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EMAIL: Band (at) TheMothermold (dot) com

Teenage drummer and rock mom The Mothermold concoct their unique brand of “metallic art punk” in a backyard studio in Austin, Texas. Visual artist Lalena Fisher, formerly of NYC’s The Color Guard and The Hissyfits, plays guitar while high school student Annika kicks serious butt on drums. They named their project after the supportive outer shell of a sculptural mold, as a metaphor for their relationship. The Mothermold is an experiment in superimposing a mother-daughter bond on the stereotypically male “rock band” trope. Both sing and write songs that fuse metal, punk, prog and pop, while exploring ideas of coming of age, love, mythology, science, and heroines.

The Mothermold released their debut album Flesh of My Flesh in the fall of 2022. Begun during the pandemic lockdown of 2020 when Annika recorded her drum tracks at age 12, the album was completed two years later with final vocal tracks — and Annika's voice had changed. Flesh of My Flesh vibrates with hooks, harmonies, and heavy guitars; and traverses from triumph to joy to despair and back. Lalena sees the album as a gift to her daughter. “I like the fact that we’re making something together now that she’ll always have — even after I’m gone.” Annika’s perspective is more of the present: “It’s amazing that I can be in a band with my mom, and eventually come out with an album!”

Right before the album release, The Mothermold were honored to open for Harry Styles on the Hulu patio stage at the Moody Center in Austin. They have performed in New York at the Amityville Music Hall and Footlight Underground at the Windjammer; the Highland Lakes Equality Fest; as well as numerous Austin venues including at Empire Control Room for the YouTube Presents DIY Showcase, the ABGB, The Parlor, and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

“Killer grunge from this mother-daughter combo with in-your-face riffing and gutsy vocals.”
– Bandcamp Daily, New & Notable

“‘Mary Jane’ is a big rocker that dips heartily into metal while staying true to both punk and art rock.”
If It's Too Loud...

“‘GoddessInOrbit’ sounds great, and the flute sounds beautiful!”
– NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, on Twitter and Facebook

Interview on the Feb. 7 episode of Sounding Out With Izzy: A Grrrl's Two Sound Cents podcast


Thursday, July 4, 2024
Hole in the Wall
With Ron Titter Band and Austin's Devo band, The Devotees
2538 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
All ages with parent/guardian
Doors at 8; we play at 9; cover $10


Saturday, June 22, 2024
Marble Falls Pride Fest
Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J, Marble Falls, TX

Sunday, March 10, 2024
Punk Vs. Rockabilly
Flamingo Cantina
515 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Carousel Lounge
1110 E. 52nd St, Austin, TX 78752
with Wooly Vicars, Jonny Butterscotch, Noise Devoid, The Unselected, and Atomic 3

Thursday, August 17, 2023
ABGB, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
1100 W 45th St, Austin, TX

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W 45th St, Austin, TX


Thursday, June 1, 2023
Amityville Music Hall
with Eye+Lashes, Sharp Violet, and Bitch Switch
198 Broadway, Amityville, NY 11701
Presented by Loud Women

Saturday, June 3, 2023
All-ages matinee at Footlight Underground at the Windjammer
A quirky community art space, Brooklyn adjacent, made of art, magic, laughter, music and love.
with Eye+Lashes
5-52 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385
Presented by Loud Women


December 17, 2022
Girls Rock Austin's Festive Fest 2022
with Peelander-Z, We Don't Ride Llamas, Kady Rain, Transy Warhol, Carrie Fussell
at Feels So Good 211 E. Alpine Rd. #700A, Austin, TX 78704

December 18, 2022
East Austin Handmade Arts Yule Bazaar at Nature's Treasures
4103 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78722

September 28, 2022
As part of a promotional event for Girls Rock Austin for the Truist Local Artist Concert Series on the Hulu Stage

August 27, 2022
YouTube Presents: The DIY Musician Showcase, Austin TX
At the Empire Control Room as part of the DIY Musician Conference

June 18, 2022
Highland Lakes Equality Fest, Marble Falls TX

June 16, 2022
Screening event for Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer
Yarborough Branch Library, Austin TX

May 21, 2022
Parlor Matinee with Mad Whit and Liz Burrito
The Parlor, Austin TX

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