Every song has a story. With Current Swell’s third Nettwerk Records release, When To Talk And When To Listen, these stories cut deep.
Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Cold War Kids, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay) produced the album over four weeks in two vastly different locales: Nashville and Vancouver. The former is where King lives and does most of his studio work; the latter is a ferry ride away from where Current Swell makes its home. Both cities have music at their core, which gave King and Current Swell common ground on which to build their new relationship.
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Put simply, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are new-age fosterers of soul music. They are, however, also bringing it with a twist. The band is from the old French quarter of St Boniface, Winnipeg, the largest French speaking population in Western Canada, and they’ve cemented their identity as bilingual artists with a unique French and English double-EP released in 2017, and now a bilingual full length album coming out in September. Jérémie Brémault’s smooth, smoky voice, and earnest stage presence wrings that authentic soul sound into the group’s wide-ranging style. They call it the “delicious sound” – say it fast enough and you’ll hear where these crafty musicians get their name.
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Her compositions are complex, her truths are simple, and her humongous voice is just that: HUGE. Introducing BC’s best kept secret, singer-songwriter Leila Neverland. The cat is nearly out of the bag: her two young children are not so young anymore and she has her sights set on touring out-of- province this year for the first time.
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A four piece band led by singing drummer and songwriter Steve Brockley. A less is more angle featuring finger picked guitar, pocket grooves, and tasteful leads create a dynamic sounds and full stories. An original and soulful approach to folk; a delightfully laid back affair.
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Having topped Canadian radio charts and earned an international following under the name Fake Shark – Real Zombie!, this beloved Vancouver band has started anew. Now known simply as Fake Shark, the band has cultivated a dedicated fanbase with their art-punk inspired sound and unique and energizing live performances. With the release of their record Faux Real in May of 2017, the band has taken to an indie pop sound, garnering them radio charting at Canadian commercial formats and a wider audience of fans with a more accessible approach to their sound. This mainstream appeal has recently been noticed in licensing opportunities with features in a North American Apple advertisement, the Showtime original series, Dice, and Freeform’s Famous in Love.
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