MOBINA GA­LORE

FOR FANS OF: AGAINST ME!, THE DISTILLERS, JAPANDROIDS

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“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.

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