HALIFAX PSYCH-ROCKERS ON TOUR NOW ACROSS CANADA WITH BILLY MOON
GOODBYE SOMETHING EP OUT NOW VIA MADIC RECORDS
“tried-and-true woozy, '60s-psych grooves … like the soundtrack to a lucid dream” Exclaim!
“a modern evolution of surf rock, with trance-inducing jangly guitar chords, Walrus just might be your next favourite group” CBC Music
“sweet and loose … pulls a lot of tricks from the Beatles’ late-60s psychedelia, but filters it through a 90s-indebted love of six-string heaviness” NOW
“an effortless trance-like repetition blended with the chaos of drug-induced frenzy” The East
PHOTO CREDIT - KATE GIFFIN
Earlier this month, Halifax psych-rockers Walrus were nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award for Alternative Recording Of The Year, last week they begun their cross Canada tour dates with Billy Moon, and today and are sharing their video for “Feels”.
Recorded by Jeff Miller at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax, “we wanted to do our take on an old Grey Whistle Test style video,” says Walrus. The band recorded the video in the middle of a run of shows with Matt Mays, so when filming started they were all in “pretty rough condition the morning of. You’ll notice Justin’s live at the Shore Club t-shirt…”
Walrus spent much of the summer on tour with the likes of Besnard Lakes, Wintersleep, Evening Hymns, Alex Calder, Matt Mays, and Plants & Animals, stopping along the way at Osheaga, Supercrawl, and many more. Not a band that likes to rest for very long, Walrus are now headed west across Canada with Billy Moon. Full tour dates can be found below.
The band released their latest EP, Goodbye Something, on Dan Mangan’s Madic Records. The recording channels their inner psychedelia with songs that range from trance to surf. Exclaim! writes that “the band somehow mix gentle, Brian Wilson vocal melodies and orchestrations with out-of-the-blue punk thrash parts that keep listeners guessing. The high, winsome vocals and chiming 12-string Rickenbacker certainly conjured late '60s cloudy folk-pop, but the rest of the band infused the songs with sharp edges.” Their music will adhere to all levels of inebriation or consciousness. Walrus takes you swiftly into a dream you'll find yourself never wanting to wake up from.
WALRUS ON TOUR
Sept 28: Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
Sept 29: Sudbury, ON - Townhouse*
Sept 30: Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Lop Lops*
Oct 1: Thunder Bay, ON - Foundry*
Oct 4: Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret*
Oct 5: Regina, SK - O’Hanlon’s*
Oct 6: Saskatoon, SK - Vangelis Tavern*
Oct 7: Calgary, AB - SAIT
Oct 8: Edmonton, AB - Up+Dt Festival*
Oct 12 : London, ON - The Loft
Oct 13 : Hamilton, ON - Baltimore House
Oct 14 : Quebec, QC - La Pantoum
Oct 19-22: Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
Nov 3 : Truro, NS - Nova Scotia Music Week
Nov 21 : Halifax, NS - King’s Wardroom
*w/ Billy Moon