Artist Spotlight::Mother and the Addicts:Science Fiction Illustrated

Mother and the Addicts’ second LP, Science Fiction Illustrated, is set to make a big splash in the US via renowned Scottish label Chemikal Underground. Led by Sam Smith AKA “Mother”, MATA’s tantalizing hybrid of post-punk, Britpop, and new wave references greats like Jarvis Cocker and The Fall whilst retaining its own unique character. Immediately parting company with convention, Science Fiction Illustrated opens with a psychodrama set in a Stromness bar. If its introduction is correct in promising a voyage into turbulent catharses, it gives little indication that they’re going to be served up on the dance floor. That’s exactly what happens though on this, the second offering from Glasgow’s Mother And The Addicts: a barrel load of neuroses and sly observations laden with dark humor, Science Fiction Illustrated navigates the squally waters of carnal politics, steered by a flurry of fluctuating musical styles. Disco, electronica, punk, rockabilly and krautrock are all represented here in one gloriously accomplished package, proving that you can exorcise your inner demons whilst exercising your hips and feet…

all in the mind.mp3
so tough.mp3

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