Swingsing Soaps

december, 2019

sat14dec(dec 14)9:00 pmsun15(dec 15)12:00 amSingle Mothers at Phog Lounge9:00 pm - 12:00 am (15) Phog Lounge

Event Details

Happy Little Crowd Productions Presents…
SMWorldwide @ Phog Lounge
Saturday Dec 14th /9pm / $10 advanced / $12 door

“Combining scab-peeling punk with speak-shout vocals reminiscent of the Hold Steady, this
band of townies from London, Ontario, ruthlessly skewers hypocrites, McSweeney’s snobs,
drunk assholes, and God, just to name a few.” – Pitchfork

“The start-stop dynamics and serrated vocal hooks of London, Ontario’s Single Mothers
instantly remind one of the early 2000’s, when At the Drive-In, the Blood Brothers, and other
sorely missed bands combined math-rock, emo and hardcore into something so scarily close to
pop, they couldn’t help but implode.” – Pitchfork

“It’s a lesson in the power of punk, as the 52-second ‘Womb’ emphasizes: “Rock’n’roll is a
sacrifice/So I let you take my body and I threw away my life”.- NME

“Known for their explosive live show, unrelenting punk rock appeal and a palpable tension that
seems to bleed into their music, this is a band with some serious brawn behind them” –
Noisy/Vice

“Single Mothers is one of those bands you just have to see to believe. ” – Exclaim

‘Our Pleasure’ reviews
‘Single Mothers refreshingly don’t care if you like them or not. So take them or leave them, but
you’d be a fool to miss out.’ 8/10 – Kerrang!

‘Overall, Our Pleasure feels musically intricate on a new level–thicker basslines, much more
pronounced drums and priding itself with a lot of guitar-driven character. It’s them at their
most distinct and honestly, most assertively powerful stance.’ 4/5 – Punknews

‘..beneath the blown-out speakers is timeless songwriting that could be stripped down to the
bones and still stand on its own.’ 7/10 – Exclaim

‘It finds the group evolving while holding on to what was best about their first LP, and they
remain a singular and bracing punk rock band for people who think they’re too smart for punk
rock. Well worth your time and attention.’ 8/10 – Allmusic
Negative Qualities Reviews

‘While Thomson rants, Single Mothers rage.- 7.4/10 – Pitchfork
‘A debut brimming with bile.’ 8/10 – NME

‘A rapid barrage of sludge-rich bass, scalding guitar distortion and wrist-popping drums fill atop
frontman Drew Thomson’s infuriated black humor.’ – 8/10 Alternative Press
Videos:

Half- Lit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2rgV_Ni578
Christian Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAuA9O8g-ig

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/singlemothersparty/

Time

14 (Saturday) 9:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 12:00 am

Location

Phog Lounge

157 University Ave W

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