Singer and multi-instrumentalist Jon Matte is the focal point of the group, with a cast of musicians that include Martin Desrosby (bass), Adam Passalacqua (drums) and Ken Pressé (guitar). Critics and fans have responded to Matte’s unique voice and his intuitive, compelling songwriting, but also to the singular, standout sound of an instrument still uncommon in pop: the trumpet. “The horn’s always going to be a secret weapon,” Matte says, smiling. “Something I can pull out and people go ‘What the fuck?’ To me it’s always been an anthemic instrument – it’s a battle call.”
“Are We Together Now” describes a disconnection from each other and mainly ourselves, or as Matte would better describe it: “Social media culture sells ideals & dreams while mental health issues are drastically on the rise. We are too busy chasing a false sense of satisfaction and feeding that emptiness. After seeing myself venture down this shallow road of quick thrills and avoiding my true self, the song was written to shine a light on these feelings that bring us together, a craving for something real.”
The Franklin Electric recently received a nomination for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’ at the Canadian 2018 Juno Awards. Check out an interview with the band on the red carpet in Vancouver here:
Le Trouble unveil new video for “Sad Blondes”
Currently writing and recording new music, Le Trouble present yet another standout video in support of their latest single “Sad Blondes“. The video is the band’s fourth collaboration with director Epher Heiland and was filmed entirely in and around Montréal.
The video is inspired by the German photography book “Margret – Chronik einer Affäre (Mai 1969 bis Dezember 1970)” – engl.: “Margret – chronicles of an affair (May 1969 to December 1970), in which an anonymous photographer documents his affair with his secretary. The video was shot by Cody Larocque on Super8 Film with vintage cameras and the perspective leaves the viewer defenceless towards the voyeurism of the video. It turns the roles around and tells the forbidden story by focussing on the man (portrayed by Le Trouble’s singer Michael Mooney), who is caught in a passionate romance. The video is an intimate series of small moments pieced together to compose a whole image of forbidden love and lust and perfectly mirrors the frenetic energy of the song.
Those guys are clearly on fire and we’re looking forward to see where they’ll be heading in 2018 !
Ripe & Ruin live:
April 11 – Berlin – Badehaus – GastSpiel #2
April 26 – Hamburg – Molotow – EP launch show
“The Eye of the World” will be available on vinyl and digitally. PreOrder on iTunes and get “Clarity” and “Fix You” right away: https://apple.co/2FMuyPu
Dock 7 heißt Paloma & The Matches willkommen!
Dock 7 freut sich über das erste Signing 2018: Paloma & The Matches! Zum Release der ersten Single „Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind“ gibt es direkt wunderbare Nachrichten. Die vierköpfige Band aus Bremen wird den gefeierten Briten Yungblud während seiner Deutschland-Tour begleiten! Einen kleinen Vorgeschmack gibt es schon in Form des bereits veröffentlichten Videos zur Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y87mztdsdPI
WRONG, the fifth album by We Are Wolves, is finally out! Click here to get it on your desired platform.
After having shared masterful videos for the singles “Wicked Games“, “Unknown Flowers” and recently “I Don’t Mind“, a video in collaboration with the Schneider brothers and director Jérémie Saindon, the entirety of Wrong is now available for full consumption.
WRONG. One word: short, sharp and cuts right to the chase – that even arouses a certain perplexed curiosity. With this, their first album to have an English title, the band unashamedly shows off its pop side, that until now we’ve had little more than a whiff of. Rock solid thanks to a flawless career spanning fifteen years, the band are more confident than ever and have been rewarded by a success that mocks their critics. WRONG is a fundamentally positive album that sees the Wolves explore new hunting grounds, revealing a more mature band very much at the height of its powers.
We Are Wolves release new video for “I Don’t Mind”!
We Are Wolves released a new video for their track “I Don’t Mind” from their album “WRONG”. Check it out below!
Crystal meditation, water purification ritual, all these take place in this modern day occult, where members are secluded in a giant mansion. The leader, a tall and stern man, interpreted by Laurent Lucas , lives there with his four sons, played by the four Schneider brothers. This time around, there’s an even greater task at hand : healing their dying mother, portrayed by Hélène Reeves.
We Are Wolvesonce again teams up with director Jérémie Saindon – their first collaboration took place close to a decade, with the music videos for Coconut Night and Fight and Kiss. From the very start, they’ve always pursued some mystical, occult-likequest, both musically and aesthetically. This time though, this esoteric study is pushed even further, through an intimate look into a sect facing life and death.
As Alex Ortiz, the band’s lead singer, puts it, the music video for “I Don’t Mind” is the strange junction between the Bee Gees on acid and the sinister coldness of David Lynch.
Le Trouble release remix of ‘Easy Enough’ by Aléatoire
Le Trouble are proud to release a remix of their song “Easy Enough” by Montreal-based composer/producer Charles-Alain Roy.
Charles-Alain Roy with his solo project „Aléatoire” takes the calmest song off of Le Trouble’s “Making Matters Worse” and dives it into his world of downtempo electronic pop.
After several collaborations with different vocal artists – with which he garnered attention in England, the USA and the Netherlands – the Montreal-based producer and composer takes on the soft and warm voice of singer Michael Mooney. With dark and heavy beats, Aléatoire sheds a new light on Michael Mooney’s voice and erases all melancholia while simultaneously setting a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere. Don’t hesitate to press replay!
We Are Wolves premier video for “Unknown Flowers”
Montreal trio We Are Wolves premiered their video for “Unknown Flowers” from their upcoming album “WRONG“, to be released November 3rd.
The video was directed by Montreal-based filmmaker and musician (“Choses Sauvages“) Marc-Antoine Barbier.
Listen to “Unknown Flowers” on your favorite platform here.
Watch the video here – or click here to watch it on YouTube.
We Are Wolves on Dock 7 Records, album coming soon
We’re excited to announce that we have signed We Are Wolves for Europe, the musical project of Montreal-based trio comprised of guitarist/vocalist Alexander Oritz, keyboardist/producer Vincent Levesque and drummer Pierre-Luc Bégin.
With their last albums they have garnered fans around the globe, including press such as the Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork and Vice Magazine and we can’t wait for their fifth studio album “WRONG” to be released on Dock 7 Records on November 3rd!
For now, you can enjoy the first single “Unknown Flowers” off of the upcoming album here on your preferred platform.