The title of Rival Boys‘ new EP is self-explanatory.
Recorded in a single live-off-the-floor session on Jan. 8, 2014 – as their hometown of Toronto was still recovering from a paralyzing winter blast - Ice Storm‘s five tracks showcase the band’s raw power and set the stage for the release of the full-length LP, animal instincts, this May.
Rival Boys features the sister/brother pairing of Lee and Graeme Rose, backed by the propulsive drumming of Sam Sholdice. The group’s distinctive sound revolves around the dynamic chemistry the three members have developed in an incredibly short space of time. The Rose siblings’ shared lead vocals create a consistent level of glorious tension within the songs, while on stage Lee’s ability to simultaneously sing and play both bass and electric violin (in tandem with bass pedals), offers a sonic range few trios can match.
Rival Boys’ full-length ‘animal instincts’ due out in May