In 2018, 80’s retro is back in a big way. It’s the year the Michael Jordan inspired Air Jordan 10 shoe marks its return and Crocodile Dundee once again graced Australia’s tourism ads. It seems the world just can’t get away from 80’s nostalgia, which is fruitful for Melbourne four-piece, MOBS to pave their way for their single ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’’.
Lyrically, ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’’ is based on the 1987 John Hughes film of the same name. Where their October 2017 release ‘Say Anything’ was the band’s take on an 80’s power ballad, ‘Some kind of wonderful’ is an anthemic 80’s styled power pop tune.
“It’s a story about not realising that sometimes the things we most want or need are right in front of us,” says guitarist, Michael Ashfield.
The song continues MOBS obsession with the 80’s by drip feeding a series of single releases that are the retelling of much loved movie’s from the era whilst allowing a more accessible sound and yet still remaining relevant in today’s market. ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’ is the second single of the series, following the release of their debut, ‘Say Anthing’, which was widely applauded by international media outlets describing the track as a “compelling pop song with warm production and an easily accessible tune.”
The band have spent a lot of time crafting their niche sound, mixing old with new to place them in the same company as pop culture stalwarts DNCE, MKTO, The Vamps, Sheppard and Last Dinosaurs – to name a few.
“We knew going in that we wanted to incorporate an 80s pop vibe, but we also wanted to do something different at the same time,” says singer Jordan Clarey.
The band – which comprises Jordan Clarey (Vocals/Keys), Michael Ashfield (Guitar), Matt Purcell (Drums) and Scott MacDougall (Bass/Keys) – has a rich history together, first forming in 2013 under the pop-punk guise of Move On Be Strong, touring with the likes of Short Stack and With Confidence and having released two EP’s and three singles. In early 2017 the band rebranded under the acronym of MOBS and released a third EP which saw the band gain some commercial success receiving airplay on Melbourne’s Hit FM and KIIS FM as well as live TV appearances on MTV and Channel 9.
“We want to show the world who we are. We love what we do and we want to continue to write more music together”.