Motherships High Strangeness

The Texas rockers have been killing it for awhile now. Their 2012 self titled debut was killer. Their follow up record (Mothership ll) released in 2014 established them as easily the strongest act on the RIPPLE music roster. So whats next???? Well… On March 17th Mothership will give us their third album “High Strangeness” and it’s a good one and has the band establishing themselves as a giant in the scene! Mothership’s new record will once again  be released through RIPPLE music in the states. “High Strangeness” will also be released in Europe through HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS. Like I said… the band is making a lot of noise in the scene! For years now they have been pounding the underground world with high energy live performances to support the aforementioned records Mothership 1 and 2. “High Strangeness”  is their best effort yet and will cattlepult them to the next level.

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So what makes “High Strangeness”  so darn good? To begin with, it’s a freaking riff factory and sounds huge. The trio of Kelley Juett (Guitars/Vox), Kyle Juett (Bass/Vox) and                     Judge Smith (Drums) are firing on all cylinders. Mothership’s sound is heavy but you can hear a bit of the southern goods mixed with some good ole fashion psychedelic trips mixed in. “Midnight Express” is a killer little track that captures the power and precision Mothership use to generate their sound. The Juett bro’s also bring a nice little vocal trade off on this track. The tracks main riff chugs along with a dirty swag while Smith pounds it into your earholes for a long lasting impression.

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Motherships strength is definitely their talents on their instruments as well as writing killer riffs. The vocals seem to take a backseat to this. But the track “Crown Of Lies” features some killer vocals and a catchy little hook. But don’t worry folks, “Crown Of Lies” still features some face melting guitar work. The song even includes a bit of an Iron Maiden type guitar solo. Smith and Kyle both kill it creating a badass rhythm section.

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“Speed Dealer” is yet another riff led track that remind a bit of ZZ Top if ZZ Top was on speed! Kelley’s guitar work shines on the songs solo. The extended outro riff is heavy with a hint of doom narrated by some psychedelic guitar work. I look forward to the band taking this one on in their live set.

“Speed Dealer” is yet another riff led track that remind a bit of ZZ Top if ZZ Top was on speed! Kelley’s guitar work shines on the songs solo. The extended outro riff is heavy with a hint of doom narrated by some psychedelic guitar work. I look forward to the band taking this one on in their live set.

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Speaking of live. Mothership his headlining their own tour in support of “High Strangeness” and it recently hit the bay area. I was able to check them out last Saturday at The Ritz in San Jose CA. The boys did not disappoint. The Juett bros along with Smith delivered their high octane Texas boogie with passion, energy and plenty of power. If Mothership comes to a town near you you best go see them!!!!!

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So….. Mothership’s “High Strangeness” is a badass and solid record that I see pushing them to the next level!! It’s a killer mix of heavy, speed and a bit of that good old fashion Texas boogie and blues. Fans of ZZ Top, Sabbath, Maiden and UFO will really dig this!!!

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