The Town Heroes will be heading to Sydney April 26 to play Governor’s Pub with Carmen Townsend and John Paul Bergeron. The band were big winners at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards clinching Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “New York City” and Rising Star Recording of the Year for their second album, Sunday Movies, released in 2013.
The Town Heroes is an alt-rock power duo crafting catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs that sound like a party you wish you were at. In addition to the recent ECMA awards, the band was voted Best Band in The Coast’s 2012 Best of Music poll, twice performed at The Reepherbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, have toured Finland, played The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK and Summerfest in Milwaukee, USA. They’ve showcased their talent at Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Nova Scotia Music Week, the East Coast Music Awards and were selected as the Nova Scotia Regional winners for the National Radio Star Song Writing competition.
Although minimalist in terms of numbers, their sound is anything but that. Self-described as “The most noise two Cape Bretoners can make”, that noise is a cascade of passion, urgency and belief in their songs. On stage they move like intense caricatures – soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. A structured wall of sound emerges; familiar yet distinctive.
The Town Heroes have fully embraced the ideals of a two-piece rock band. Camaraderie shows in their musicianship, the song-writing highlights what they are: Two friends, playing music for the love of it, in it for the long haul. Their songs take an honest approach to the trials and tribulations of life, taking into consideration small town values, coming of age, intriguing people encountered, friendship, hope and the various conflicts that arise from a jobless island and its steady outflow of people.
They released their first full-length album Birds and Fear in May 2010. The band’s follow-up album, Sunday Movies (GroundSwell Music / Warner Music Canada), is an 11-song collection of clever, well-crafted songs, including the video award winning “New York City”
Tickets can be purchased at Governor’s Pub or online at governorseatery.com for $10. Show time is 10 pm. More information is available on The Town Heroes’ website.