Since forming in 2011, Mobina Galore, the Winnipeg punk duo of Jenna Priestner (guitar/vocals) and drummer Marcia Hanson (drums/vocals) have cut their teeth on an approach to music that operates without the fluff.
Now three studio albums into their decade-long career, Sep 2022 saw the release of their first live album, Live from the Park Theatre, which was recorded in their hometown in July 2020 over the course of two nights. the only two shows they played that year.
The album includes an early version of their latest single, “Whiskey Water”, released April 2022. It showcases a fresh sound while continuing the band’s signature of crafting unapologetically heavy, wildly dynamic songs that explore life’s peaks and valleys with discerning emotional clarity.
In 2021 Mobina Galore released Waiting, a two-track EP showcasing the band's acoustic side that reflects on the two years they spent off the road and home in Winnipeg.
Their debut album Cities Away (2014) packed the complexities of life transitions into a smart, scrappy container of straightforward power punk. Their stripped-back sophomore effort Feeling Disconnected (2017) dealt with feelings of isolation and was recorded with just drums and guitar to channel the raw intensity of their live shows and their latest Don’t Worry (2019) pays homage to a range of generation genres such as 90s west coast skate punk and first-wave mid-west emo.
Jenna and Marcia go straight for the jugular through lyrics that shuffle through a wide range of emotions—confusion and indignation. exasperation and finally, forgiveness— that speak to the blunt reality of universal experiences.
As part of the most recent generation of artists invested in retrofitting the genre with new narratives, Mobina Galore have weaponized their outsider attitude into explosive punk that demands attention on the band’s own terms. By building a catalogue of expertly executed songs, they’re challenging the industry’s entrenched shortcomings by flipping the stereotype of “overly emotional women” on its head and turning it into their battle-axe.
They were nominated Rock Artist of the Year in 2017 and 2020 at the Western Canadian Music Awards and have toured with Against Me!, Propagandhi, Pennywise and Iron Chic including shows with PUP, Petrol Girls and Spanish Love Songs.