Anthony Watkins II: Lead Vocals/ Various
Tim Shelburne: Bass
“The release of “Torch” has received praise from the Austin Chronicle and Ovrld named it the #7 Best Austin Album of 2012.“
Founded in North Carolina by lead singer and songwriter Anthony Watkins II and later joined by bassist Tim Shelburne, Mobley settled into it’s current formation during the fall of 2009. After a cross-country move and months of preparation, they’re hard at work trying to prove themselves as one of Austin’s most promising young bands. With an EP and two albums under their belt Austin’s Mobley has perfected their craft of blending unique digital sounds with strong vocals, piano, and beats that create a memorable music experience.
The songs draw from a wealth of influences, often tied together with only as much thread as is necessary for coherence. What results is a repertoire that, by virtue of its diversity, truly transports the listener. It’s a set composed of contrasting moods and moments: an anthemic blitz of guitars and wired synths; a falsetto croon slinking out over drum-bass groove straight out of ’73; a music box lullaby bursting into chamber pop or keening alt-country or glitzy dance-rock. All of these sounds are complemented by a stunning video/light component and performed by musicians that command the stage with a presence that belies their youth and a vigor that proves it. It’s hard not to come away from Mobley without getting a few of their beats stuck in your head.