Well it has been a while since our last post. Why you ask? Blame babies. Over the last year and a half, both Trevor and Pat have welcomed beautiful baby girls into their family and have been keeping quite busy!
We have been writing music for the last 2 years and we are finally ready to hit the studio today to start work on our second album. We will be recording at Audio Valley in Ottawa and Steve Foley will be producing.
We will be documenting the making of this album over the course of the next few months and we are aiming for an early 2017 release with a tour to follow.
Thanks to everyone who has continued following this band. Keep checking back on our instagram page for regular updates! We are excited to share new music with everyone!
New shows addedWe added 2 new shows in Ottawa! We will be showcasing some new material at both shows.
More details coming, stay tuned.
Zaphod BeeblebroxWe are excited to announce we will be playing at Zaphod Beeblebrox in Ottawa on Friday, November 1st in support of WILDLIFE. Joining us will be Trusting Gravity from Ottawa to Open.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/16q5qJ3
D.IF.D. Charity ShowProud to be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe on June 27th. Charity show which all proceeds will go to D.IF.D. We will be on stage at 8pm.
Playing Cafe Dekcuf May 11thOur next show will be May 11th at Cafe Dekcuf w/ Set, The Blackbird Pies and Liam Lloyd.
Check out the Facebook event page for more info:
New showsNew shows announced today! Details soon!
The Portal MagazineWe have been featured on page 20 in the latest issue of the Portal Magazine. Check it out!
Martyr Magazine InterviewCheck out our latest interview with Martyr Magazine, with some footage of our CD release party!
Martyr Magazine Interview
Check out our new pics from the CD release show!
CD Release partyThanks to everyone who came out to the show at Ritual Friday night! You guys were absolutely amazing and we had a blast - with a couple firsts to note - First time using keyboards live, and longest set ever played!
Pics to come soon!
Bright Light, Dark Eyes NOW AVAILABLE!Bright Light, Dark Eyes is out now! Get it on iTunes or purchase a physcial copy at the link above!
Here is an interview we did recently with CONFRONT magazine talking about the new album!
Read the interview here
Welcome to our new website!Have a look around, you can watch our official video for Epidemic, stream and purchase our debut album Bright Light, Dark Eyes, and look at some photos too!
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Big Money Shot!!We have entered into the Live 88.5 Big Money Shot competition.
We’ll be playing April 24 at Ritual in Ottawa.
Heavy Planet ReviewAs I listened to the three songs the band currently has up on their Reverb Nation page, I couldn’t help but notice the obvious influences ranging from A Perfect Circle to Deftones to Pink Floyd. The songs are dark, moody and passionate while seemlessly weaving heaviness with melody and are much better than anything currently playing on your local Alt Rock radio station. While not typically a band that is normally featured on HP, there is enough guitar crunch, incredible vocals and psychedelia to warrant a listen.
Metal Excess ReviewAnimal Confession (2011, self-released)
Animal Confession is an alternative/ambient rock group based out of Ottawa, Canada. It is the brainchild of the band’s sole member – Andrew Gharib. On this three song EP, the influences are obvious: Tool, the Deftones, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, etc. Gharib himself notes U2 and Pink Floyd as an influence as well.
I’m finding that “A Thousand Lies” is my favorite of these three tracks. The guitars have crunch, the melody is there, the chorus is catchy. It was a wise choice to release this song as the single. The same can basically be said for “Light My Way”, which alternates between dreamy moments and guitar crunch. Next up is “Drown In You”, complete with some guitar distortion and again more melody. There’s a theme here — Gharib has done a great job of combining melody and heaviness. Neither is being sacrificed for the sake of the other. The album is dark, moody and there’s a psychedelic twist given it all as well.
Speaking of the man himself, Andrew’s vocals are absolutely fantastic. He does a great job letting the emotions come through in his voice whether he’s belting out the chorus or taking a low-key approach during some the the melancholy moments. The man definitely has a gift and is using that gift to its fullest potential on this EP.
I don’t follow the alternative scene much these days so I hate to even comment and what can/cannot be in this day and age but I can’t help but feel Gharib would’ve found some critical acclaim and commercial success in the alternative-friendly 1990s with songs such as these. Animal Confession is a “must listen” for fans of alternative music.
Reviewed by Justin at metalexcess.com