TORONTO, ON March 13, 2013 - The Holiday Crowd hit the road this week for two week tour with stops in Germany, Italy, France and the UK. The band is touring to support the debut release of “Over The Bluffs” release by Manimal Vinyl which includes two new songs “Sick Days” and “Born Under a Different Sign”.
Imran Haniff has unofficially dubbed it, the “Enhanced tour”. He had this to say as he packed up his small clothes, “It’ll be a reunion with family and friends we made on our last outing there; the lovely folks in Berlin and Hamburg and our pallys in Northern Portrait. We look forward to seeing them, and meeting new comrades in Italy and France.”
The tour includes a special date in London at Buffalo Bar where The Holiday Crowd will meet up with their Shelflife label mates, The Proctors and The Fireworks. This will be the first time the band play the UK. Says Haniff, “We will be visiting such historically rich places like Rome, Paris and London; perhaps some life changing experiences will occur?” But we’re there to make history ourselves… Shall we take a trip?”
The Holiday Crowd – Enhanced Tour
Mon. March 18 Marie-Antoinette, Berlin, Germany (w/ Der Elegante Rest)
Wed. March 20 Blackmarket – Rome, Italy (presented by indieforbunnies.com)
Thu. March 21 Mattatoio – Carpi, Italy
Fri. March 22 Spazio MAAV Vittorio Veneto – Treviso, Italy
Sat. March 23 Pop Days #1 @ Ohibò – Milan, Italy (w/ Northern Portrait)
Mon. March 25 Pop In, – Paris, France
Wed. March 27 Buffalo Bar – London, UK (w/ The Proctors & The Fireworks)
Thu. March 28 Nice and Sleazy, Glasgow, UK (supporting Haight-Ashbury)
Sat. March 30 Wales Goes Pop! @ The Gate, Cardiff, UK
TORONTO, ON Jan 31, 2013 – Television gets a little wilder this winter with three crucial Lioness sync placements using/featuring songs off their debut full-length The Golden Killer (New Romantic).
On Sunday, January 27th, “They Clip the Wings of Birds” was used in the Showcase produced supernatural crime drama, Lost Girl. Spoiler alert: The song adds to the emotional reconciliation of Bo and Lauren in the final five minutes of the episode entitled “Fae-de To Black”.
This Sunday, directly following the Superbowl, Lioness’ dance-chiller “The Night” is featured prominently in a party scene in the premiere of CTV’s new crime drama Motive.
Californication is back for a 6th season and Lioness are here to keep the volume at eleven. Be sure to watch the storyline unfold as the aptly entitled “Hell Bent For Leather”, features the song “Toxic Heat”. The episode debuts February 10 on Showtime in the US & the 11th on The Movie Network in Canada.
TORONTO, ON January 15, 2013 In wake of the recent flu epidemic in North America… perhaps it’s a good time to take a sick day. The new video “Sick Days” by The Holiday Crowd was directed by Matthew Sitler and edited by Wlodek Redzej. The video was filmed in Muskoka one crisp November in the height of Autumn and features a mysterious woman with a falcon, a red kite and a curious fascination with the i-Ching.
TORONTO, ON October 23, 2012 - The Holiday Crowd return with a new limited double A-side 7″ single,”Sick Days” b/w “Born Under a Different Sign”. Coming off a stint of live shows, including the NYC Popfest, Berlin’s Indie Pop Days and supporting Paul Weller in Toronto, the boys were eager to get back in the studio to have a new release under their belt. The two tracks are a continuation of their debut Over The Bluffs, released in January of this year. Pre-order for advance delivery.
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The limited edition 7″ will be commercial released through New Romantic (Canada), Shelflife (US) and Manimal Vinyl (UK & Europe) on November 20, 2012. The 7″ vinyl includes an mp3 download code.
TORONTO, ON August 29, 2012 The Holiday Crowd are in Germany and Denmark to play their first ever European dates. Starting with Berlin’s Indie Pop Days festival. They hope to see you! They’ll be back in November with a full tour.
