The band – featuring Jordan Clarey (Vocals/Keys), Michael Ashfield (Guitar), Matt Purcell (Drums) and Scott MacDougall (Bass/Keys) – first rose to prominence under the guise of Move on, Be Strong
, a pop-punk band that had moderate success touring with the likes of Short Stack
, At Sunset
and With Confidence
and who had released two EP’s and three singles since their inception in 2013. However after tweaking their name to the acronym of MOBS at the beginning of 2017, it has helped the band to find a rebirth musically.
The group released their debut single, “Dark Side of a Good Thing”, on January 27 2017 – their first under the guise of MOBS – followed by the fully fledged “Bad Love” EP on May 12 2017. “Say Anything” was written about the Cameron Crowe movie of the same name but written in the perspective of the protagonist.