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Mother Mother sell out UK tour and announce new songs

Maintaining unprecedented momentum as one of 2021’s boldest breakout bands, Vancouver’s alt-rock giants MOTHER MOTHER continue to share music at a prolific pace, revealing two new tracks entitled ‘Forgotten Souls’ and ‘Pure Love’.

To accompany the tracks, the band have released a psychedelic music video for ‘Forgotten Souls’ and a visualiser for ‘Pure Love’. Click here to watch/share ‘Forgotten Souls’ and click here to watch/share ‘Pure Love’. Both tunes herald the release of their eighth full-length album and first for Parlophone Records, INSIDE, arriving June 25th. Click here to pre-save or pre-order INSIDE now.

Embodying their deep and dynamic approach to alternative, ‘Forgotten Souls’ glides along on breezy acoustic guitar punctuated by shimmering keys. The upbeat vocals alternate between a fluttering high backing vocals and wistful croon as singer and guitarist Ryan Guldemond assures, “Forgotten souls, we’ll be okay. Directed by Sterling Larose, the video unfurls like a painting in motion. Framed by watercolor-style effects, the band perform against a backdrop of post-apocalyptic wreckage, juxtaposing darkness and light all at once.

About the song, Ryan commented, ‘Forgotten Souls’ is an older idea that made the record. It was important to me that if we were to include songs conceptualised before INSIDE, they align with the album's theme. The lyric ‘the garden grows in frozen rain’ fit perfectly, and quite accurately describes a big part of healing: trust and trusting in the process. We often link growth to external markers of success, and if we can't see it, we don't believe it—but the soul is constantly evolving and expanding, just from time passing. A different kind of soil turns over when we're just simply being, just like the earth enriches beneath the ice in the dead of winter.”

The visualiser for ‘Pure Love’ speaks to the song’s empowering message of self-love and also stands out as an outlier in the catalog for a very special reason.

‘Pure Love’ feels like it came from a celestial kind of place, and centres around a theme of awe for the universe and creation and promotes self-love as a modality for living,” says Ryan of the track. “I particularly enjoy the fact that it's the only Mother Mother song I've not penned one single lyric for; that only adds to the sense of it having just appeared. Molly was instrumental in writing this one, and sings it beautifully.”

Teasing out the album, the group kicked off this chapter with ‘I Got Love’ and ‘Stay Behind’. The video for ‘I Got Love’ was created by over 4,000 fan submissions from around the world. To date, these tracks cumulatively tallied 2 million-plus streams to date and garnered international critical acclaim, as well as a #1 radio hit in Canada.

To bring INSIDE to life, MOTHER MOTHER will hit the road on a worldwide 2022 tour. Many of the shows have sold out eight months in advance. Dates include nearly 40 shows in 14 countries, including performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris, London, with more to be announced. The UK & Ireland has proved itself to have some of the most passionate MOTHER MOTHER fans on the planet with all the recently announced shows selling out immediately. As a result the venues have been upgraded with a second London show being announced for The Forum!

16/03 – Heaven, London (UK) SOLD OUT
17/03 – The Garage, Glasgow (UK) SOLD OUT
20/03 – Olympia, Dublin (IRE) SOLD OUT
22/03 – The Forum, London (UK) – NEW SHOW ADDED

Click here for full global tour details.

INSIDE takes its inspiration from self-reflection, something band frontman and songwriter Ryan Guldemond was forced to do in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. After several months of writing and recording demos in his home, the album was recorded with Juno award-winning producer Howard Redekopp, who produced the band’s first two releases.

Of creating INSIDE Guldemond says, “The world stopped, and all the sudden I had a lot more alone-time on my hands, which isn’t necessarily conducive to song writing. Usually, I like to venture out and find guidance from an external, interactive narrative—travelling, people, serendipities etc. I love that process – it’s almost like you’re in collaboration with the world. But since that wasn’t an option, I set about a different kind of travel, one more inward and personal, exploring different types of therapies, meditation, and journaling as a means to unearth songs from a deeper, interior place.”

MOTHER MOTHER, comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Ali Siadat and Mike Young, has had a whirlwind decade; over 1.2 billion streams and views, more than 15 million monthly listeners and counting on digital platforms and 2.5 million Shazam searches. The band had a recent feature in Rolling Stone, and made several appearances of late in Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart, as well as topping Lyric Find’s global and US lyric search charts.

In their native Canada, MOTHER MOTHER has had many top 10 singles on the alternative radio charts, including #1’s for weeks on end and the crown of most airplay for any alternative act at radio for multiple years running. Globally, the band’s avid fanbase continues to grow exponentially, as their presence on TikTok organically exploded during the fall of 2020 during lockdown. A variety of songs from O My Heart and Touch Up were used virally on the platform over 325 million times, resulting in millions of streams and new followers on streaming platforms and socials.

22/02 – Tavastia Club, Helsinki (FIN) SOLD OUT
24/02 – Nalen Klubb, Stockholm (SWE) SOLD OUT
26/02 – Parkteatret, Oslo (NOR) SOLD OUT
27/02 – Vega Small Hall, Copenhagen (DEN)
01/03 – Stage Club, Hamburg (DEU)
02/03 – Lido, Berlin (DEU)
04/03 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NLD) SOLD OUT - 2ND SHOW FORTHCOMING
05/03 – Botanique: The Rotonde, Brussels (BEL) SOLD OUT
08/03 – Ampere, Munich (DEU)
09/03 – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan (ITA)
11/03 – Razzmatazz Room 2, Barcelona (ESP)
14/03 – Les Etoiles Theatre, Paris (FRA) SOLD OUT
16/03 – Heaven, London (UK) SOLD OUT
17/03 – The Garage, Glasgow (UK) SOLD OUT
20/03 – Olympia, Dublin (IRE) SOLD OUT22/03 – The O2 Forum, London (UK) – NEW SHOW ADDED

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