Acclaimed Toronto band’s self-titled debut album and September UK tour announcement
Following their recent successful UK tour, and support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Line Of Best Fit and Brooklyn Vegan, July Talk will release their debut album on 29th September through Sleepless Records/Polydor.
JULY TALK is a 12-song collection of visceral, primal rock’n’roll and menacing pop, soundtracking twisted love affairs and break-ups; gazing into the gutter of human relationships and nefarious behaviour with one wry eye still fixed on the stars. The album hits the ground running with the opening track ‘The Garden’, all driving rhythm and rockabilly riff. This is followed by ‘Guns + Ammunition’ (hugely successful in the band’s native Canada, having clocked up over 700,000 YouTube views), a tale of the end of an unhealthy relationship, which creeps up on you like the bastard son of Tom Waits, only to be juxtaposed by an innocent female pop vocal. This dynamic is the key to July Talk’s uniqueness, the sandpaper-and-silk interplay between vocalists Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay. As one journalist described their artistic relationship: “there’s no restraint between the ongoing push and pull between discord and beauty.”
The album’s nourish cinematic tales continue on the raucous, disquieting rockers ‘Paper Girl’ and ‘Summer Dress’. Showing their deftness in mining the rich seam of popular music, JULY TALK features some classic indie rock, reminiscent of the Pixies at their finest (‘Headsick’ and ‘Let Her Know’), as well as their noir aesthetic taking a southern gothic twist on ‘I’ve Rationed Well’.
Clocking in at just over 36 minutes, JULY TALK is a phenomenal debut from an incredible band, steeped in an empirical knowledge of pop and rock, shot through with inimitable interplay; sinister, gripping and infectious.
JULY TALK tracklist:
1. The Garden
2. Guns + Ammunition
3. Paper Girl
6. Blood + Honey
7. Summer Dress
8. Don’t Call Home
11. Let Her Know
12. I’ve Rationed Well
Following their successful May and June tour, the band will return to the UK in the September in support of their debut album:
26th Birthdays, London
27th Fallow Café, Manchester
28th Bodega, Nottingham
29th Temple Room, Birmingham Institute
Tickets on sale now.