Mother Mooch

County Dublin

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

Taking their name from a misheard Black Sabbath lyric and their inspiration from a wide range of rock and punk acts from the 70s, through grunge, alternative and desert/stoner rock right up to the current heavy psych scene: 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 lineup, sound and live show, Mother Mooch shifted gears in 2015 taking their first steps into Ireland’s festival scene with performances at Canalaphonic, KnockanStockan and Electric Picnic in addition to supporting Kyuss/QotSA legend Nick Oliveri for the second time and playing to an ever increasing audience at their self promoted Dublin shows. Their debut EP “Preludes”, released in March 2015, began attracting fans from around the globe and brought them to the attention of national and international music media. Their fully self produced debut album “Nocturnes” was released on Friday 13th November 2015 and has received glowing reviews both at home (Hot Press Magazine, GoldenPlec, Pure M) and throughout the international heavy underground (Doomed & Stoned (US), More Fuzz (FR), Outlaws of the Sun (UK) & more). Songs from the album have featured on radio stations, podcasts, webshows and youtube channels throughout Europe and the US.

In March 2016, songs from "Nocturnes" were included on two compilation albums; "Misery Hill" on Irish Metal Archives 5th Anniversary Album - showcasing Irish talent across the rock and metal spectrum - and "Hive Mind" on Hard Rock Revolution Vol II - showcasing underground Stoner/Doom/Psych bands from all corners of the world.

Mother Mooch are set to release a vinyl edition of “Nocturnes” through German label Krauted Mind Records in summer 2016, with Irish, UK and European shows later in the year in support of the album.

The release of their darkly cinematic "Hive Mind" official video - shot on location in Donadea Forest Park, Kildare - is imminent.

Chloë Ní Dhúada - Vocals
Sid Daly - Guitar and vocals
Farl - Guitar
Léon Ó'Gríofa - Bass
Danni Nolan - Drums


Nocturnes Reviews:

“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)

"Another fine debut from a band of the heavy underground global scene... Beside the musicianship, which is quite impressive, you’ll hear one of the best female vocal performances of the last year."
- More Fuzz (FR)

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

"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)

Live Reviews:

“…Voodoo Lounge was still ringing from support band Mother Mooch, an appropriately chosen act with a clear Black Sabbath and Kyuss influence on display, who drenched the venue in doom laden riffs and monumental feedback….wonderfully noisy.”
-Goldenplec (IRL) - Nick Oliveri live at Voodoo Lounge, 13th July 2015

"Effortlessly cool... It's clear there are few bands with a brighter future in Dublin"
-Pure M (IRL) - Canalphonic, Bello Bar - The Mother Fuzzers Ball, 8th May 2015


Preludes Reviews:

"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 (IRL)

"An intriguing and strangely captivating collection of tracks which have a definite desert rock feel to them"
- Irish Metal Archive (IRL)

"Enough hooks to fill a fisherman's basket"
- Stonerking (UK)

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Upcoming Gigs

  24 Sep 2016 21:00 Canalaphonic Festival, Rathmines   Mother Mooch at Canalaphonic