If you don’t love Mother Mother already, see them live and I promise you will. Last night, Mother Mother brought down the house at the London Music Hall with tight vocals, great instrumentals and a certain weirdness that sets them apart from the musical herd.
Prior to the show, we were able to get in for a meet and greet and two song acoustic preset. The band was really nice! They performed the songs Neighbour and Hayloft. I was blown away by the vocals of Molly, Jasmine and Ryan who sang polished and practically pitch-perfect. I’d never heard the song Neighbour performed live so that was a real treat too!
Onto the main event…
The night started with Free, an awesome dark-operaesque song off the band’s new album Culture. It was a great choice to start on. Straight from there, the band launched into Body of Years (during which time Molly spiced the song up with a dash of Motorhead’s Ace of Spades). The rest of the set was full of great picks off several albums from O My Heart to The Styx and Very Good Bad Thing.
The best part of the night was perhaps the performance of Hayloft mashed up with Led Zeppelin’s Dazed and Confused. A risky move but this one definitely paid off. I could listen to it over and over and over and over…you get it. From Hayloft/Dazed and Confused, the band jumped head first into Bit by Bit to massive applause and from there, Get Out the Way.
The band came out for their encore to searing appreciation from the crowd, commenting on the power of music to bring people together and the uniqueness of each person in the room (love when musicians get deep). They also took the time to thank the opening act, the crowd, their crew plus a slew of other people who don’t normally get thanked at rock shows (kudos!). Closing the show, Mother Mother performed fan favourites Ghosting and Simply Simple. Simply put, it was an awesome show.
Peace, love and history.