Melbourne rockers Drunk Mums have returned with a rejuvenated take on the leather clad, boisterous brand of punk rock that has been having fans frothing, with a brand new album inURBAN COWBOY. Such a return has been marked by a rollicking new single in ‘PHANTOM LIMB’ – a perfect example of Drunk Mums’ new output: catchy, frenzied and steeped in rich riffs and grit. To celebrate the release of Urban Cowboy, Drunk Mums are going to be heading out on the road, taking in venues on the east coast with the most ideal tour partners – New York’s own, Dirty Fences.
The band’s central ethos of presenting no-holds-barred rock music in its most undiluted form has continued to shine with ‘Phantom Limb’ and throughout Urban Cowboy, and has shown that Drunk Mums’ time on the road over the last few years touring – including sold out shows in Australia, Europe and Indonesia, has most certainly added to the finessing of this sound. Make no mistake, Drunk Mums haven’t lost any of their cheekiness or rambunctious swagger, but this new music positions the band in a more developed creative space.
Rhythmic, forceful and sonically bright, the new music from Drunk Mums is a heavy dose of rock music that the band is stoked to be unveiling later this year. Recorded by bass playerAdam Ritchie and mastered by Mikey Young, Drunk Mums laid this new music down in May after spending April writing and developing new ideas. “Half [of it] sounds like what our dads would have listened to, and the other half is what our younger fans would chuck on…” Drunk Mums
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“A little more modern-sounding and definitely not a 70’s throwback even though there are obvious nods to older punk, like a punked-up, more confrontational and modern version of all your Aussie faves.”
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“Their efficient, no-fucking-around method, paired with their hands-on production might be the reason they, in the ever-growing ocean of bands in Melbourne, have managed to stay relevant and make good music that keeps hitting the spot.”
“The newer stuff is fucking great, and their older material is played with a renewed enthusiasm. The band seems reinvigorated, and their audience is more rabid than ever.”
“Drunk Mums are gurus when it comes to releasing the pressure valve through music. While they’re not exactly zen when on stage, they’ve got enough tongue-in-cheek rambunctiousness and hard-rockin’ chops that they undoubtedly experience their own form of nirvana when whipping crowds into a frenzy.”
Having built a reputation over the years for their rowdy live shows and impressive knack for riling up their audiences with straight-to-the-heart punches of percussion and dirty guitar riffs, it’s no surprise that once you do a Drunk Mums show, you can’t turn back. Following on from performances around the country with the likes of Dune Rats, Richie Ramone, Red Fang and at events including Melbourne’s Cherry Rock Festival, Sounds of the Suburbs andParty in the Paddock and their own sold out headline shows, the band has been able to indulge in a love for sweaty, rock n roll fun, while hone their craft as a formidable live unit at the same time.
November and December will also be seeing Drunk Mums make their long-awaited return to the stage, bringing with them a new live show that is set to blow. Off the back of a successful run of shows through Europe with their DENIM & LEATHER EPs, Drunk Mums are ready to enter a new chapter with Urban Cowboy. Joining Drunk Mums on the road, New York’s Dirty Fences; brandishing their own style of rock n roll, the Brooklyn group head to Australia after tackling Europe with their latest album, Goodbye Love. An album full of hectic riffs and chugging instrumentation, Goodbye Love is a great representation of the Dirty Fences sound, and complements Drunk Mums’ Urban Cowboy brilliantly. It’s a perfect coupling: wicked charm meets ferocious aesthetic. Drunk Mums and Dirty Fences on the road together is the type of show your parents warned you about.
DRUNK MUMS ‘URBAN COWBOY’ TOUR DATES
Friday 16th November The Foundry Brisbane
Saturday 17th November The Northern Byron Bay
Sunday 18th November Miami Shark Bar Gold Coast
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Friday 23rd November Oxford Art Factory Sydney
Saturday 24th November Small Ballroom Newcastle
Sunday 25th November Rad Bar Wollongong
Thursday 29th November Barwon Club
Friday 30th November Karova Lounge Ballarat
Saturday 1st December Yah Yah’s Melbourne
Sunday 2nd December Cherry Bar Melbourne