The trees aren’t quite springing into leaf here in Montreal, just yet, but the ideas are starting to come together for the next little recording enterprise. I have some time scheduled in rural Ontario to record some new material late in the spring. Here’s a little taster of what you can expect down the line, filmed by the great folks at Here on Out in Montreal. It’s called Shapes.
Big thanks to everyone involved in putting on the shows across Ontario and Quebec last weekend. We all had an amazing time, and hope to be back soon! xox
I think I made it through the winter. Did you? Spring finally showed up in Montreal just in time for me to leave and spend a little family time in the UK. Today I walked around the Pennine hills in the sunshine, got chased by my brother’s drone (don’t ask) and my ears are still ringing from the noise at Turf Moor tonight (google it, if you must!) but it’s just about time to head back to Canada and play the first PBS shows there this year. There are a couple of band shows coming up in Toronto and Wakefield, QC before I try out some brand new material at a solo show at home in Montreal – details below!
This upcoming batch of shows has been carefully curated, just for your ears! I’m really excited to share the stage with some of my favourite bands and friends in the coming weeks – Olenka has just moved to Toronto and this will be her first show in her new hometown; in Wakefield we’ll be playing with Ottawa’s Pony Girl and, for the solo Montreal show I’ll be joined by Edmonton’s the Provincial Archive and Toronto’s Charlotte Cornfield
April 29 – Toronto, ON: The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street w/ Olenka // tickets // facebook event
April 30 – Wakefield, QC: the Blacksheep Inn w/Pony Girl // tickets // facebook event
May 13 – Montreal, QC: Le Cagibi w/Charlotte Cornfield & the Provincial Archive // facebook event
Over the last weeks I’ve been beavering away in my home studio, and I’m in the first stages of turning some of those demos into fully realized song-babies. The plan is to head out into rural Ontario over the summer and get this new material down on tape. On that subject, Montreal’s Here on Out just recorded a beautiful video of a brand new song, so keep your eyes peeled for that emerging from the cracks in the coming weeks.
July 12th – Montreal, QC Kick Drum Festival, PDB le Ritz, 179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest