Photo by Vanessa Heins
Sometimes we'll get a submission before we're allowed to post it, and despite how excited we are to share the new song we have to wait. It feels like I've been sitting on this one for ages, but I can finally share the latest from Motherhood. Granted, I don't know much about New Brunswick, Canada, but this isn't what I expected a band from that territory to sound like. "Ripped Sheet" is a fast and noisy punk rock song. It starts off with some droning feedback, and then once it fully kicks in you just need to buckle up and hold on. It's a relatively straightforward punk song, except for the odd noise factor and what could be surf guitar popping up every so often. It's not quite noise punk... it's more noisy oddball punk. But sign us up for the Motherhood bandwagon.
The band says of the new song:
"We wrote Ripped Sheet after talking about writing a 'straight-ahead punk' song for awhile and then finally learning some Bad Brains covers. Lyrically, I was trying to describe the transition from my lowest point, to getting sober, to the euphoria I was feeling once I was back in regular life. I could see that there was a long way to go but I was happy to be back on dry land and moving."