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MOTHERSHIP Self-titled Debut Out Now; U.S. Tour Announced

| 13 February 2013 | Reply


Mothership, the self-titled debut from Dallas-based heavy rock trio MOTHERSHIP is now available worldwide through Ripple Music. Called “a must for any heavy rock and metal fan” by, Mothership is proving itself a threat to any release vying for the “Best Rock Album or 2013” title.

MOTHERSHIP masterfully delivers 70’s-tinged U.S. hard rock with a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, MOTHERSHIP’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style; updated and amped up for the modern day. Originally self-released in 2012, MOTHERSHIP and Ripple Music have joined forces to re-release this stunning debut record on CD (includes lyrics) and LP (packages to include an 11″ x 17″ poster and download cards).Mothership is available at

After a pre-sale special saw Ripple Music sell out of the limited edition colored vinyl LP version ofMothership in less than two hours, the label has announced that a second edition will be made available to meet the growing demand for this release. The second pressing will be limited to 150 colored (50 purple, 50 green and 50 beer-colored – with a special MOTHERSHIP beer koozy) and 350 standard black copies. Details to come.

A video for the song “City Nights” was recently premiered by and can be viewed at this location.

MOTHERSHIP will hit the road next month with GYPSYHAWK as part of the “March Out Of Winter” 2013 Tour. Dates are as follows:



03/01/13 – Tyler, TX – Clicks Live

03/02/13 – Dallas, TX – The Doublewide

03/03/13 – San Angelo, TX – The Deadhorse Saloon

03/04/13 – Lubbock, TX – Depot District Lonestar Oyster Bar

03/05/13 – El Paso, TX – Low Brow Palace

03/06/13 – Las Cruces, NM – The Train Yard

03/07/13 – Tucson, AZ – Surly Wench Pub


03/08/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Red Owl

03/09/13 – Sierra Vista, AZ – JR’s Bar

03/11/13 – Fort Worth, TX – Lola’s Saloon

03/18/13 – Shreveport, LA – Tiki Bar

03/19/13 – Texarkana, TX – Arrow Bar

03/20/13 – Tulsa, OK – The Sound Pony

03/21/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room

03/22/13 – Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers

03/23/13 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel Tavern

03/24/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Shred Shed

03/26/13 – Boise, ID – Red Room

03/27/13 – Seattle, WA – Comet Tavern

03/28/13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

03/29/13 – Medford, OR – Johnny B’s

03/30/13 – Reno, NV – Jub Jubs

03/31/13 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Whiskey Dicks

04/02/13 – San Fransisco, CA – El Rio

04/03/13 – San Diego, CA – The Griffin

04/04/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Joint

04/05/13 – Bakersfield, CA – On The Rocks

**No MOTHERSHIP at the SXSW Dates**

“Such a killer find, man. Can’t wait to see them live!” – Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer / Classic Rock)

“Been listening to Mothership all day now and if feels like UFO and Orange Goblin got drunk with St. Vitus, smoked some weed with Blue Cheer and spewed out the tuffest blues-drenched, no frills love child I’ve heard all month. Some ridiculously badass guitars. And heavy above all else!” – Sword of Doom

“Try to resist a band that plays blues-laden metal with heavy guitar riffs that is also hoping for intergalactic travel. Mothership is a three piece from Dallas that alternates between an almost AC/DC-like sound on a track like ‘City Nights’ and a broader, heavier and more epic sound on tracks like ‘Cosmic Rain,’ ‘Angel of Death’ and the opener, ‘Hallucination.’ – Vue

Mothership Bio: 

Rock n’ Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the ‘ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father’s 70’s-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins. In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70’s-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013.

Kells Juett- Guitars/Vox

Kyle Juett- Bass/Vox

Judge Smith- Drums

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