Mother Mooch (May 2016)

Location:  Ireland Genre: Hard Rock/Grunge
Status: Active Current Label: N/A
Years Active: 2010-?

“Dublin heavy-psych warriors Mother Mooch have been kicking up dust for a few years now, perfecting a desert blues that oozes ominously from the speakers…From the soulful vocals of singer Chloe, to the classic hard rock riffing, shoegaze-y soundscapes and thundering drumming – Mother Mooch create a massive racket that’s all their own.”
– Hot Press Magazine (IRL): Introducing Mother Mooch, 30th Nov 2015

Mother Mooch are a Heavy Rock band from Dublin, Ireland who play a “weird and wonderful mix of Psych, Desert Rock, Blues, Grunge and Stoner Rock given a trippy modern makeover” (Steve Howe – Oultaws of the Sun, UK). Their name derives from a misheard lyric in Black Sabbath’s Symptom of The Universe.

MM2016ColumnsAfter spending several years honing their lineup, sound and live show, Mother Mooch shifted gears in 2015 taking their first steps into Ireland’s festival scene with performances at Canalaphonic, KnockanStockan and Electric Picnic in addition to supporting Kyuss/QotSA legend Nick Oliveri for the second time and playing to an ever increasing audience at their self promoted Dublin shows.
“Voodoo Lounge was still ringing from support band Mother Mooch, an appropriately chosen act with a clear Black Sabbath and Kyuss influence on display, who drenched the venue in doom laden riffs and monumental feedback… wonderfully noisy” (Bernard O’Rourke – GoldenPlec, IRL).

Their debut EP “Preludes”, released in March 2015, began attracting fans from around the globe and brought them to the attention of national and international music media. Their fully self produced debut album “Nocturnes” was released on Friday 13th November 2015 and has received glowing reviews at home in Ireland and throughout the international heavy underground. Songs from the album have featured on radio stations, websites, blogs, podcasts and youtube channels throughout Ireland, Europe and the US.
“A full spectrum of heavy music – from psychedelia to doom to grunge – wrapped up in one beautiful package.” (Paul Rote – Doomed & Stoned, US).

In March 2016, songs from “Nocturnes” were included on two compilation albums; “Misery Hill” on Irish Metal Archives 5th Anniversary Album – showcasing Irish talent across the rock and metal spectrum – and “Hive Mind” on Hard Rock Revolution Vol II – showcasing underground Stoner/Doom/Psych bands from all corners of the world.

Mother Mooch are set to release a vinyl edition of “Nocturnes” through independent German Psych/Stoner Rock label Krauted Mind Records in summer 2016, with Irish, UK and European shows later in the year in support of the album to follow appearances on the Irish summer festival circuit.

The release of their darkly cinematic “Hive Mind” official video – shot on location in Donadea Forest Park, Kildare – is imminent.


  • Chloë Ní Dhúada – Vocals
  • Sid Daly – Guitar and vocals
  • Farl – Guitar
  • Léon Ó’Gríofa – Bass
  • Danni Nolan – Drums


Preludes (EP) 2015
Nocturnes (LP) 2015


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