THE TOWN HEROES, DAVID & THE DARK and friends at The Capital Bar (Fredericton) - Fri Oct 5 2018 at 10:00 pm
Show on Fri Oct 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm
Everything (will be fine when we get to where we think we’re going) will be the band’s 4th full length release and first with the 4 members. Merging modern pop-sensibilities with their alt-rock influences, the band has crafted 11 beautifully hook laden tracks oozing with hit potential. There’s a maturity in the album, both musically and conceptually – a growth that can only happen through a dedication to their craft, through hundreds of live shows around the world and an unrelenting belief in what they’re doing. The album is simultaneously fun and thought provoking, danceable arrangements coupled with contemplative self awareness and social conscience. At heart, a perfect soundtrack for contemplating life with a bounce in your step.
As a duo, the band’s remarkable sound was, in part, crafted by their minimalist set up. With Everything, the band has found a way to expand even further. “We wanted to give ourselves the opportunity to create without limitations...in the studio or live,” Mike Ryan says. “It opens up an entirely different world for us. We can take a song in any direction and let it become what it’s supposed to.”
As always with The Town Heroes, their catchy, sing-along, hit-worthy earworms have a multitude of layers to them. Embedded between the wordplay, reverb, and 4-on-the-floor beats, there’s a provocative existential analysis. “I just try to be aware of what’s happening in the world and write about things we all go through or feel,” says Ryan. “I can’t just write a song to write a song. I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing, but I need to have felt it myself to capture it. That way, no matter what I... or anyone... thinks of the song, I know that at least it’s real. And that’s more important to me than anything.”
The Town Heroes are an alt-rock power duo crafting catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs that sound like a party you wish you were at.
Featuring Mike Ryan of Inverness and Bruce Gillis of Mabou, the Halifax-based band recently won three East Coast Music Awards, the Fan’s Choice Video of the Year award for “New York City” directed by Dillon Garland, and the Rising Star Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year for their album “Sunday Movies.”
Self-described as “The most noise two Cape Bretoners can make”, that noise is a cascade of passion, urgency and belief in their songs. On stage they move like intense caricatures – soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. A structured wall of sound emerges; familiar yet distinctive.
The Town Heroes have fully embraced the ideals of a two-piece rock band. Camaraderie shows in their musicianship, the song-writing highlights what they are: Two friends, playing music for the love of it, in it for the long haul.
Their songs are an honest approach to the trials and tribulations of life, taking into consideration small town values, coming of age, intriguing people encountered, friendship, hope and the various conflicts that arise from a jobless island and its steady outflow of people.
In November 2014, The Town Heroes swept the Nova Scotia Music Awards winning all five of their nomination categories including: Entertainer of the Year, Rock Recording, Group Recording, Digital Artist and Video (Holdin’ Up Grants). The Town Heroes also received 2014 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) for Rising Star and Music Video of the Year. They were voted Best Band in The Coast’s 2012 Best of Music poll, twice performed at The Reepherbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, have toured Finland, played Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik, Iceland, Waves Vienna in Austria, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK and Summerfest in Milwaukee, USA. They’ve also showcased their talent in Glasgow, Scotland, at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Nova Scotia Music Week, the East Coast Music Awards and were selected as the Nova Scotia Regional winners for the National Radio Star Song Writing competition.
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