TORONTO-BASED INDIE ROCKERS FAST ROMANTICS SIGN TO LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS
WATCH + SHARE THE POLITICALLY CHARGED LYRIC VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE
“WHY WE FIGHT” PREMIERING NOW VIA INDIE88
Digital Single Available to Stream and Download on January 27
NEW LP COMING IN SPRING 2017
“Causing no small amount of buzz in their native Toronto, new single ‘Why We Fight’ is set to emerge on January 27th. It’s a right rebel-rouser, too – all concise chorus and finely wrought verse, it’s disciplined, mature, and wholly affecting.” – Clash UK
“[Fast Romantics] punch up a new breed of New Romanticism with plenty of power pop hooks…Matthew Angus croons, lovelorn, to his heart’s desire with Jarvis Cocker-esque swagger bolstered by the band’s exalting choruses, buzzing guitar licks, chiming keys and pulsing beat.” –KEXP
(January 20, 2017 – Toronto, ON) Toronto-based indie rockers, Fast Romantics have signed to Vancouver-based Light Organ Records. Hailed as an ‘Artist to watch’ in 2017 (Google Play), the ambitious 6-piece have just unveiled a politically charged lyric video for their brand new single “Why We Fight” via Indie88. The track, which premiered on Wednesday via Clash UK, will appear on the band’s highly anticipated forthcoming studio LP, due out in Spring 2017 via Light Organ Records. Produced by the dynamic duo of Gus Van Go and Werner F (Arkells, Wintersleep, Hollerado), “Why We Fight” will be available to purchase via iTunes and on all streaming services on January 27, 2017.
Watch + Share the Lyric Video for “Why We Fight”
Anthemic in the truest sense, “Why We Fight” rushes with an energy akin to early music from fellow Canadian indie-rockers Arcade Fire, but with lashings of raw Bruce Springsteen-esque fire. Its perhaps of no surprise, given the Springsteen comparison, that “Why We Fight” was born at a time of political turmoil, written as the US election campaign was underway.
However, “Why We Fight” is not a protest song, in the traditional sense. It is perhaps best described as the reflections of a non-American songwriter living close to the border, hyper-aware of the US and its influence over Canada and the world. It’s a song about being hungry for something, and fighting for it through chaos that can be beyond our control. As Fast Romantics songwriter, singer and guitarist Matthew Angus explains:
“’Why We Fight’ started out as a song about myself, about what it is that drives me to even be in a band in the first place. But it quickly evolved into an ode to anyone who finds themselves hungry for something that might seem out of reach.”
Fast Romantics is comprised of Angus, Jeffrey Lewis (bass), Kirty (vocals, acoustic guitar, synth), Kevin Black (guitars), Lisa Lorenz (keyboards) and Nick McKinlay (drums). Since forming in 2009, the band has released one full-length LP and one EP. Known for their incredible live shows and songwriting prowess, Fast Romantics have received many accolades, including ‘Pop Group of the Year’ at the Sirius XM Indies (2014) and more recently their song “Julia” – also from their forthcoming album – won the prestigious ‘SOCAN National Songwriting Prize’ in 2016.