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      "It leaps off the page, half statement of intent and half reference to their origins. A London trio, Strong Asian Mothers carry this attitude onstage & their sound is storming the internet." - CLASH Magazine

      "A whirl of flashing lights, frantic energy, and colourful fabrics!" - Pigeons & Planes

      "Sounds like the internet come to life!" - The Line Of Best Fit

      "An evocative, anthemic genre-blend." - Stereo Gum

      London's Strong Asian Mothers' blend of styles and emphatic live show has been making waves on the capital's underground gig scene for a while. Best friends since their early years, Amer, Kalim and Josh have played in bands together throughout their childhoods but it was under Strong Asian Mothers that they really found their strength. Tying together influences from Hip Hop and Trap with Pop in a live band aesthetic really sets this band out all on their own path.

      If in the studio these three excel, then on the stage is where they truly come in to their own. A string of headline spots for Communion, plus stand out performances at the likes of Bestival, Secret Garden, The Great Escape and Reading & Leeds, have cemented them as one of the country's most exciting and promising live acts. Blending electronic and live elements they seamlessly bridge the gap between gig and club and really bring the party. Amer from the band says "We created a live show and chose certain instruments and roles in order to create an experience where every single member is seen as an irreplaceable front man in their own right."

      Their debut 'Lynx Africa' EP won an army of fans across the board from Clash Mag to Pigeons & Planes and became a firm favourite across the Radio 1 airwaves with Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart providing heavy rotation before the lead single 'The More Than I' went on to be added to the BBC Introducing playlist.

      Off the back of their critically acclaimed cover of En Vogue's 'Don't Let Go' (which was even endorsed by En Vogue's original band members on Twitter), came the next single 'Sober' again heavily championed across Radio 1.

      Having just sold out their London headline show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen in Nov, not to mention recording their debut Maida Vale Live Session for Radio 1, the band release the first track 'Just Another' from their forthcoming 'Animal' EP.

      Strong Asian Mothers are starting 2017 with a real statement of intent.

      Photo by Daniel Alexander Harris

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  • 27 Nov, 2017

    Strong Asian Mothers: New Single & Video 'Hard To Find'

    Strong Asian Mothers share their new video for the single 'Hard To Find'.
    Premiered in Stereoboard.

    www.stereoboard.com/content/view/212851/9

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  • 28 Sep, 2017

    Strong Asian Mothers: New Single 'Hard To Find'

    Strong Asian Mothers have premiered their new single 'Hard To Find', in Complex.

    www.complex.com/music/2017/09/premiere-strong-asian-mothers-hard-to-find

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  • 04 Mar, 2017

    Strong Asian Mothers: New 'Animal' EP

    On 3rd March, London based electronic alternative pop trio Strong Asian Mothers release their new EP 'Animal' - along with the title track from the EP. Premiering last night on Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 show, the single is a vibrant cacophony of swirling electronics, glitchy production touches, and irrepressible pop-tinged melody ideas.

    London's Strong Asian Mothers blend of styles and emphatic live show has been making waves on the capital's underground gig scene for a while and now the band are about to step firmly in to the limelight. Best friends since their early years, Amer, Kalim and Josh have played in bands together throughout their childhoods but it was under Strong Asian Mothers that they really found their strength. Tying together influences from hip-hop and trap, along with a healthy dose of pop sensibilities - they're not only a formidable live act, but an outfit who are outdoing themselves with every new release.

    New EP 'Animal' is whirlwind 4 track release, taking cues from a wide spread of electronic, and pop influences - pairing inventive electronic production flourishes and ideas, with a strong pop-leaning backdrop. The trio are a formidable proposition, improving with every carefully plotted step they take.

    Speaking on the EP's title track, and the band's new single - the trio said: "Animal began as a jam between Josh and Amer in a rehearsal. We added some elephant shrieks, a pack of cards being riffle-shuffled, the sound of us opening a can of fizzy pop and saying 'Aaaah' then sprinkled some words on top and it became the juicy, bouncy fella it is today."

    If in the studio these three excel, then on the stage is where they truly come in to their own. A string of sold-out headline spots for Communion, plus stand out performances at the likes of Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape and Reading & Leeds, have cemented them as one of the country's most exciting and promising live acts. Blending electronic and live elements they seamlessly bridge the gap between gig and club, and really bring the party every time they step out on stage.

    Their debut 'Lynx Africa' EP won an army of fans across the board from CLASH Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit, to Pigeons & Planes and Stereogum across the pond - and became a firm favourite across the Radio 1 airwaves with Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart providing heavy rotation. Lead single 'The More That I' went on to be added to the BBC Introducing playlist and picked up further support across Beats 1, XFM and Kiss.

    Having sold out their most recent London headline show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen way in advance last November, not to mention recording their debut Maida Vale Live Session for Radio 1 and Huw Stephens, the release today of new EP 'Animal' marks a huge moment in Strong Asian Mothers' rapid ascent.

    Sharing their thoughts on their new EP, the band said: "After the runaway, global success of the 'Lynx Arica EP', the pressure on us to deliver again was enormous. It was all too much for Josh, who picked up a filthy burger habit and started listening to jazz again. We realised at that point we had to take matters into our own hands - we did a 237.34p Sainsbury's shop and escaped to our friend's mum's house in leafy Oxfordshire for a week and wrote this. The 'Animal EP' is the sound of us taking our destiny back into our own hands and reconnecting with our true, pre-Lynx Africa selves."

    Strong Asian Mothers' next London headline date will be at Kamio, on 27th April.

    www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2017/03/audio-premiere-strong-asian-mothers-animal

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  • 28 Jan, 2017

    Strong Asian Mothers: New Single 'Just Another'

    Strong Asian Mothers new single 'Just Another' from their forthcoming 'Animal' EP, is featured in The Line Of Best Fit.

    www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/strong-asian-mothers-return-with-existential-pop-ode-just-another

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  • 18 Nov, 2016

    Strong Asian Mothers: New Single 'Sober'

    Strong Asian Mothers new single 'Sober' is released on 18th November, and they are featured in The Line Of Best Fit.
    They headline at London's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 30th November.

    www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/strong-asian-mothers-sober

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  • 25 Oct, 2016

    Strong Asian Mothers: Cover En Vogue

    Listen to Strong Asian Mothers cover En Vogue's R'n'B classic 'Don't Let Go', on Clash Music.

    www.clashmusic.com/news/strong-asian-mothers-cover-dont-let-go

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  • 03 Sep, 2016

    Strong Asian Mothers & Ten Tonnes: BBC Introducing

    Both Strong Asian Mothers & Ten Tonnes are featured in BBC Introducing's coverage of the Reading & Leeds festivals, under "Four artists that are soon to hit the big time".
    There were also honourable mentions for Isaac Gracie & Sundara Karma.

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  • 28 Aug, 2016

    Strong Asian Mothers: Reading & Leeds Festivals

    Strong Asian Mothers perform 'The More That I' on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds festivals.

    "One of the best live bands around...Khalim, Amer and Josh know how to put on a show. All three Hackney producers came together a couple years ago to fuse their electronic, indie beats into some big sounding records. Prepare yourself to dance." - Gary Crowley, BBC Introducing in London

    www.bbc.co.uk/events/e2xxj5/acts/agw2rz#p0460hpq

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  • 15 Aug, 2016

    BBC Introducing Stage At Reading & Leeds

    The BBC Introducing stage at the Reading Festival & Leeds Festival, at the end of the month, will feature appearances from Primary Talent artists:

    ...High Tyde
    ...Muncie Girls
    ...Strong Asian Mothers
    ...Airways
    ...Eat Fast
    ...Ten Tonnes

    www.nme.com/news/nme/95613

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