SINGLE MOTHERS - ROY VINYL (LTD. ED. BONE)
LIMITED EDITION BONE VINYL
Release Date: 28th April 2023
"Single Mothers broke up in 2009 and have been playing shows ever since. That’s been the bio of the band for the last 13 years. Single Mothers started when lyricist Drew Thomson quit his job at ReMax in 2008, walked into a bar in London, Ontario and recruited a random table of musicians. They’ve broken up a few times, but keep putting albums out and they keep playing shows. “Single Mothers isn’t anyone’s band to break up anymore, really,” says founder Drew Thomson. “There have been so many members over the years, I’ve even quit and it kept going without me.” Thomson left the band in 2010 to start gold prospecting in Kirkland Lake, ON. Single Mothers went on without him. Eventually, he came back for a few shows and things started taking off quickly. Single Mothers began a rigorous touring schedule, especially for a band that wasn’t supposed to be a band, and for a few years, the lineup more or less settled. International tours with Title Fight, The Bronx, Quicksand, Touche Amore, Enter Shakari, Off With Their Heads, Cancer Bats and many more and festivals such as Pitchfork Fest, Redding & Leeds, 2000 Trees, Primavera Music Festival, Halifax Pop, SCENE Fest, Riot Fest, SXSW, Pukklepop, Festival d'été de Québec, Pouzza Fest, Rifflandia, Sound And Fury among others kept Single Mothers busy. Positive press started rolling in from Pitchfork highlighting Thomson’s penchant for lyricism “Thomson's lyrics are at once Single Mothers' main attraction and—for some listeners—their presumptive sticking point.”. Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, NME and others have praised the band's live show as not to be missed. Now armed with a follow up LP to 2022’s ‘Everything You Need’, Single Mothers ‘Roy’ is set for release on April 15. 2023 will also see the return of the bands captivating and energetic live show as they hit the road for a full North American tour for the first time since the pandemic. No Single Mothers record has ever sounded like the previous one and Roy is no different. 6 years into sobriety has also given Thomson a new and evolving take on a band that started in a bar. Sobriety has influenced the band's sound and his writing as ’Roy’ relies more on Thomson’s own personal influences such as The Nerves, Talking Heads, Lifter Puller and even Taylor Swift."