Mother Mooch are a five piece fuzzed out rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
Taking their name from a misheard Black Sabbath lyric and their inspiration from a broad spectrum of grunge, alternative and desert/stoner rock, garage, punk and psychedelia: Mother Mooch is the amalgam of each member’s eclectic music tastes combined to form something uniquely their own.
After spending several years honing their line up, sound and live show, Mother Mooch shifted gears in 2015 releasing their debut EP and taking their first steps into Ireland's festival scene. They were invited to perform at the launch party for Dublin's newest festival, Canalaphonic, as well as launching the main Making Waves Stage at Portobello Harbour and performing as part of Mother Fuzzers Ball's takeover of The Lower Deck/Bello Bar during the festival. They performed at this year's KnockanStockan Festival as part of the Abner Brown hosted Wishbone Stage and Dublin's brand new alternative spectacular Ys Festival in The Academy, and will round out the summer by appearing at The Oxjam Stage at Electric Picnic.
Their only non-festival appearance of the summer was opening for former QOTSA/Kyuss legend Nick Oliveri for the second year running.
In July 2015 Mother Mooch's song "Into The Water" was selected by seminal underground website Doomed & Stoned.com for inclusion on their latest compilation album "The Enchanter's Ball", which highlights the rise of female-fronted heavy rock bands from around the globe.
Their debut album Nocturnes will be released in Autumn 2015.
"Effortlessly cool... It's clear there are few bands with a brighter future in Dublin"
"Doom laden riffs and monumental feedback... Wonderfully noisy..."
"Filled with fuzzy rock fueled guitar riffs and heavy drum beats Mother Mooch’s debut E.P certainly sets out to grab the attention. 7/10"
-The Last Mixed Tape
"An intriguing and strangely captivating collection of tracks which have a definite desert rock feel to them"
- Irish Metal Archive
"Enough hooks to fill a fisherman's basket... Ms Ni Dhúada's vocal, haunting and seductive, floats above and around the music and compliments the arrangements never overpowering them."
- Stonerking (Blog)
"As a debut EP goes, there is something about Mother Mooch that makes you want to hear a lot more from them.... definitely a band to watch out for"
"A rock power mainstay that should truly settle well with hard rock fans around the globe"
Chloë Ní Dhúada - Vocals
Sid Daly - Guitar and vocals
Farl - Guitar
Barry Hayden - Bass
Danni Nolan - Drums
|5 Sep 2015||21:00||Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois||Mother Mooch at Electric Picnic's Oxjam Stage -hosted by Abner Brown||Buy Tickets|
|19 Sep 2015||21:00||Toast, 196 Rathmines Road Lower||Canalaphonic End of Summer Party: Mother Mooch + The Witch Trials + Not Monsters|