JUNO NOMINATED BC DUO’S APOCALIPSTICK OUT NOW
CANADIAN SUMMER TOUR DATES BEGIN JUNE 23
“Apocalipstick is a sonic triumph” - Exclaim!
“pull off the admirable trick of bringing something new to a famously
tradition-bound genre” - The Georgia Straight
“unique, rootsy, kicked-up soul songs …a fun, psychedelic fuzz” - VUE Weekly
“these guys kill it on this record” - Vancouver Sun
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This summer, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer take their show on the road for a summer full of tour dates and festival stops throughout Canada. Tour dates begin on June 23. Full tour dates can be found below.
The BC duo’s latest album, Apocalipstick, "came together from the desire for companionship, the endless pursuit of tone, the strength and glue of family, and above all, the love and admiration for each other's skills,” claim The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. “Whether it was operating a tape machine with Jedi precision, creating meals that fuelled us, or belting out glass shattering ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’, it was the elbow grease of many individuals that brought this project to life."
Apocalipstick is framed by psychedelic landscapes and world-ending jam-outs. The JUNO Award nominated duo of The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, aka Shawn Hall and Matt Rogers, ignite the gritty, blues-rock grooves they have been recognized for by adding drummer John Raham (The Be Good Tanyas) and keyboardist Geoff Hilhorst (The Deep Dark Woods) into the melting pot as well as the golden sounds of Dawn Pemberton, Andrina Turenne, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Ben Rogers, Khari Wendell McClelland, Erik Nielsen, and Ricardo Khayatte. Add equal parts soulful, sweaty vocals, and biting nasty guitar and you have an album perfect for any doomsday date-night.
Hall and Rogers have received considerable recognition in the last few years. Their previous album, A Real Fine Mess, was nominated for a JUNO Award as Blues Album Of The Year, Video of the Year, and Best Blues Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and the duo were also nominated for four Maple Blues Awards and won Blues Act of the Year at the SiriusXM Indies in 2013. They’ve also had songs featured on television shows such as the 'The Good Wife', 'Blue Bloods', and the aptly named TV movie 'Lizzie Borden Took An Axe'.
Jun 23 - Sask Jazz - Bessborough Gardens - Saskatoon, SK (supporting Amanda Marshall)
Jun 23 - Sask Jazz - Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
Jun 24 - Southern Sask Summer Solstice Festival - Gravelbourg, SK
Jul 1 - Canada 150 Main Stage - Steveston Village, BC
Jul 7 - Blue Mountain Friday Night Indie Series - Blue Mountain, ON
Jul 8 - Harbourfront - Toronto, ON
Jul 15 - Calgary Stampede - Calgary, AB
Aug 8 - Hornby Festival - Hornby Island, BC
Aug 10 - Kitchener Blues Festival - Kitchener, ON
Aug 12 - Red Truck - Vancouver, BC (supporting Lee Fields & The Expressions)
Aug 17 - Chi Cheemaun Ferry - Owen Sound, ON
Aug 18 / 19 / 20 - Summerfolk - Owen Sound, ON
Sept 3 - Vancouver Island Blues Bash - Victoria, BC