Nocturnes

by Mother Mooch

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"Nocturnes" is Mother Mooch's self produced debut album.

“Dublin heavy-psych warriors Mother Mooch have been kicking up dust for a few years now, perfecting a desert blues that oozes ominously from the speakers…From the soulful vocals of singer Chloe, to the classic hard rock riffing, shoegaze-y soundscapes and thundering drumming – Mother Mooch create a massive racket that’s all their own.”
- Hot Press Magazine (IRL)

“The music flows seamlessly through grungy Alice In Chains style vocals, up-beat Venom-esque tempos and groovy psychedelic solos… A full spectrum of heavy music – from psychedelia to doom to grunge – wrapped up in one beautiful package.”
- Doomed & Stoned (US)

"Behind the relatively simple song structure there’s a concentrated effort of arrangement and technique, and behind the forceful vocal delivery there’s a dedication to honest storytelling. This may be, in fact, why ‘Nocturnes’ manages so successfully to conjure up such a melancholy, introspective atmosphere across its eight tracks."
GoldenPlec (IRL)

"A diverse musical feast... One of the best female vocal performances of the last year"
More Fuzz (FR)

"[A] wonderful and weird sounding mix of Psych, Desert Rock, Blues, Grunge and Stoner Rock given a trippy modern makeover."
Outlaws of the Sun (UK)

"It is the group effort that makes Mother Mooch who they are. I believe their strong suit is serving the song like many of their 90's elders did."
- Stoner HiVe (De)

"This is a diverse and dramatic debut by Mother Mooch that has a lot to offer. They’ve taken samples of punk, shoegaze, psychedelic, alternative and mainstream rock and fused them all together to forge a sound that’s simultaneously singular and familiar. The outcome is a melodic and multifaceted album that will appeal to a wide array of listeners."
- Pure M (IRL)

"Some of you may have caught on to the band earlier this year with their killer 3-song sampler release "Preludes".... the full-length has finally arrived and it does not disappoint. The band has a "classic rock" sound that blends many different styles from heavy psych to 90's grunge. That artwork is astonishing!"
- Heavy Planet (US)

"Amazing 90s worship"
- Metal Ireland (IRL)

"Mother Mooch are a rare breed among Irish bands in terms of the brand of rock they create, an island of proper hard rock in a sea of indie, folk and electronica."
- Remy's Music and Film Blog (IRL)

“Exceptional artwork… impeccable production. .. excellent first [effort] from the highly promising Mother Mooch.”
- Phantasmagoria (GR)

"..a small bomb into the psychedelic universe… 'Nocturnes' has to a lot to offer: energy and rawness - bundled in feverish songs. Discover it ... now, old scrounger."
- Streetclip.tv (DE)

"'Nocturnes' was completely self-produced by the band and they couldn’t have done a better job. It’s very professional sounding for a debut and they’ve maintained an organic sound. The band throw enough at the listener to keep them entertained for the 30 minute duration, delivering a solid slab of heavy rock music."
- Shredload (IRL)

credits

released November 13, 2015

Chloë Ní Dhúada: Vocals
Sid Daly: Guitar, backing vocals.
Farl: Guitar
Danni Nolan: Drums
Barry Hayden: Bass

Songs 1-7 written by Mother Mooch (Daly, Farrell, Ní Dhúada, Nolan, Hayden)
Songs 1-7 lyrics by Chloë Ní Dhúada
Song 8: Lyrics by Huddie Ledbetter. Arrangement by Mother Mooch (Daly, Farrell, Ní Dhúada, Nolan, Hayden) (When The Boys Were on The Western Plain - Copyright Folkways Music Publishing Inc. under license to Mother Mooch)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Gary Duncan at Red Lake Sound Studios.
Produced by Mother Mooch and Gary Duncan.
Cover artwork: Illustrations by Emmett Mulligan
Design and layout: Olga Milejska/Red Squirrel Design

Copyright 2015 Mother Mooch

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Mother Mooch Dublin, Ireland

Mother Mooch are a five piece Fuzz Rock band from Dublin, Ireland.

