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Listen to MOTHER’S CAKE while you read.

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Austria’s Mothers Cake has taken a less conventional route to the music world, bypassing the traditional means in favour of a lesser taken, but still an effective path.

 

After coming close to winning the International Live Awards featuring Austrian Band Contest in 2009, they won the Local Heroes Austria 2010 Band Contest, in which they not only won the gong for the best band but each member separately won their slots as best singer, best bass player and best drummer.

 

 

 

From there the talented trio set their sights on world domination and with the recent release of ‘No Rhyme, No Reason’ are set for their second tour of this country.

 

“It was a very good start for us,” agreed drummer Jan Haubels o winning the competition. “It definitely started our career. We got a label that way but as far as preparing us for the music industry I wouldn’t say it was the ideal preparation. Every band needs to make their own steps in the industry and learn from that so I wouldn’t say the path we took was any more easy or difficult than what we expected it to be. If I started a band again I probably wouldn’t go through a band contest again but not because it’s a bad idea. It would be more a case of trying to get our music out through things like the internet. It was a good experience but not something I feel you have to do in order to be successful as a band.”

 

 

 

With a sound described as a blend of Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Led Zeppelin, Haubels agrees finding the line between inspiration and imitation was difficult to separate at times but is confident Mothers Cake have successfully used this music as a guide rather than a direct approach.

 

 

 

“Red Hot Chili Peppers were certainly a band who inspired me when I started playing,” he conceded. “In the beginning there was maybe even parts of imitation there because I was so amazed by them and Mars Volta. Listening to them helped me understand what kind of music I wanted to do and I had to find my own sound in music without sounding exactly like them. In the end… the thing is we have such a creative mastermind in the band with Yves Krismer, our singer and guitarist, and he would be too proud to imitate anyone. It’s very important to step back and make sure you have your own ideas and sometimes those ideas come out and sound similar to your influences. We have a song called ‘Gojira’ and it sounds like the beginning of a song from Rage Against the Machine and the boys laughed and said it sounds like ‘Bulls on Parade’ and I had to agree! Sometimes that music is so deep inside of you that you don’t even realize when you make it. Certain songs are stuck deep inside your head but you think it’s your own idea which can be hard. As long as it’s not intentional imitation I would say it’s fine (laughs).”

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Having finally settled into somewhat of a groove with this third album, Haubels firmly believes that Mothers Cake are growing into their career.

“We took our time with this album,” he confessed. “With our second album we rushed it a little bit but with this one we took our time and did everything we wanted to do. We had two main goals with it. The first was to make a record that we all feel good about. We want people to really enjoy it and hopefully have as much fun listening to as we did recording it. The second was it would be nice to get some airplay for the first time too (laughs). That’s a problem for a lot of bands because that getting that airplay gives a band the opportunity to reach out to more people but you can never force that so it is a goal I won’t be too mad at if it doesn’t happen.”

 

Over the course of the journey Haubels also feels that Mothers Cake have reached the point where the music is a true reflection of where the band is at and as such sound more natural than anything previously released.

“I would say we’ve changed musically definitely,” he agreed. “We’ve been through the getting to know each other period where everything felt exciting and new. With the second record it was written when things were not so good with the band. It was the first time in our time together when things were a little stressed out and you could tell in the music. This time around things have changed a lot. It’s also a bit more dirty sounding and disturbing musically. The first time around our approach was to figure out what we could do with an idea without changing our sound too much. It was about taking simple steps. It wasn’t about getting commercial success, it was more a challenge of doing great songs without always playing completely new ideas. We tried to focus more on each individual song. We didn’t want to be a band who changed things too much musically or changed who we were. Over the course of the albums we have experimented a bit more with our personal growth so we have changed in a sense. Not drastically but we have grown up a bit.”

 

Written By Kris Peters

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