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Mobina Galore

Mobina Galore


Since forming in 2011, Mobina Galore, the Winnipeg punk duo of Jenna Priestner (guitar/ vocals), and drummer Marcia Hanson (drums/ vocals) have cut their teeth on an approach to music that operates without fluff. Now two albums into their nearly decade long career, their highly-anticipated third full-length album, Don’tWorry, out on September 6th,2019onNew Damage Records and Gunner Records (EU), continues the band’s signature of crafting unapologetically heavy, wildly dynamic songs that explore life’s peaks and valleys with discerning emotional clarity.

While keeping a firm hold on their tight, workhorse-like approach to songs, Don’t Worry may be their most sprawling release to date. With each song clocking in at four minutes or less, they don’t bother dancing around restrained and acceptable responses to heartbreak. Shortly after meeting in 2008, in the drunken mornings after returning home from the bar, Jenna and Marcia began covering Tegan and Sara songs in Jenna’s jam space before focusing on creating original music. Their debut album Cities Away (2014) packed the complexities of life transitions into a smart, scrappy container of straightforward power punk. Their stripped-back sophomore effort Feeling Disconnected (2017) dealt with feelings of isolation and was recorded with just drums and guitar in an effort to channel the raw intensity of their live shows.

Don’t Worry is a twelve-track collection of breathless shout-along anthems. The album revels in rapidly accelerating power chords, while paying homage to a range of generational genre touchpoints like 90s west coast skate punk and first-wave midwest emo. The product is an urgent capsule that both builds on the legacy of bands like the Distillers and Against Me! (LJG once gushed over Jenna’s dynamic vocals) and updates the script. Jenna and Marcia go straight for the jugular through lyrics that shuffle through a wide range of emotions—confusion and indignation; exasperation and finally, forgiveness— that speak to the blunt reality of universal experiences.

“Writing Don’t Worry was annoyingly emotional. We were both suffering from heartbreak and for the two years we spent getting the album together, every time we'd go to practice one of the new songs felt like digging up old sore wounds. It’s a very honest album which was nerve-racking to put out for people to hear, but here we are.” — Marcia Hanson

As part of the most recent generation of artists invested in retrofitting the genre with new narratives, Mobina Galore have weaponized their outsider attitude into explosive punk that demands attention on the band’s own terms. By building a catalogue of expertly-executed songs, they’re challenging the industry’s entrenched shortcomings by flipping the stereotype of “overly emotional women” on its head, and instead, turning it into their battle axe.

Releases

Shows

Aug 26
 
Glasgow, SCT
 
St Luke's
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Aug 27
 
Edinburgh, SCT
 
Liquid Room
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Aug 28
 
Manchester, UK
 
Academy 2
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Aug 29
 
London, UK
 
Scala
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Aug 30
 
Bristol, UK
 
o2 Academy
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Aug 31
 
Birmingham, UK
 
o2 Institute
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 03
 
Amsterdam, NL
 
Melkweg
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 04
 
Cologne, DE
 
Club Volta
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 05
 
Hamburg, DE
 
Knust
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 06
 
Berlin, DE
 
SO36
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 07
 
Leipzig, DE
 
Connie Island
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 08
 
Munich, DE
 
Backstage Halle
w/ Laura Jane Grace and Frank Iero
Sep 11
 
Sudbury, ON
 
The Asylum
 
Sep 12
 
Ottawa, Canada
 
The 27 Club
Sep 13
 
Jonquire, QC
 
Le Deluge Fest
Sep 14
 
Quebec, Canada
 
L'ANTI
w/ The Dreadnoughts
Sep 15
 
Halifax, Canada
 
Gus' Pub
 
Sep 19
 
Sherbrooke, QC
 
Le Murdoch
 
Sep 20
 
Vankleek Hill, ON
 
Beau's Oktoberfest
w/ THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, SHAD, NEON DREAMS
Sep 21
 
Vankleek Hill, ON
 
Beau's Oktoberfest
w/ THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, SHAD, NEON DREAMS
Sep 25
 
Toronto, ON
 
Cherry Cola's
w/ Ship of Fools
 
Sep 26
 
Barrie, ON
 
Foxx Lounge
w/ Ship of Fools
 
Sep 27
 
Hamilton, ON
 
Doors Pub
w/ Ship of Fools
 
Sep 28
 
London, ON
 
Probably House
 
Sep 29
 
Newmarket, ON
 
The Goat
 
Oct 06
 
Winnipeg, Canada
 
The Park Theatre
w/ Off Their Heads