Drawing inspiration from a wide range of rock and punk acts from the 1970s, through grunge, alternative and desert/stoner rock right up to the current heavy psyche scene: Mother Mooch is the amalgam of each member’s eclectic music tastes combined to form something uniquely their own. ... more

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Track Name: This Tempest
This Tempest

Dissolution
With an oath he'll break the sky
For the new one
If you've seen you won't ask why

He knows the signs
He knows the signs

In the maelstrom
Just a twinkle in his eye

And we all know why

Put your trust in a man like me
You yourself deserve to be
Erase yourself from memory
Erase yourself from memory
Erase erase erase erase

And you don't care who knows how

Union takes us, union bright
Union makes us hold too tight
All too simple can't be well
Making dreamers cease to dwell

And it won't be you tonight
And it won't be you that sleeps so easy after

You want a way to feel this
So downhearted I feel left out
There are no ways to feel this
So downhearted I feel left out
He's so he's so he's so
He's so downhearted I feel left out
He's so he's so he's so
He's so downhearted I feel left out
Track Name: Sinners
Sinners

And it could have been
And it could have been a case file
And you should have seen
And you should have seen your face

Last night

And you couldn't be
And you couldn't be in love
And I should have seen
I should have seen it coming

And you look at me
And you look at me
Your skin turns to ash at the sound of the telephone

And you try to breathe
And you beg of me
To cleanse you your sins as you face into the unknown

And you wait now

And your soul you could have saved
But my love for you doesn't cut it
Only shaves

And it's hard to see
It's hard to see your reasons
And you've seldom been
A solitary boy

And there's honesty
And there's knowing when
To keep to yourself with the wolves howling at the door

But you came to me
And I'll happily
Correct your mistakes as you scrounge on my dirty floor

And you wait now

And your soul you'd better save

And you ought to know your place
Track Name: My Song 21
My Song 21

Lovely to meet you
Turn on the nightlight
They call him El Niño
Well I'd never waste your time

You said you know you're schizo
And they won't believe their eyes
You said there's something in it
But I'm too late to apologize
now it seems

Admission aggression
He slipped through your window
He's coming to meet you now

You said you know you're schizo
And you cannot read my mind
You're dancing on the limit line
Just to take just to take you down

Down
So down
And I'm so tired of waiting on you now

Well I tried
Well I lied
But I'm so bored of waiting on you now

He's gone out the back door
You're lucky he likes you
You'll never see him now

You said you know you're schizo
And there's something in your eyes and then
You said you'd come to teach me how
But I'm so tired
Track Name: Into The Water
Into The Water

You got it made when you said
Into the water
In many ways she's not to blame

Uncutting maze of shredded days
Into the water
Up sitting inside on the trail

You made it feel like skin and nails
Into the water
She'd slit her wrists with jagged blades

Should escape

So sick of feigning sympathy
Into the water
You can't remember what you did

Insinuating with your ways
Into the water
Revision is a dirty thing

Should escape

What do you mean it's not my place
What did you say to make me stay

Should escape

Take him
And keep him
And leave me
Alone

Take him
And keep him
And leave me
Track Name: L.H.O.O.Q.
L.H.O.O.Q.

Any plans to make your move?
Any thoughts on how you'll prove it to yourself,
your innocence?

It's only me who knows what you're losing
So believe the life that you're choosing
is the best that you could have had

You better think it over
The Mona Lisa in your head
And if I seem hungover
It's 'cause I never went to bed
Who's gonna smile for you instead?

Call on me despite the illusion
Following your nightly abusing
of yourself with the past in hand

She's not a queen disguising a ruse
She doesn't even find you amusing
underneath, when all she's thinking is "hai una ragazza?"

You better think it over
The Mona Lisa in your head
And if I seem hungover
It's 'cause I never went to bed
Who's gonna smile for you instead?
Track Name: Misery Hill
Misery Hill

And I knew your grace is swifter skill
Hallelujah laid your sister still
In a brutal place she slipped her skin
Where the mountain cradle stole her kin

And I knew your face so prettily
Like a new born makes a gift to be
Can you crush a peach pit in your hand?
Can the hour really make the man?

And it's hubris takes it literally
Any fool can see you're faltering
Will the righteous brave halt hangman's stand?
Can the hour really make the man?
Can the hour really make the man?

The mountain
The mountain climbs
Track Name: Hive Mind
Hive Mind

Keen Eyed
They pick up everything you see
You'll get away with nothing here
She's got a mouth

He comes
The wastrel
He came inside your head
He made you hate yourself
And so did everybody else

In life
You get a taste of what you'd be
The beggar posing as the king
He's got a mouth

He comes
The wastrel
He came inside your head
He made you hate yourself
And so did everybody else

No man can keep his council
No force should keep him safe
No blessings for the wicked
No grace for Jesus' sake

And calm
You celebrate the empty seed
You got away with everything
You've gotten out

He comes
The wastrel
He came inside your head
He made you hate yourself
And so did everybody else