Single Mothers Announce North American Tour
Premiere “Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall)” Video w/Kerrang!
UK/EU Tour w/ Drug Church Starts Jan 31
Through A Wall LP Out Now On Dine Alone & Big Scary Monsters
LISTEN: to Through A Wall on Bandcamp
In September, the favorite sons of Southern Ontario hardcore Single Mothers surprise released their ferocious 3rd album, Through A Wall, on Dine Alone Records & Big Scary Monsters. The album, which Noisey called “their most vicious yet,” is a blistering return to the band’s hardcore roots, and today the band are premiering the animated video for its (almost) title track “Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall)” with Kerrang! to announce a headlining North American tour in the new year (tickets on sale Friday, December 14 at 10am local).
Described by Kerrang! as “[Kerrang quote]”, frontman Drew Thomson identifies the track as being representative of the central issues he was working through while writing the songs that became Through A Wall.
“I was reading a lot of Murakami going into this record,” Thomson tells Kerrang. “Before recording began for Through A Wall I had just come off of a cross Canada solo tour and really threw myself into ‘The Wind Up Bird Chronicles’.
“The solo tour was an amazing experience – I had never driven across the country by myself, or gone on tour alone, but had always wanted to do both. Pairing it with that book…it’s given the experience a very.. layered reflection.
“It was on that trip that I thought about calling this record Through A Wall for the first time. We had started demoing a couple songs but we weren’t far into it. Usually I leave titles to the last possible minute but a lot has changed for me and the band since Our Pleasure came out. Everything has changed since Negative Qualities.
“This band constantly feels like it’s hoping and skipping along with or without me and I’m just floating in and out of sync with it constantly trying to figure out where I am and where it is. This song ‘Tan Line’ is about falling in and out of sync. ‘Spread out folly somewhere in your mind, pieces of who you and I collide’ – how we all grow together, separately but hold onto what we remember we were as truth. “You’ve changed” – obviously. Life is short, and it seems like we’re always trying to catch up, find short cuts into each other – like passing through the walls we all put up”.
The band’s North American run will begin in mid February, following a UK/EU tour with Drug Church. Full details can be found below.
What the press is saying about Single Mothers:
“Combining scab-peeling punk with speak-shout vocals reminiscent of the Hold Steady,
this band of townies from London, Ontario, ruthlessly skewers hypocrites,
McSweeney’s snobs, drunk assholes, and God, just to name a few.”
“[Thomson’s] lyrics touch on relationships, poverty, and ambition with a blunt poetry that would seem voyeuristic if it weren’t so relatable…a pitch-perfect balance of sincere vulnerability and tongue-in-cheek egotism”
“Single Mothers are back, boiling over with rage, and we couldn’t be happier.”
“Single Mothers live and die by post-hardcore, taking influence from forefathers that range from Quicksand to indie-rooted acts like Cursive, creating a version that is singularly theirs and singularly incendiary.”
Through A Wall is out now on Dine Alone and Big Scary Monsters. It is available for purchase here.
January 31 – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge*
February 01 – Leeds – Key Club*
February 02 – Glasgow – Garage Attic*
February 03 – Manchester – Star and Garter*
February 04 – Leicester – The Cookie*
February 06 – Bristol – Exchange*
February 07 – Southampton – Joiners*
February 08 – London – Boston Music Room*
February 10 – Antwerp – JH Kavka*
February 11 – Eindhoven – Dynamo*
February 13 – Hamburg – Headcrash*
February 14 – Berlin – Musik Und Frieden*
February 15 – Cologne – MTC*
* = w/ Drug Church
North American Dates (Just announced)
February 26 – Denver, CO – Streets Of London
February 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Lunchbox
March 1- Las Vegas, NV- Evel Pie
March 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi-Hat
March 3 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
March 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
March 5 – Oakland, CA – The Golden Bull
March 7 – Portland, OR – Black Water
March 8 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
March 9 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
March 10 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria
March 12 – Edmonton, AB – Temple
March 13 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino
March 14 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
March 15 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
March 16 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry