Feature Scene: Video Premiere: #MeToo ~ MOLER

Me Too is the follow up single to Moler’s blitzkrieg cover of the Moe Tucker song “Work”. It’s haunting – almost anthemic track – with iconic frontwoman Helen Cattanach’s cautionary words of advice for today’s generation of young women, not least those who have experience fear and danger on the streets of Melbourne.

Afterall, who doesn’t just wanna go out to a club, check out a rock’n’roll band, be free! but as we all know too well, our streets are not free of menace and threat so Helen’s profound lyrics and this beautiful new track from the trio Moler is a timely reminder. Take care out there!

“Moler’s ‘Me too’ song is an expression of sorrow that came about as a response to not only the #MeToo movement but violence against women.  This violence includes assault, rape and murder that is inflicted on women by men; men that are strangers, men that are our lovers, friends and family.  There are so many women who suffer and/or die just look at the Australian Femicide Map and the outrage it has caused. 

“This is why I am afraid to walk in a park at night, catch public transport at night, leave a venue alone, you must always be aware.  While women feel a certain power in being sexually desirable, when it is stolen, used and discarded this leads to overwhelming powerlessness. This song is for Jill Meagher, Eurydice Dixon, Aiia Maasarwe and Karen Ristevski.  I have walked their paths, it could have been me.”

Helen Cattanach

Moler reunited last November for their 25th Anniversary!! Hit the studio to update to uniquely Australian pop/punk sounds. It’s been a long time between drinks! And since opening 1998’s Mushroom 25th mega concert at the MCG but it’s 2019! Moler is back in full swing, writing and recording brilliant new tracks for an “imagined Australian suburbia” creating an aural portrait of middle Australia – McMansions, methlabs, migrant themes, gang wars, through to brighter success stories of our intercultural diversity, bustling urban markets, cafes, sporting culture, music, life & art, posing the question who? and what is Australia today? Inspired by a mix of Australia’s 70’s Sharpie culture through to Bogan rock’n’roll & urban hip hop – Moler new tracks form a concept album of of sorts – music and stories, genres mixing and updated themes and ideas to reflect today’s Australia. But it’s Moler’s catchy, witty, punky lyrical rap that this seminal Aussie underground three-piece is best known for and they’re back with a sonic sandwich of great radio treats.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

NOV8Moler – Special Guests Littlefoot at The EspyThe Espy
Melbourne
NOV9SOLD OUT River Rocks 2019
9 Nov–10 Nov · 16
The Barwon Club Hotel Geelong

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About Mary Boukouvalas 1209 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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