Drawing inspiration from both the musical and cinematic era of the 1980’s, MOBS the Melbourne based quartet have spent a lot of time crafting their niche sound. Mixing old: Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Billy Ocean, Tears for Fears; with new: COIN, LANY, LAUV, The 1975, M83. Writing songs from the perspective of main characters in specific classic 80’s films is just one of the ways the band intend to stand out, bringing another dimension to their story. ‘We have always been a huge fan of the 80’s era musical and cinematically’ says Matt Purcell ‘To gel these 2 concepts together we believe it represents our vision within the band’.
MOBS has a rich history, beginning in 2015 as an acoustic duo of Michael Ashfield (Guitar) and Jordan Clarey (Vocals/Keys), but soon growing to include Matt Purcell (Drums) and Scott MacDougall (Bass/Keys). In early 2017 MOBS was introduced to the world, debut EP’s ‘Bad Love’ and ‘You Want Beauty’ received instant commercial success on Australian Radio and TV. Tracks ‘Dark Side Of A Good Thing’ and ‘Say Anything’ boasting rotation on Melbourne’s Hit FM, KISS FM alongside live TV appearances on MTV and Channel 9. This coincided with the opportunity to tour across Australia with the likes of With Confidence, The Maine, and Deaf Havana, and left MOBS perfectly poised for what was lined up next.
‘We are all very positive’ Jordan says ‘We want to show the world who we are. We love what we do and we want to grow and continue this very exciting journey together’