Michael Rault is a Toronto based singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and arranger, his hooky blend of pop rock refracts an evolution of guitar based music through the ages. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox R'n'B, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the clever craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy New Orleans textures of Dr. John in equal measure.
After releasing a number self produced efforts on a handful of Canadian independents, Rault caught the attention of Burger Records in 2014.
'Still Not Sad' b/w 'Nothing Means Nothing' marked his debut cassingle on the label and earned rave reviews from publications like Spin, Stereogum & NME. Produced in collaboration with members of Fucked Up and Slim Twig (the DFA recording artist who's band Michael also performs in), yet written and performed entirely solo - 'Still Not Sad' / 'Nothing Means Nothing' further rarefied Rault's economic and modernized take on classic rock tropes.
Having found a complimentary niche in the fuzzy, garage-centric Burger Records underground, Michael is poised to finally unleash his 'Living Daylight' LP, recorded late 2012 into early 2013.
As a recent transplant from his native Edmonton, the album is a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme - leaving home to make your way in the big city. Produced and recorded in collaboration with Renny Wilson (Mint Records), 'Living Daylight' is a dynamic fusion of the past and future. An inclination for early Rock N' Roll is perverted by a heady production sensibility akin to the warped contemporary psych of Tame Impala. As a document of oddball DIY songwriting 'Living Daylight' (which will be released April 7th 2015) fits nicely in the lineage of records created by Ex-Edmontonian contemporaries like Mac Demarco or Sean Nicholas Savage. Expect a busy year in 2015 for this dynamic instrumentalist and performer.
THEO VERNEY (solo acoustic set)
Brighton rock n roll prodigy Theo Verney has spent the last 18 months building excitement and anticipation across the UK and Europe with his ballsout, psyche infused rock n roll shows. Currently recording his debut album to follow up the much acclaimed Heavy Sunn EP which was released last year on Hate Hate Hate Records (The Wytches, Fat White Family) He’s been touring regularly since its release, supporting the likes Drenge, Toy, Archie Bronson Outfit, La Luz and Parquet Courts as well as his own headline shows.
Theo's new EP 'Brain Disease' comes out now.
When in 2014 Our Girl put their first track online, people praised the emergence of an exciting new shoegaze band. Two months later they began playing shows and it immediately became clear that the South England three piece were more than another feather in the cap of the Scene That Celebrates Itself. Soph’s honest, personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs then cut suddenly to beautiful, intimate moments of just guitar and reverb hugged vocals.
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