News and Press
Capping off our Year
The final strech of 2015 was a blast. In October we released the first in our set of singles that will continue into next year. (http://motherleads.bandcamp.com/album/when-time-will-slow-down). Each one of the shows we did was great and we played with some cool new bands, along with some of our usual favourites. We hit Bistro de Paris in Montreal with our friends Ravenblack and Alex Robshaw. We got to play a cool little place in Windsor called Villains Beasto which sports hand drawn portraits of many of the most classic baddies of all time. We joined on with Sista Fista and Black Eyed Susan. We got to return to our favourite place in Oshawa, The Moustache Club with The Micronite Filters and Tijuana Jesus. We had our Holiday party in Toronto @ The Central with Suns of Stone who just released a new record, Ballroom Babies & Alex Robshaw.
Our last of the year was at York University for a Corus Feeds Kids Holiday toy drive through our friend Steve Prince. This was a cool acoustic vibe and we got to do a slightly quieter and more jam oriented version of our set. Our next set of shows will be in February as we work on writing new material, and recording the best of what we have right now. Stay tuned for updates on both.
Check out this cool Q & A Ray did with realsoundsok.blogspot.co.
Our new single’s getting spun over at Indieminded.com, check it out friends!:
Another cool website in ‘Canadianbeats.ca’ helping us spread the good word about our new single. Check the link below:
Dusty Organ gives us the good word in this little review, here you go folks:
The Permanent Rain Press is a pop culture news and interview outlet based in Vancouver. They recently spun our new single, check it out below!:
‘When Time Will Slow Down’ is premiered by our friends at Puregrainaudio.com
check out the link: exclusive-song-stream-premiere
This is the first of a series of 3 singles that we plan to release over the next little while, starting this month. The second during the winter and the third to kick off next summer. As you’re soon to find out, Mother Leads as a project is quite idealistic. We keep our influences close at hand trying to capture and restore the best of the last 40 years, giving our own creativity to the mix.
New Single / Fourth Quarter
The time has come to put forth a new offering. From Satan’s Lovebox Studio (our home lair) to your ears. ‘When Time Will Slow Down’ is slated to be released this Autumn along with a set of live dates to follow. This will be part 1 in a set of three singles that we plan to put out between Oct 2015 and June 2016. The recording and production for ‘Time’ was done in house and features a sound / direction that we feel aptly represents our band at this point in time.
Our (fourth) annual Halloween Hootenanny is on Devils Night this year @ Cherry Colas with our friends King Beez, Womb & Nuffsaid . There will be prizes for best costumes, this is a guaranteed howler and always one of our most anticipated nights of the year.
Following the new single release and Halloween, we have a handful of dates to go visit some of our friends
Nov 7 / Montreal
Nov 14th / Windsor
Nov 20 / Oshawa
Dec 4 /Toronto
Dec 11th / Kingston
Stay tuned for details. We’re always working to push forward, expand our audience, make new friends, develop our sound, and bring sonic fury wherever we go. In 2016 we hope to go global.
We have had some fun shows to kick off the Summer fun. First was Canadian Music Week, then we took it into the finals for the Breaking Bands competition, and scored quite well with an impressive panel of judges including Ian D’sa (Billy Talent) & Zack Werner (Canadian Idol, Dragons Den). It was a good run, and we met some cool bands along the way. We also took part in the Soundtrack for the City festival in Oshawa, presented by Music City North (we’ll be participating in the Toronto Kensington series as well later in August). Our good friends This! is a Crisis just released a new EP, and we got to play at the release party this weekend which was also a blast. Great fun in a small, sweaty room full of good vibes.
This coming weekend we head to Ottawa to hit up House of TARG for the first time with our Brothers Suns of Stone (Here’s the event) Heard great things about this place, we’re looking forward to playing there for the first and probably not the last time. The following weekend (31st) we’re back at Homegrown Hamilton for a night with kick ass garage / blues outfit Pete Van Dyk & The Second Hand Band. Our next Toronto show is at the always fun, Horseshoe Tavern on Aug 8th for the Shark Week album release party, along with The Kerouacs & more.
We will also be releasing a brand new music video early next month for ‘Top of the World’. Our very own little Grindhouse movie homage. Because grindhouse is the shit and why the hell not? Directed by Lexy Robidoux, and FX artist Tabitha-Leigh Ferguson, who both work respectively in the Horror film universe. Can’t wait to show this one to you! Lots of other cool stuff in the works right now, Updates to come VERY SOON!!
Thank You for reading.
MindtheMusic.ca took some cool photos of us and our buddies ‘Womb’ from one of our shows at Cherry Colas.
Check them out below: