Mother and The Addicts
- Malcolm Jack
- 9 August 2007
Science Fiction Illustrated
Mother and the Addicts’ debut album burst, in a flurry of white funk and eyeliner, from out of nowhere in 2005 – and subsequently left more people scratching their heads than dipping into their pockets. Successfully bedded in now, the Glasgow quartet return with another hair-brained hair-raiser – one that should rightly propel them to heights merited.
Orange Juice remain a heavy influence – particularly on Sam ‘Mother’ Smith’s knowing croon and wrist-heavy guitar work. There’s an unrelentingly groovy thrust this time round, though, one that incorporates everything from retro rockabilly (‘All In the Mind’) to bug-eyed electro funk (‘Watch the Lines’). It’s the sort of record whole new dances are invented to.