Saturday, May 2, 2015

with Backyard Dreaming and Leopardism

O Patro Vys  |   356 Mont Royal E.

Doors 8:30pm   |   Show 9:30 pm

For Fast Romantics, it has been many years of adventuring their way through the backcountry of Canadian indie-rock, often attempting to straddle that hazy intersection at the corner of rockn'roll and pop. Fast Romantics' earlier work prompted comparisons to Elvis Costello and Blur. The band has played three tours, and many large festivals including Virgin Fest, SXSW, NXNE, and CMJ. They also found themselves winners of Spin Magazine's "Free the Noise" competition that saw them flown to New York City to perform in a temporarily rebuilt CBGB's.Their music has also found its way onto many TV shows and Films, including Shameless and Pretty Little Liars. The band formed in 2008 in Calgary during what singer/songwriter Angus calls a 'whiskey storm'. Angus and the two other founding members, bassist Jeffrey Lewis and drummer Alan Reain, were then joined by two Australian ex-pats, Shane O' Keeffe and Lauren Heron.