Of Gentlemen & Cowards

A great band from Hamilton!

New Record! & Special Guest?

Hey All

Happy Summer! Thought we’d drop in with a little bit of love – have you heard the new record yet? We released our brand new 7″ record on July 5th and couldn’t be more excited to get these two songs out to you guys! (You can download it for whatever you’d like to pay – including free – by clicking the bandcamp banner above.) Song For You is a song that we’ve written and rewritten for over two years – we never really felt like it was where we wanted it to be. It represented a real musical obstacle for us, but it wasn’t until a demo of it got critically torn apart that we were able to sit down, break it down to the bare bones, and build it to what it’s become! As a musician, to see where that song came from and where it is now is one of the most amazing things.

The other song on the record is The Grey, which is a song about the thin line between right and wrong. That song is another really special song to us, because we really wanted to test us as songwriters for this one with new challenges. We all sat down together, and forgot any idea we’ve ever thought of outside of that room – a completely inefficient process – and worked to come up with a song that was 100% born between the four of us in that practice space. From one cool sounding guitar chord, to a progression, to a bass line a groove, the song slowly unfolded before our eyes into a songwriting feat we couldn’t be more excited about!

Also, at our show last night at Corsa Italia Festival, we had Toronto’s major Rob Ford come out and campaign a little bit during our set, which was sort of awkward. The next song we played was the Beatles cover I Wanna Hold Your Hand, which we secretly dedicated to him.

We’ll chat soon!
Cheers, Simon

2013 Burlington Sound of Music Festival

We’re very much looking forward to playing the Burlington Sound of Music Festival again this year with some great local bands including our Catherine North Studios compatriots The Human Orchestra.
The evening portion of the Burlington Hyundai stage performances begins at 6 PM and we’ll be hitting the stage around 8:15. This is the largest free music festival in Canada and hope people can make it out not just to enjoy us but to take in the whole weekend’s worth of performances! We promise you’ll love it – OGC – (16.05.13)