“Moog synths and psych guitars from a stage strewn with flowers” – tipped by The Independent as Sounds From The Other City Festival’s most promising music of the day in 2016.

MOTHER have become one of Manchester’s top live bands supporting the likes of Anna Meredith, Micachu and The Shapes, Jenny Hval and The Weather Station. Their debut single ‘My Lies’ was chosen as a 6Music Recommends track and included in Marc Riley’s Best of 2015 playlist.

The band played a live session on Marc’s 6music show in September 2015. “Creating a sonic palette that comes from an of eerie sense of the pastoral, the group’s core four-piece has frequently been infiltrated with local collaborators as they seek to explore every nuance of a sound that has its roots in drone and minimalism, yet live has equally taken on shapes ranging from the angry and demented to something of a more direct pop hue. So far My Lies is so far the sole recording from a band who’ve so far found themselves at their most natural live, having collaborated with local film and music event collective Video Jam and played at SFTOC as part of Sways Records The Ring Cycle, among other more orthodox shows. My Lies offers a shadowy glimpse into the spatial panorama they’ve been exercising on stage.”

Orbit 2016

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