Join us in celebrating the release of our second full-length studio album 'made us strangers' at the oldest surviving church in the city of Toronto. Our friends Abigail Lapell, The Visit and Preetam Sengupta will be playing an opening songwriter in the round set, and Bloomer's will be selling delicious vegan treats and beverages. This is an all ages and accessible event.
"made us strangers" is available both on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/made-us-strangers/id978901620, and on our website at www.theyoungnovelists.com. pick one up at the show!
Friday May 22, 2015
Tickets $12 Adv / $15 Door, Kids under 12 are free
Advance tickets at: http://madeusstrangers.brownpapertickets.com.
Little Trinity Anglican Church
425 King Street East (one block east of Parliament)
THE YOUNG NOVELISTS
Exclaim! dubbed their first EP “unpretentious brilliance” and this six-piece folk-roots band has won critical acclaim ever since. BlogTO called them "one of the top 5 folk bands to watch in Toronto" and their live shows capture audiences with both barnstorming singalongs and poignant ballads. Their new album 'made us strangers' will be released on April 28th.
"...beautiful, soaring, rootsy Canadiana…" - herohill
The Visit, comprised of Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Heather Sita Black (voice) is a musical dialogue that transcends genres and idioms. The duo’s burgeoning sound is characterized by long, tumultuous compositions reminiscent of another era, which nonetheless exude an undeniable sense of relevance and urgency.
The Visit’s music juxtaposes both archaic and progressive musical aesthetics into a unique language which falls squarely outside of established musical traditions and genres. It combines the structures and instrumentation of classical chamber music with the intricacy of Middle Eastern and Persian music and the emotional and rhythmic weight of metal. The voice and cello produce an unusually full and rich sound, replete with emotional intensity and virtuosity. The band’s lengthy, through-composed pieces conjure sonic worlds in which listeners can immerse themselves.
Abigail Lapell is a folk-noir singer-songwriter from Toronto. Her debut album, Great Survivor, showcases a rare talent for evocative songwriting and addictive melodies—along with a crowd-hushing voice, rich in emotional colour.
Drawing from folk, indie and traditional influences, Abigail has won over audiences of all stripes with her precise, crystal-and-smoke vocals and sparse-plucked electric guitar. Her music is often likened to leading lights like Sandy Denny, early Cat Power or a stormier Natalie Merchant
Born and raised in Sarnia, Preetam Sengupta now calls Guelph home. "Melodic storytelling" describes the music best, and Preetam's live show is centred around simple performance, playful stage banter, and very little pyro.