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Mother Mother

Hannah Georgas Tours Canada: Q&A With Vancouver’s Irrepressible Singer-Songwriter

Vancouver’s Hannah Georgas on tour

With her self-titled new album and tour, Hannah Georgas is turning over a new leaf. Gone are the acoustic guitar-tinged folk melodies of the Canadian indie darling’s previous efforts The Beat Stuff and This Is Good; on Hannah Georgas (and on her current tour), you will find catchy melodies and synth-infused electronic beats. But though the album’s influences seem endless – everything from Foals to John Maus to Calgary’s Chad VanGaalen – the songs are still undeniably Hannah. They may indicate a slightly darker and more self-assured musician, but the impeccable musical and lyrical stylings that earned her a 2011 Juno nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” remain perfectly intact. Where Ottawa‘s Erica Eades sat down with Hannah Georgas on day three of her cross-Canada tour in support of fellow Canadian five-piece Mother Mother.

Read the full Q&A, in which Hannah Georgas discusses her tour, her process and her inspiration »

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Hot Date: Mother Mother back in Ottawa, chats about new album

Mother Mother play the Bronson Centre November 23, 2012, with opener Hannah Georgas.

Starting out as an acoustic pop trio in January 2005, Vancouver-based Mother Mother has since evolved into a five-piece, indie rock powerhouse. Following a slew of festival shows – and opening spots for the likes of Canadian rapper K’Naan – the group landed a deal with Toronto’s Last Gang Records in 2006. By 2011, their record Eureka reached No. 8 on the Canadian music charts, their biggest mainstream success to date.

The quintet will be making its way to the Bronson Centre on November 23 in support of their fourth full-length album, The Sticks. WHERE Ottawa’s Erica Eades speaks with frontman Ryan Guldemond about his musical influences, his affinity for country music, and the band’s favourite moment in Ottawa.

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