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Single Mothers

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London, Ontario, Canada (2009 – present)

Two bands share the name Single Mothers, one being a hardcore band from London, Ontario and the other being a stoner metal band from LA


1. Often described as frantic, frenzied and outrageous Single Mothers exists upon the fundamental that live music should be an interactive experience. A typical Single Mothers show usually consists of sing alongs, crowd surfing, flying guitars and mosh pits. The sound itself is almost as fraught as the history of the band. Originally the brainchild of Andrew Thomson, the band set out to create loud catchy music and over it’s course evolved into an amalgamation of punk, indie and post hardcore.

The band currently consists of Drew Thomson on vocals, Michael Peterson on lead guitar, Evan Redsky on bass, Justis Krar on rhythm guitar and Matt Bouchard on drums.

The sound takes root in fast rhythms and intricate drum work layered with powerful rhythm guitar and bass. the lead guitar is often melodic, dark and catchy while the vocals for the most part are harsh, anthematic and raspy. Lyrically the songs are characteristic of folk tales, as stories of drug deals, failed relationships and being broke are often reoccurring. The raunchy and sometimes offensive lyrics go hand in hand with the attitude and style of the band which possesses a great deal of irony as clearly represented in the band name. The mantra of the band will always be to have a good time and create enjoyable experiences both live and on recording with the hope of establishing an interaction between the listener and the band. They were formed in London, Ontario, Canada in 2009.

2. Single Mothers is the former moniker used by Los Angles based stoner metal singer-songwriter Harry Cloud

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  • mikenike925

    now this is real hardcore! not any of that A day to remember crap

    24 Oct 2:50am Reply
  • calsimon

    are they single tho

    20 Oct 3:43pm Reply
  • tchalikias

    The LP is so fucking good.

    11 Oct 7:00pm Reply
  • Blvd_Nights

    Voice kind of ruins it for me.

    10 Oct 6:57pm Reply
  • knight_88

    So good!

    6 Oct 1:37am Reply
  • Partisane

    Hell yeah, that album was definitely worth the wait.

    3 Oct 8:50pm Reply
  • Wallbreaker1337

    amazing

    2 Oct 11:25am Reply
  • SiberianKissed

    First track felt like being kicked in the head, well worth the wait!

    30 Sep 8:22pm Reply
  • Twiltman

    Oh baby negative qualities!

    3 Sep 5:31am Reply
  • vellient

    yeah im pissed what the hell!!!!

    11 Mar 5:43pm Reply
  • stabbythambs

    Apparently they were detained at the US border in Detroit and unable to perform their first date, and possibly the rest of this tour. It appears their facebook has been shut down too, it just links back to the facebook home page, kinda weird. Hope everything ends up working out and they can at least make their dates in SXSW

    7 Mar 5:19pm Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    listening to this now feels like finding something i was looking for the last few years

    7 Mar 12:20pm Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    THIS. IS. INCREDIBLE. The Fusion of Punk and Pop and still rockin!

    7 Mar 12:01pm Reply
  • razcom

    really wish they had some new shit out, the EP is amazing but its from 2011 for fucks sake

    7 Jan 7:54pm Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    What is Craig Finn doing fronting a hardcore band?

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • wolfpartyjoe

    so does this band just have a really good booking agent? they get great tours and i dont think anyone actually likes them. #wellconnected

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sansdasjupiten

    This week's "coolest band ever"

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ws1fish

    i'd say i'm sorry, but...

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • shitscud

    eh thought they were kinda weak live

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rickysbutler

    Lyrics and delivery of totes remind me of the Hold Steady. Also, these guys be awesome.

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
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