In the space of a year Melbourne four-piece, MOBS, have bunkered down in the recording studio and built up a sound that to some degree places them in a comparative class to specialists like DNCE, MKTO, The Vamps, Sheppard and Last Dinosaurs – to name a few. Try not to rush to categorize the band however, as you’ll soon come to hear, the band have been caught up with testing and drawing sounds from a retro period, composing tunes from the point of view of the fundamental character of particular 80’s or 90’s movies yet the sound not faltering too far-removed course that fans have come to know and love.
The band – including Jordan Clarey (Vocals/Keys), Michael Ashfield (Guitar), Matt Purcell (Drums) and Scott MacDougall (Bass/Keys) – first rose to stardom under the disguise of Move On Be Strong, a pop-punk band that had direct achievement touring with likes of Short Stack, At Sunset and With Confidence and who had released two EP’s and three singles since their inception in 2013. However in the wake of tweaking their name to the acronym of MOBS toward the start of 2017, it has helped the band to discover a resurrection musically.
The band released their debut single, “Dull Side of a Good Thing”, on January 27 2017 – their first under the appearance of MOBS – trailed by the completely fledged “Bad Love” EP on May 12 2017. The EP saw the band’s first accomplishment on commercial radio with the single getting airplay on Melbourne’s Hit FM and KIIS FM and also live TV appearances on MTV and Channel 9.
With the guarantee of two new EPs, the first to be released on Friday October 26 and titled “You Want Beauty?” and highlighting the lead single “Say Anything” due to be released on Friday October 13, MOBS is set to keep fans energized and drew in with the solace of new music moving in to the new year and, with it, a lot of new content and live shows.
“Say Anything” was composed about the Cameron Crowe film of a similar name however written in the viewpoint of the hero, declaring that he will do whatever she needs him to do, as long as he can make her glad.
MOBS, who have constantly engaged and prevailed upon fans with their infectious tunes helped with their high vitality, depict the approaching single and EP as “day and night” when contrasted with anything they’ve released beforehand.