Mobina Galore is a name you'll want to keep an ear out for.
Originally hailing from Fernie, B.C., the blistering duo of Jenna Priestner and Marcia Hanson (a Winnipeg native) specialize in no-frills, four-on-the-floor rock 'n' roll.
The duo made waves last year with 2012's Skeletons EP, which earned rave reviews in the college papers. Now, the pair is heading into the studio this week to record their sophomore full-length album (due out sometime in 2014) with John Paul Peters.
While Skeletons and its predecessor, 2011's debut full-length Revel, were influenced by acts such as The Black Keys, Tegan and Sara and Spinnerette, the duo's new tracks are being shaped by outfits such as Title Fight, Japandroids and Propagandhi.
Jenna Priestner in the band's rehearsal space. (courtesy Mobina Galore)
As such, the new album will be "faster, heavier, and more aggressive," Priestner promises.
"It's a progression from Skeletons
just as Skeletons
was a progression from our first album, Revel
. For both those albums we called up a friend and asked them to record some songs for us. Both were done in about two days, so we're excited about a more intensive process."
Indeed, spending more time with this new batch of songs was on the top of Mobina Galore's wish list for the as-yet-untitled new record.
While there's something to be said for quick and dirty basement recording sessions and the spontaneity they yield, the duo was keen to stretch out in a studio.
"We wanted to work with a great producer and really take the time and money to make it exactly what we want," Priestner says.
"We've grown as a band in the last year or two and want that to show with this album. We're also hoping to have some support from a label to help us release it. We really love these new songs and think people will love them as well."
Catch Mobina Galore tonight at Ozzy's as part of New Music Wednesdays.