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Our Mother – Just Don’t

Following the release of their A.O.B. EP earlier in the year, the Tottenham-based Our Mother return with their new single “Just Don’t” – a work of subtle beauty that cements the four of them, John Hartley, Joseph Charlton, Liam Garrett and Paul Kowalewski, at the forefront of forward-thinking electronic pop.

A skronky, otherworldly take on heartbroken pop” – DIY

The band themselves say: “Just Don’t is #love #instagood #beautiful #happy #followme #me #follow #selfie #ike4like #summer #friends #instadaily #girl #fun #smile #repost #tagsforlikes #art #instalike #food #igers #nature #style #likeforlike #instamood #nofilter #follow4follow #amazing #life #fitness #bestoftheday #beauty #sun #travel #music #sky #l #pretty #sunset #hair #foodporn #makeup #instagram #tflers #party #ootd #girls #cool #funny #instapic #hot #healthy #yummy #model #iphoneonly #motivation #gym #instacoolwork #followback #webstagram #my #instasize #tweegram #iphonesia #instafollow #flowers #design #instalove #instafood #fit #sweet #blackandwhite #wedding #workout #entrepreneur #superbabe #fitnessfirst #forsale #cleanlife #success #igdaily

Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Our Mother Mix)

Our Mother have today shared a remix of ‘La Ritournelle’ by Sébastian Tellier. Infusing their own heady and baroque video-game aesthetic into an indisputable classic in this new mix, Our Mother’s version of ‘La Ritournelle’ features exceptional bass and stabbing, staccato synths punctuating the now broken voice of Tellier. Hinting at the band’s fascination with the Berlin techno scene, they bring an air of the forlorn to an already beautifully melancholy track.

Our Mother – Surprise Machine Remix

Our Mother  release their debut EP A.O.B. tomorrow 29th April 2016. Today the band share a fantastic remix of ‘Surprise Machine’ by Tomoya Forster of Pumarosa, alongside the news that they’re also streaming their debut EP via DIY.

The remix by Forster – which also features contributions from Eliot Gelberg Wilson (Double Bass), Robb Dixxon (Guitar) and Julian Vicary (MS10) – expands the idiosyncratic, left-field pop world of Our Mother by adding fresh instrumentation (including a highly propulsive bass line) and thick layers of distortion that skyrockets the original chorus to new heights.

To celebrate the EP’s release, the band will play a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 3 May. Tickets are available here. A.O.B. EP can be pre-ordered digitally from iTunes or on limited, heavyweight vinyl via Rough Trade. Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESShere.

Our Mother – Age Of Empirez

Our Mother release their debut EP A.O.B. on 29th April 2016 and today the band shares their EP’s opening track, ‘Age of Empirez‘.

Deeply atmospheric and emanating with the youthful nostalgia that comes with the game of the same name, ‘Age of Empirez’ subtly nods to Age of Adz-era Sufjan Stevens while remaining rooted in the self-recorded sounds (of an airplane, in this case) and disparate elements that end up lifting the band’s songs to otherworldly places.

To celebrate the EP’s release, the band will play a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 3 May. Tickets are available here. A.O.B. EP can be pre-ordered digitally from iTunes or on limited, heavyweight vinyl via Rough Trade. Watch the previously shared video for ‘Surprise Machine’ (as premiered on NOWNESShere.

Our Mother – Surprise Machine Video

Our Mother  release their debut EP A.O.B. on 29th April 2016 and today the band have premiered the video for ‘Surprise Machine’ with Nowness.

Directed by Josh Fletcher and Max Smith, the stunning clip beautifully visualizes the song, which is itself packed with Eno-esque ambience and myriad horns backed by digital horsepower. Joseph Charlton of Our Mother says of the video: “What we’d seen of Max’s before we really liked. He’s got a kind of Scandi-aesthetic — the look is quite cold and clear but there’s some latent menace too. We also wanted something relatively playful, which has come off really well in the end product.”

Co-director Fletcher adds: “Speaking with the band we were keen to make something that felt unapologetically from the British Isles and to explore the idea of tradition vs our modern way of life. With the repetition of the ‘its happening again’ line in the chorus and the bass pulsating away throughout the song, we immediately saw the potential to show this quite normal suburban existence, seemingly on repeat.”

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Our Mother – Surprise Machine

We are very excited to introduce you to Our Mother a Tottenham-based four-piece consisting of John Hartley, Paul Kowalewski, Liam Garrett and Joseph Charlton.

We will be releasing their debut ‘A.O.B’ EP, on April 29th, 2016. Super limited to just 300 copies worldwide, pressed on Heavyweight vinyl with a free download code – it can be pre-ordered here.

The first track to be taken from the EP is “Surprise Machine”, a Wurlitzer ride of a track, hurling the listener headfirst into their idiosyncratic world.  What initially begins as a brooding and subtle late night jam quickly explodes into an addictive chorus augmented with a flurrying, waltzing trumpet. Hartley’s pitch-shifted vocals singing ambiguous yet sinister-leaning lyrics that become an instrument in themselves – another cog operating in Our Mother’s complex and fascinating machine. The band themselves describe the track as “a techno-pop song made of indiscernible instrumentation. Eno ambience, myriad horns and digital horsepower work as axles and pistons to power a vehicle of both repetition and unexpectedness.