Wow! Words can't express how incredibly grateful we are for having been able to be a part of Inventions 2017! Many thanks to the incredible faculty and members of the Halifax Music Co-op Orchestra and Choir, and Michael Dalton for sharing this experience with us!
Well would you look at that! Our debut album, #ComeWhatMayCome, is nominated for Music Nova Scotia #Folk Recording of the year! We are beyond honored to be on the same list as so many amazing artists! A big HUGE congratulations to all the other nominees!
Check out the full list of nominees!
Coming to Music Week? Be sure to check us out Thursday. November 2nd at the Holiday Inn (Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom) @ 12:30 a.m.
Words cannot describe this feeling we have right now but we'll give it a shot. A huge THANK YOU to The Brood and The Drug Rugs for playing amazing sets last night. Another huge THANK YOU to Georgie Dudka for being the best GD sound tech in all the land. ANOTHER huge THANK YOU goes out to PsyPhi for amazing visuals. OMG another huge THANK YOU to The Jugglin Bubblers for blowing everyone away with your performances. (ok stop with the "another"s)THANK YOU to Emily Danger Powers for her amazing artwork. THANK YOU to The Seahorse Tavern for allowing us the pleasure of performing on that great stage.THANK YOU to 2 Crows Brewing for the delicious "Mockingbrew" THANK YOU to Jason Jenkyns for amazing work recording us at Codapop Studios and then mixing the album as well. THANK YOU to SpinCount for working with us.THANK YOU to Archive Mastering and last but certainly not least - THANK YOU to all of you that came out to support us and celebrate with us and who continue to support us. Apparently there ARE words to describe this feeling. Those words are THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
See you in the festival fields....
We're currently putting the finishing touches on our first full length album and can't wait to share it with you in May! We're excited to have The Brood and The Drug Rugs share the stage! Visuals by PsyPhi. Entertaining antics by The Jugglin Bubblers. Get your tickets here!
Diverse instrumentation and soaring five-part vocal harmonies characterize the unique alternative folk sound of Halifax-based band, The Barrowdowns. Born in a cold dark Albertan winter in 2014, the band was started by Halifax musicians Kendra Breen and Rowan Swain. Upon their move back to Nova Scotia, the duo joined up with veteran Halifax musicians Dave Fultz, Adam Martin, and Neal Read to create an eclectic brand of folk music that is both energetic and haunting. With gripping songs that stick with you long after the last chord has rung out, The Barrowdowns create music that will keep you spellbound—even while you stomp your feet.
Blending the bizarro vibes of Devo, The B52s,and Frank Zappa, guitar riffs that recall the everyman blues brilliance of Chuck Berry, and a bit of Genesis’s synthscapes and Ween’s wit, The Brood are flying their freak flag high at the forefront of their very own 21 st century East Coast sound: one that draws from the artistic innovation of the past while keeping its grooves decidedly in the spectacular (and radical) now.
The Drug Rugs
The Drug Rugs in one word are bubbly. In one sentence they are a jangly, indie-rock band from Halifax with lyrics worthy of being on a t-shirt. Recalling and reinventing sounds from bands like the Smiths, Prince, The Strokes, St. Vincent, and Iggy Pop, the Drug Rugs own a sound that is modern and unmistakably their own.
NAME THAT ALE!
Only a few weeks till The Barrowdowns Album Release ft. The Brood, The Drug Rugs! Why not celebrate with a beer? We're still looking for you to come up with a super awesome name for our collaboration with 2 Crows Brewing so get those thinking caps on!
Post your ideas in the comments below. If your idea is chosen you'll win 2 tickets to the album release and a copy of the album (plus all our gratitude)!
GUESS WHAT!? We're getting ready to release our first full length album Come What May Come! But we're not there yet! That's where YOU come in. We're launching a PledgeMusic campaign to help us finish up the recording, and we would love for you to be a part of it!
Head on over to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thebarrowdowns now and Dave can tell you all about it! Help us make an album! Get awesome exclusive content! See if we lose our minds during the recording process!
Now that we've had ample time to recuperate, we'd like to send a huge thank you to everyone who came out to our shows in New Funswick this weekend! The hospitality we receive in your province never fails to blow our minds. We'll be back as soon as possible!
What a weekend! We had a blast being part of the incredible lineup at this year's In the Dead of Winter Festival in Halifax. We'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to Dana, Kim, Georgie, Jillian, and the entire festival team. Thanks to Jeff and the entire staff at The Seahorse Tavern. Thanks to Alyse Hand, Bob Purcell, Nathalie Geddry, Chris Broughton, Jeff MacEachern, Miles Connely, and Jonathan Briggins for helping us get the word out! Big thanks to The Wooden Sky, Loveland, and Nick Everett for sharing the bill with us, and thanks to all of the amazing musicians who played throughout the weekend! And, of course, soooo many thanks to everyone who came out to check out our performance and dance up a storm with us on Friday night! Without you, none of this would be possible. We'll see you soon, friends!
CTV Morning Live - interview with Kendra and Rowan
CTV Morning LIve - performance of "Landlocked"
The East - IDOW feature article
The Coast - IDOW feature article
Radio-Canada - radio interview with Dave
We dropped by CTV Morning Live this week to play a couple of tunes and chat with CTV's Alyse Hand about this weekend's In The Dead of Winter Festival in Halifax, and our plans to release a full-length album this spring. A huge thanks to Alyse and the studio crew at CTV! Check out the embedded videos to the right to see the interview and performance! Sorry for the ads!
That's right, folks! While we don't have a specific release date in mind yet, you can expect our first full-length album in the spring! We're currently demo'ing several tracks in preparation for some much anticipated studio time and we can't to share the experience with you! Keep checking back to get the latest news from the studio. We might even share some of the new sounds we've been working on!
We're pleased to announce we made The East's Best Music of 2016 list! We seriously love The East and everything they do for music art and culture on the east coast of Canada! Check out the original article below and be sure to browse all the other great stuff on their site :)
Well would you look at that! In a city known for awesome music, winning Best Folk Band feels pretty damn good! Thanks to The Coast, Halifax's Weekly for the honour. Congrats to all the other winners, and a HUGE thanks to everyone who voted! There should be a category for Best Fans, because y'all would totally win!