Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Mother Mother

Mother MotherFirst hearing Body of Years by the group, they warped mysterious lyrics with great vocals which easily drew me in. This allowed for Mother Mother to create a distinct sound we’ve grown to love, so when the band took the time to speak with us about The Sticks, what they do outside of music for fun and more, we were pretty damn excited! So to all you fans, here’s an interview with Mother Mother!

AMBY: You recently released your album The Sticks, what have you been up to since?

MM: Mostly rehearsing, making a couple of videos and getting ready to go on tour.

AMBY: Your sound is very unique, how would you describe it three words?

MM: Tongue in cheek.

AMBY: Which three songs are the quintessential Mother Mother?

MM: Today, I’d say Bit By Bit, Infinitesimal and Little Pistol, but that answer changes depending on a number of subjective and highly variable factors.

AMBY: I am very much enjoying the new single Bit By Bit, what is the story behind the song?

MM: It’s the perspective of one who wants to leave behind the complicated, compulsive and corrupted psyche of the group consciousness of the modern city and revert to something more pure and connected.

AMBY: What is the most memorable moment you have had while touring?

MM: The painful ordeal of not being able to poo for eons.

AMBY: On the topic of touring, what’s your favourite song to play live right now?

MM: Infinitesimal.

AMBY: What is your favourite lyric that you have written?

MM: Let the mammas run.

AMBY: What do you do outside music for fun?

MM: Exercise, socialize, fantasize, googoo eyes.

AMBY: What’s on your iPod at the moment?

MM: I am joyously listening to Hannah Georgas’ new album (self-titled).

AMBY: How would you define success for yourselves as a band?

MM: Doing something you love and having that as a career that sustains you. But it’s only success as long as it is ongoing. As soon as that situation stops you’re a failed musician.

AMBY: What is the best song of 2012 so far?

MM: Robotic, by Hannah Georgas.

AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Mother Mother that nobody knows yet?

MM: We are all sitting at a food court in Toronto’s Pearson airport playing with our phones and laptops right now, all at once.


Take a look at Mother Mother’s neat video for Baby Don’t Dance below, and also enjoy the tune! And of course, thank you Mother Mother, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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