As far as Canadian exports go, Mo Kenney is up there with this year’s most exciting.
Gone are the days that saw the nation pigeonholed as a folk factory, whose peripheries were lined with the likes of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Now filled with an exciting new breed of genre defying musician, glimpses of psychedelic pop can be found intertwining with heavy flecks of punk rock.
Needless to say, it’s artists like Mo Kenney who are making their mark on both sides of the Atlantic. Fresh cut “On The Roof” melds buoyant, anthemic choruses with surging guitar lines to create a slick and wholly satisfying offering. Accompanied by a gritty and monochromatic visual, this premiere harbours a feisty, rebellious streak, standing its ground and invoking the essence of greats like Joan Jett and The Runaways.
“I began writing “On The Roof” during a solo tour in the US,” notes Kenney. “I had a day off in Syracuse, NY, and wrote the chorus for the song that day. [READ MORE]
Check out “On The Roof” below, alongside a host of upcoming UK tour dates throughout February.
MO KENNEY FEBRUARY 2018 UK TOUR DATES
Saturday 3rd Feb: Inverness Tooth & Claw
Sunday 4th Feb: Aberdeen Lemon Tree Studio
Tuesday 6th Feb: Sheffield Cafe No.9
Wednesday 7th Feb: London Green Note
Thursday 8th Feb: Preston The Continental
Saturday 10th Feb: Exeter Phoenix
Sunday 11th Feb: Manchester The Castle