Mother Mother are excited to tackle the beast on tour for their brand new fifth album and major label debut Very Good Bad Things.”
“It’s a bit of a beast. It’s bigger and bolder and badder than ever before,” said vocalist / keyboardist Jasmin Parkin.
The band plays Average Joes, Dec. 2 with USS.
The five piece, Juno nominated Vancouver based indie pop band includes Ryan Guldemond, his sister Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Jeremy Page and Ali Siadat. They rose to indie acclaim with their first two albums Touch Up (2007) and O My Heart (2008) while the nation took notice. Their next two albums Eureka (2011) and The Sticks (2012) delivered the Top 5 radio hits “The Stand”, “Bit By Bit” and “Let’s Fall In Love,” making the band the second most aired alternative act in Canada in 2012 and 2013.
They are excited to be supported by Universal Records.
“We’re still in the honeymoon stages of the relationship, but it’s been incredible actually. We’ve never had a team like this to support us,” she continued.
She noted producer Gavin Brown, who has produced the Tragically Hip and Metric, gave the new record a more of a rock edge.
“ There are lots of little sounds and vocal harmonies on it. It’s still got a lot of synth on it, but there are rock undertones,” she said adding the band didn’t feel much pressure for recording their major label debut.
“We didn’t feel too much pressure. We wanted to go in and make the best album that the songs would allow,” she continued adding Ryan Guldemond wrote the lyrics for the album as usual.
“ Lyrics are Ryan’s domain. He builds the bare bones and we build around them,” she said adding the band builds their music around them.
While she plays keyboards on the album, she noted vocals are her primary contribution.
“ Vocals is what I went to school for. I
love playing piano, but vocals are my first love. They are a challenge,
but they are good challenge. They’re how I get to express myself,” she
continued noting the band work a lot on vocal harmonies.