Toronto’s very own fuzzed-out indie rock band Rival Boys have released their full-length debut ‘Animal Instincts’. The trio recorded the album at Revolution Recording Studios with Joe Dunphy who also recorded their ‘Ice Storm’ EP live off the floor earlier this year. Watch them shred ‘Fortune’ in an abandoned house in the video for the newest album single here. Exclaim! also had them perform the raucous number ‘Sober & Single’ live at The Piston in Toronto for their Exclaim! TV series, watch it here.
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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
Giving a taste of their upcoming sophomore album ‘animal instincts,’ Toronto-based trio Rival Boys has released a trippy video for the high-energy track“Lives Of Plants And Animals.”
‘animal instincts’ is the energetic sophomore release from the Toronto-based trio Rival Boys. Produced by the band with renowned engineer Joe Dunphy at Toronto’s own Revolution Recording Studios, it’s set for release in early 2014 via tinyrecordscanada and MapleMusic Recordings.