MOTHERS unveil new video for ‘Copper Mines’ + UK festival dates inc. Green Man and End of the Road

May 27, 2016



Release ‘Copper Mines‘ Video

UK Tour Underway

Acclaimed debut LP, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
out now via Wichita Recordings

Mothers today debuted their video for “Copper Mines,” off their critically acclaimed debut album When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, which is out now via Wichita Recordings.


The band is currently out on a UK and European tour, and following their sold-out show in London played two triumphant shows at The Great Escape in Brighton this weekend. They will also return later this summer for appearances at Green Man Festival, End of the Road and Moseley Folk Festival.

Dates are as follows:
Mothers 2016 Tour Dates:

Saturday 28th May – De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
Sunday 29th May – Big Next Festival, Ghent, BL
Tuesday 31st May – La Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR
Thursday 2nd June – Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, GER
Friday 3rd June – Maifeld Derby, Mannheim, GER
17-20 August – Pukkelpop Festival – Hasselt, BL
18-20 August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK
02-04 September – End of the Road Festival at Larmer Tree Gardens, London, UK
Saturday 3rd September – Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham, UK
Mothers began in 2013 as the solo project of Athens, Georgia-based visual artist Kristine Leschper while she studied printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Now a quartet, When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired has earned the young band high praise from the press, NPR (‘First Listen,’ ‘Tiny Desk Concert’), The New York Times,Pitchfork, ELLE, Noisey, Stereogum, Consequence Of Sound, FLOOD Magazine, Paste,The Guardian, NME (‘Radar’), and Q Magazine, among many others.

Comprised of eight original songs – the majority of which were written while Leschper was finishing school in early 2014 – the album is an introduction to the foundations of the young band, a snapshot of a particular period of their genesis that maps both where they began and where they areheading.

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 GuardianA 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 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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