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Who are you and where are you from?
Motherland is a five-piece alt-rock band from the North East of England (Teesside). Combining a range of sounds and styles — we are unapologetically loud and bring a breath of fresh air to the alt-rock, indie scene.

What is it you do?
We write alternative rock, indie music. We’ve all been in multiple bands over the years that have had various levels of success in different genres, but right now, it’s this band that really excites us!

How long have you been doing it?
We started right at the tail end of 2018 – so November/December time. 2019 was insane for us, we went from playing four shows a month, to playing one of the main stages at Stockton Calling, to then closing the year with our first out of town show in Hull to name a few honourable mentions.

What inspires you?
The whole process inspires us, from a simple idea taking form, to the recording process to the final pay off – playing live. It’s all those things that really excite and motivate us.

Tell us about your music.
Motherland pulls no punches in proudly displaying their colossal Alt-Rock sound. Blending euphoric and relentlessly driving guitars with melancholic lyrical themes, the band firmly cement their name into the ones to watch list for the upcoming year. We are all seasoned musicians, sharpening our tools through years of hard work, commitment and touring. We feel that all of this has resulted in our highly polished and impactful sound, not only through the powerful roar of the instruments, but also the sullenly melancholic yet relatable lyrical themes. Our brand-new single ‘Back to You’ is no exception, written in the midst of the most unprecedented year on record, it captures the lament and hardships of trying to keep a relationship together surrounded by a world that’s falling apart and how impactful the loss of that love during these times would be.

What have you got coming up in the future?
We’ve got a brand-new single/music video coming out on June 18th entitled Back to You. We’ve really taken a massive step forward with this release from the song writing to the production to the music video quality. We’re incredibly proud of how it all turned out. We hope that everyone is as impressed by it as we are proud.

Where can people find out more about you?
They can head to all our socials, which for continuity purposes and to make it a lot easier for everyone all have the same URLs.

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