MOTHERSHIP Premieres New Song “Helter Skelter”; Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

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   Dallas, Texas heavy rock band MOTHERSHIP will release its new album, High Strangeness, on March 17 via Ripple Music. Recorded at Fire Station Studios in San Marcos, TX and mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator / Stone Axe), the album delivers eight strong songs of the band’s “supersonic intergalactic heavy rock”. In advance of the album’s release, The Obelisk premieres the new song, “Helter Skelter“, saying,“Mothership come across as professionally crisp but road-hardened, caked perhaps by the grit of the highways they’ve traveled.” Hear MOTHERSHIP‘s “Helter Skelter” at THIS location.

In support of High Strangeness, MOTHERSHIP will launch a U.S. headlining tour onMarch 9 that will consist of two separate legs and run through April 2. The first leg of the MOTHERSHIP tour will run March 10-17 and feature support from Slow Season and Beastmaker. The second leg will launch on March 19 and run through April 2 including support act Black Pussy. The just-announced live dates are as follows:

   MOTHERSHIP tour dates:

* with Slow Season and Beastmaker
March 9     Tempe, AZ              Yucca Tap Room (Mothership only)
March 10   Costa Mesa, CA    The Wayfarer
March 11   San Diego, CA       Soda Bar
March 12   San Jose, CA        The Ritz
March 13   Oakland, CA          Golden Bull (Mothership and Beastmaker only)
March 14   Sacramento, CA   Starlite Lounge
March 15   Bend, OR               Volcanic Theater
March 16   Eugene, OR          Old Nick’s
March 17   Portland, OR         Kenton Club (Black Pussy also performs)
March 18   Seattle, WA           Funhouse (Black Pussy also performs)

* with Black Pussy
March 19   Port Angeles, WA           Cherry Bomb
March 20   Everett, WA                     Tony V’s
March 21   Bellingham, WA              TBA (Mothership Only)
March 22   Spokane, WA                 Observatory
March 23   Salt Lake City, UT           Urban Lounge
March 24   Denver, CO                     Hi Dive
March 25   Colorado Springs, CO   Black Sheep
March 26   Amarillo, TX                     Leftwoods
March 27   Wichita, KS                     Elbow Room
March 28   Oklahoma City, OK        Blue Note
March 29   Omaha, NE                    Dr Jack’s Drinkery
March 30   Green Bay, WI               Gasoline
March 31   Chicago, IL                    Reggie’s
April 1         St. Paul, MN                  Turf Club
April 2         Kansas City, MO           Riot Room

Also in advance of High Strangness release, Loudwire premiered the newMOTHERSHIP song, “Crown of Lies“, saying, “‘Crown of Lies” has a classic hard rock feel yet these Dallas up-and-comers put a modern spin on it as well, and by the time you get to the mid-song jam, you’ll be hooked.” Hear MOTHERSHIP‘s “Crown of Lies” at THIS location. 

High Strangness track listing:

1.) High Strangeness
2.) Ride the Sun
3.) Midnight Express
4.) Crown of Lies (Loudwire premiere)
5.) Helter Skelter (The Obelisk premiere)
6.) Eternal Trip
7.) Wise Man
8.) Speed Dealer

Pre-order High Strangeness via Amazon and iTunes.


   MOTHERSHIP’s stout sound delivers an amped-up take on ’70’s heavy rock fury, laced with electrifying psychedelics and space rock elements. The group formed in 2010 when brothers Kyle and Kelley Juett decided to start a new band with their father John Juett on drums. In 2011, Judge Smith would assume drum duties and the trio began to hone its heavy, blues-based sound by performing live at every opportunity. Non-stop road warriors, MOTHERSHIP has risen to headliner status in 2016 and is the go-to opener for D-Town’s national touring shows, having shared the stage with Slayer, Alice in Chains, Ghost, Baroness and more in the last twelve months alone. The band was named Dallas’Best Metal Act at the 2016 Dallas Observer Music Awards, earning the honor amidst a strong group of contenders that included True Widow and Pinkish Black.

In additional news, Baltimore’s Oliver Brewing Company has just released a limited edition “Crown of Lies” double IPA in tribute to MOTHERSHIP. For more details, visit this location.

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 “They won Best Metal Band at the 2016 Dallas Observer Music Awards. They’ve scored a sponsored tour that will take them across the U.S. and Europe. These are the results of an impressive three-year rise from their formative days in the “Hangar,” the band’s nickname for the stonewalled rehearsal space that molded their fiery rock sound. The new album scheduled for release on March 17 will play a heavy part of their long tour that adds eight new songs of their interstellar infused heavy rock to their stage show” – DALLAS OBSERVER

   “With a name like MOTHERSHIP, you’d expect this group of heshers to hail from NASA’s longstanding home base in Houston, not Dallas, Texas…high-energy stoner metal” – BLABBERMOUTH

“Mothership is a band out of time. Its influences range from Black Sabbath to Motörhead to ZZ Top. Its album covers are classic throwbacks; the one for the upcoming LP, High Strangeness, features lions, nebulas, and scantily clad women. Mothership is old-school even as the bandmates look forward.” – MIAMI NEW TIMES