Mother Upduff

Playing an earnest and dynamic fusion of classic soul, post-punk monotony, and psychedelic noise, Mother Upduff is a quartet hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Mother Upduff started as a two-piece in 2013 with drummer Mat Wainright and singer/guitarist Jeff Collins after playing together in the now disbanded Black Cat Trail. Alongside the premiere of their live performances, Mother Upduff released their first single “Grave Robbers” b/w “Transient” in 2013 becoming a growing attraction in Vancouver and launching online interest as they continued to release music independently through Bandcamp. After “The Captive” in 2013, the following year yielded diverse singles “Tempest” & “Mud/Paced”, all of which have been used internationally in film projects from brands including Subrosa, Desillusion Magazine, Black Revolver Skateboards, and featured in the film “Pallasseum – Unsichtbare Stadt” as part of the 66th Annual Berlin Film Festival. After experimenting with their lineup throughout 2015, the following year was met with Mother Upduff’s 7″ release, “Passerby” b/w “Fire” on the independent Pennsylvania label, 852 Records. 2016 continued with the addition of moog/bassist Erik Mulder which ushered a sonic expansion that burgeoned further with each performance. Following the May 2016 release of “Vigilance Committee”, the band focused their efforts towards the fall 2016 offering of their EP, “The Decay”, which debuted the combined writing styles of all 3 members.

After a year hiatus in 2017, Mother Upduff rang in 2018 by joining the Nasoni Records family to release a vinyl compilation of their complete works to-date. The double LP was released in fall 2018 on the Berlin based label. Mother Upduff is currently back in full form writing and recording with past / present members : Eirik Hutchinson on bass, Erik Mulder on guitar, Mat Wainright on drums, and Jeff Collins continuing on guitar and vocals.