MOTHERS share ‘It Hurts Until It Doesn’t’ video + UK/European tour in May.. Debut album out now via Wichita Recordings

March 12, 2016



Share ‘It Hurts Until It Doesn’t‘ VideoUK/European Tour in May

Acclaim for “inventive and intriguing” (The Guardian) debut album ‘When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired‘ out now via Wichita Recordings

Mothers have unveiled the new music video for their single “It Hurts Until It Doesn’t” from their acclaimed debut album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, out now via Wichita Recordings. Featuring her now-missing cat, singer/guitarist Kristine Leschper shot and edited the video herself, and writes:

““your cat is a friendly brother
who would offer his heart with allegiance
and if he could talk we’d be best friends
the only friend he has is his food”
– vashti bunyan, prospect hummer

“Casper has been missing since the 30th of December, but I still find his hair in my bedsheets. He was as sensitive as I was. When I walked to work in the morning, he would follow until we approached the highway, where I bullied him into turning around. He got into fights with the other cats, never could quite settle down. Last winter in a house without central heat I was doing everything I could to let the depression and anxiety finally win. Hardly more than a vague blur, this footage is the only remaining video I have of my best friend, who was so often the only thing keeping me rooted in reality, feeding me optimism, helping me survive.”

As well as SXSW dates next week (details here), Mothers will return to the UK for headline shows in May and June. Support will come from new Wichita signings, Globelamp. Dates are as follows:
Wednesday 18th May- Chats Palace, London UK (tickets)
Friday 20th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK (tickets)
Sunday 22nd May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK (tickets)
Monday 23rd May – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham UK (tickets)
Tuesday 24th May – Hug & Pint, Glasgow UK (tickets)
Wednesday 25th May – Gullivers, Manchester UK (tickets)
Saturday 28th May – De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam NL (tickets)
Tuesday 31st May – La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris FRA (tickets)
Thursday 2nd June – Musik & Frieden, Berlin GER (tickets)
18th – 20th August – Green Man Festival Wales
2nd – 4th September – End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK

Critical acclaim for When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, out now on Wichita Recordings:

As you would hope from a band helmed by a visual artist from Athens, Georgia, When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired is full of ideas and refreshingly uninhibited by tradition”The Guardian

A four-piece from Athens, Georgia, who got noticed last summer with No Crying in Baseball. The song showcased Kristine Leschper’s extraordinary voice – equal parts intense vulnerability and strident declamation – and ruminative lyrics, which hover over chamber folk and post-rock sprawl” Sunday Times Culture – Breaking Act

If you’re looking to have your heart pulled out of your chest and into pieces in front of your eyes then get to see Mothers asap… lyrically they stand out head and shoulders above any peers.” NME

“Forming beauty out of heart-shattering destruction. Their brittle, acoustic-led tracks often evolve into intense beasts, honesty defining every stroke” DIY

“A band you’re going to want to keep at least one eye, maybe two, on this year. Kristine Leschper’s voice is a slow, hypnotizing croon that will sooth your soul of whatever worries it might have”. Noisey

“Mothers are ready to release what we expect will be one of the best debuts of 2016” The Line of Best Fit

“The Athens, GA-based best new band practice in the art of the obtusely confessional.” Stereogum

When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired…combines the twangy rhythms of old-timey folk, orchestral arrangements, and the mournful, almost haunting voice of Kristine Leschper.” – ELLE

Most Impressive” Q

The band are comprised of Kristine Leschper (vocals/guitar), Matthew Anderegg (drums), Drew Kirby (guitar), and Patrick Morales (bass).

The album is available to order now through the Wichita store. The CD + LP order ( ) will include a handmade chapbook with lyrics for the album, and the digital version of the record features a bonus track, ‘Accessory Cloud’. Order the digital versions here.

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