FOR FANS OF: AGAINST ME!, THE DISTILLERS, JAPANDROIDS
“IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING, JUST DO IT!”
HOW MANY PUNKS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB?
No idea, but for blasting out raw and catchy rock Mobina Galore only need two.“the amount of times guys came up saying,‘i’ll be your bass player!’ I’d think,‘god, leave us alone!’” laughs Jenna Priestner, purveyor of powerchord fury and sandpapery vocals. She and Marcia Hanson (drums and vocals) forged their punk pact in the Canadian ski town of Fernie, before finding their groove in Winnipeg, Manitoba.“canadians think it’s a shitty city because of the long, cold winters, but Marcia’s family are here, and the music community is fantastic,” Jenna admits.
ISN’T BEING A TWO-PIECE LIMITING, THOUGH?
It never stopped Royal Blood from making a racket, and it’s emphasised the dynamic bond between Jenna and Marcia.“i grew up listening to punk, so I’ve definitely got more of an attitude,” grins Jenna, who cut her teeth on her brother’s mix CDS of Pennywise and Bad Religion.“[marcia] is the nicest person. Even when drumming, she’s smiling away.” Naturally, their yin-yang personalities play into their music where Jenna’s punk fury meets Marcia’s fist-pumping harmonies:“we put a load of back-up vocals on our first record, but the great thing is we can sing whatever melodies we want live and you’ve got a whole audience to
sing the rest!”
SO THEY’RE A RIOT LIVE, THEN?
If you turned up early to Against Me!’s earth-scorching tour of our shores last December you will have seen them kicking off each show with Milkteeth.“we all got along instantly,” Jenna enthuses.“on the last night us and the Milk Teeth crew were all stood at the merch table, arm-in-arm, getting teary-eyed thinking how amazing they are.” Against Me! were evidently impressed with them, too, because they asked Mobina Galore back for their recent U.S. tour.and the opportunity to play with Milk Teeth again? “I’d love to if they came over to North America.”
YES PLEASE! WHAT ELSE HAVE THEY BEEN UP TO?
As well as preparing for their European tour and Belgian riff-a-thon Groezrock, the partners in crime just dropped their second album, Feeling Disconnected. Leaner and meaner, they chucked studio overdubs for a rawness that captures their live intensity.“it’s the opposite direction most bands take,” muses Jenna.“but it was a no-brainer to record an album truer to us as a band.” For a taster check out the joyfully scrappyvancouver, which kicks at expectations to grow up.“they tell you that you need to have security and a family, and I totally disagree. If you want to do something, then just do it!” Mobina Galore are doing just that.