Lead singer, Derrick Ballard, would pen lyrics in his fathers motorcycle shop nestled between old bikes and scrap parts. Countless songs were written, with no particular purpose, other than to sing and tell stories of old friends or new lovers.
"We all listen to a ton of different music and aren't afraid of blending genres or experimenting with those influences; at the end of the day, were just trying to write songs we would want to hear" says Atkinson.
After writing nearly 100 songs, they went to work with acclaimed producer, Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip). Upon listening to their House of Cards EP, the above statements ring abundantly true. The record is loaded with hooks and tales of longing, from the up front, danceable Wandering Eye, through the bittersweet ballad Do It In The Dark, to the chiming, anthemic chorus of Shelter Valley. The songs lend a strong sense of place and give a universal narrative that hits home, while both nodding at tradition and taking the listener to uncharted territory.
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