Andrew Scott Emerson Thomson: Vocals
Micheal James Peterson: Guitar
Matthew James Bouchard-Friend: Drums
Evan James Redsky: Bass
“[track] ‘Christian Girls’ feels vital, every phrase direct and hilarious and dark. It’s not new or groundbreaking, but it’s honest and it’s worth coming back to over and over”- Fader
“Single Mothers broke up in 2009 – and have been playing shows ever since.” This is what you’ll read under the “About” section of Single Mothers’ Facebook page, and it pretty much says it all. It’s a wonder the Canadian punk band has survived as long as it has, considering the sheer number of band members and breakups it has undergone — but Single Mothers are not just surviving, they’re thriving. They just inked a deal with Canadian label Dine Alone Records, and their first full-length record is set to be released later this year.Formed in 2008 by frontman Drew Thomson, the band went through no less than 9 members in a year’s time. After the current lineup fell into place, the band released their Wild Party EP in 2010, followed shortly by the S/T EP in 2011.
After failing to make a significant impact on the local scene, Single Mothers called it quits in early 2011. However, after receiving significant attention online, the S/T EP was picked up and released by Secret Voice, an imprint of Deathwish Records founded by Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore. The EP sold out in weeks, due largely to the success of the band’s video for “Christian Girls.” The runaway success of S/T gave the band the boost they needed to get back together and give it one more shot. They reformed in May 2012 and spent the last half of the year touring North America with Title Fight.
2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Single Mothers — be sure to catch them while you can at the Stopover!