light sounding as the title as it doesn’t have anything about babies or boys.
“It comes from a real left of centre place for us. We‘re glad our management team chose it as a single,” he said , adding it is the story of a friend who became addicted to drugs, whose older sister took care of him and called him baby boy.
 Mother Mother plays Shine On music Festival, Sept. 2.

 — by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 August 2017 11:33 )  
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