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The best kept secret in music


"Hour Magazine-Montreal"

A local band that hasn't played their hometown in half a year + a cold Monday night in March + no advertising+ no press= disaster, right? Nope, not for Mobile who packed 'em in solid earlier this week for a quick showcase of some of the new material they've been working on. Easily one of the best shows I've taken in this year, the band has put heart and soul into their quest for a defining sound while extending their technical proficiency in the bargain. The percussion absolutely killed, as on new track Gravity (the kin of song Primal Scream only wish they could write), and keyboards and samples have found their rightful place in the mix. Though the volume in the room was beyond human, and the soundman repeatedly had difficulty locating singer Mat's voice, this was one for the ages, and just the thing to get one's week off on the right foot. - Jamie O'Meara

"Night Life Magazine"

It's rare to see a CHOM L'Esprit winner break the CHOM mold by creating original music that's actually fun to listen to, but Mobile really have something going on. The independent Montreal fivesome have pumped out eleven track of emphatic pop tunes. At times Mobile is reminescent of the 60's Mod movement with track like "Electrolove", but shades of psychedelia and folk can also be heard throughout the album. Radiowave Transmission is sprinkled with Coldplay, Radiohead, U2 and Beatles flavors but has a distinctly Montreal consistency and the original overall appeal. - Amy German-October 2002

"Hour Magazine- September 2002"

Were it not for the occasionnal poetic Frenchism in Mobile's lyrics, you'd be hard pressed to identify them as local. The all-Montreal band has made Radiowave Transmission the high-calibre debut expected by those of us who know them live: tight, richly individual and melt-in-the-mouth palatable. There's a spiritual porthole where Criq's guitar and Mat's voice intersect, opened only by the masterful songwriting and the talent of their rythmic backbone, which is just waiting to be unleashed onto the world. My only qualms concern the recording (too faint) and mixing, which could use some fine tuning on tracks like There was a time these guys are just too good to be bogged down by this kind of problem. - Isa Tousignant- 3.5/5


Mobile EP-2001
Radiowave Transmission CD-2002
Second EP-2003


Feeling a bit camera shy


Patience paid off and, in the end, they got what they didn't want. As part of Mobile's extended - and still in progress - coming out party of 2001, they elected to take part in Montreal's prestigious CHOM L'Esprit band competition, the largest and longest running of its kind in the province of Quebec. To say that they made an impression would be to gravely understate the case. Four weeks after their lightning debut, a jury comprised of Montreal media and industry representatives unreservedly declared Mobile the victors (shortly thereafter they were featured on the cover of the weekly HOUR Magazine). Concurrent to these achievements, they have sold out packed - and not just with their friends either - headlining shows at several of their home city's most prestigious venues, and shared the stage with acts as diverse as Tragically Hip, The Watchmen, Sarah Harmer, Bif Naked and Econoline Crush.
In response to rapidly accumulating requests for music, the band sojourned to Toronto in early 2002 where they recorded a four-song EP at the much-storied Metalworks Studio with producers Nick Blagona (Foo Fighters, The Police, The Tea Party) and Mark Makoway (guitarist for Moist, and author of The Indie Band Bible). Three of those songs are featured on their first indie album Radiowave Transmission, which was released early July 2002. As fans are already noting, these are tunes that recall the dark sophistication of a Primal Scream, the technical facility of The Chemical Brothers, the impassioned delivery and ready melody of The Cure or U2. And while the band invites no end of comparative analogy, they flat out defy definitive pigeonholing: as students of musical history, they are here to learn and advance, not rewrite.
As those who have had the opportunity to see and hear this emerging tour de force of rock and pop may already attest, Mobile truly ignite in a live setting. Possessed of intuition and spirit that transcends the digitized tape - and printed word, for that matter - Mobile's emotive soul is laid bare on the stages they've had occasion to command, the true mark of a band secure in its place in the world, and the natural result of the over-reigning single-mindedness of purpose that have put Mobile where they are now, the most important place of all...
In front of you. Enjoy