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Don't Worry
Mobina Galore Don't Worry Punk Rock Theory
8.5
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Monday, September 2, 2019 - 16:01
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Thomas

- by Tom Dumarey

It’s all about quality, not quantity. Need proof? Check out Winnipeg’s Mobina Galore. There’s just two of them - vocalist/guitarist Jenna Priestner and drummer/vocalist Marcia Hanson - but this duo doesn’t need anyone else to make a whole lot of noise. Which is exactly what they have been doing for almost ten years already. And never better than on their new album, ‘Don’t Worry.’

I’m not sure what the Mobina part of their band name is about, but the second part is pretty obvious. Power chords, killer riffs, catchy melodies, epic choruses, singalong parts. Other than band members, they have everything galore. Something that becomes obvious as soon as they kick things off with opening track ‘I Want It All,’ a completely badass song that sounds like it started out as an 80ies hard rock song and then slowly evolved into a punk rock anthem.

If you already heard previously released singles ‘Escape Plan’ and ‘Dig Myself Out,’ you may have noticed that things have changed just a little in camp Mobina Galore. These ladies are still doing what they were doing on 2017’s ‘Feeling Disconnected’, which is kicking ass and taking names. But on ‘Don’t Worry,’ they have made the melodies a little bigger and shinier and instead of going all out all the time, they occasionally reel it in a little... and then go all out. It may not seem like much, but these changes make ‘Don’t Worry’ a more diverse album than its predecessor. As can be heard on album highlights such as ‘California’, the absolute rager that is ‘Sorry I’m A Mess’, the downright epic ‘Oh Irene’ and ‘I Need To Go Home,’ a song that thrives on sorrow and regret.

 

Track listing:

  1. I Want It All
  2. Back to the Beginning
  3. Escape Plan
  4. California
  5. Completely Disconnected
  6. Dig Myself Out
  7. Sorry, I'm a Mess
  8. Denim on Denim
  9. I Need to Go Home
  10. Just Went Away
  11. Oh, Irene
  12. Four Hours of Sleep