Sept 1 – Berlin, DE – Indie Pop Days (@ Club Marie Antoinette)
Sept 4 – Hamburg, DE – Hit The North (@ Club Astra Stube)
Sept 7 – Copenhagen, DK – Stengade
TORONTO, ON July 31st, 2012 – Wavelength’s ALL CAPS! Island Festival returns to Toronto Island for its fourth incredible year! A true getaway within the city, ALL CAPS! features a dynamically diverse line-up of independent music from across the continent, alongside art installations, swimming, bonfires and summertime fun in a gorgeous, intimate environment.
Here’s musical line-up for this year!
Saturday August 11:
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN (Montreal “noh-wave” / Japanese prog theatrics / Polaris Prize long-listers!)
Maylee Todd (Toronto / good-time summer funk-pop complete with costume changes / Do Right! Music)
Choir! Choir! Choir! (Toronto / community jukebox choir)
Tyvek (Detroit / 1978-style avant-garage punk)
Wet Hair (Iowa City / Krautrock drone duo)
Esther Grey (Guelph / intimate minor-key folk-pop / one to watch!!)
Triple Gangers (Toronto / solid new synth-pop trio)
Sunday August 12:
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (Brooklyn / psychotically loud psych-rock / Dead Oceans & Pitchfork darlings!) Lioness (Toronto / post-punk sex-rock / New Romantic Music)
OG Melody (Toronto / Isla Craig + Thom Gill = pure love jamz / two to watch!!)
Canadian Winter (Hamilton via U.K. / civic-minded hip-hop)
Absolutely Free (Toronto / electro brain-damage rock, ex-DD/MM/YYYY)
Young Mother (Toronto / post-punk psychedelia)
Ivy Mairi (Toronto / beautiful Island folk)
Plus! Swimming • Bonfires • Island Fun • New Food Vendors • And more!
The Holiday Crowd live in Parkdale at 9pm on the http://www.rocknrollnetwork.com/ They will be playing and speaking to everyone who is viewing the stream or in the studio audience. We’ll keep you posted on Twitter @TheHolidayCrowd later today leading up to the performance. First 30 people will attend to the live show… the rest of you can tune in as it happens… or hang outside. Location- 1384 1/2 Queen St West. above Designer Sewing (not Designer Fabric) #2 between Brock and O’Hara almost across from the #Dollarama.
TORONTO, ON April 17, 2012 - The Golden Killer is out now. Three years in the making, the album does not disappoint.
Known best for their dancefloor filling jams, Lioness slow things down with the mournful dirge “They Clip The Wings of Birds” but as Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner points out “the arrangement and the production remain all-engulfingly gigantic.” “They Clip The Wings of Birds” is available as a free, legal download: SOUNDCLOUD.
Lioness, unveiled their theatrical live show this past Friday The 13th at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Vanessa Fischer, veiled at center stage and flanked by skull-faced bikers, declared she was “not afraid of bad omens”, she mingles with black cats and walks under ladders. Red banners sporting the band’s symbol curtain the stage for the sumptuous fire visuals conceived by drummer Jeff Scheven. The sound and collaborative vision of the band commanded everyone on to their feet. Through out the show Fischer’s piercing eyes seem to look from the pyre into the future, while bassist Ronnie Morris backs through the crowd and falls on the floor convulsing.
Lioness were joined throughout the show by Hollie Stevenett on keyboards and vocals, with guest appearances by Amy Bowles (Hollow Earth, Pony Da Look) and Leon Taheny (The Golden Killer Producer, Rituals). You can read all about the debut of their theatrical new show in this Now Magazine 4 star review. Catch Lioness again in Toronto this weekend for the celebration of Record Store Day at Sonic Boom Records‘ Annex location.
The Golden Killer is available in stores this Tuesday. You can pre-order Vinyl and CDs now at the New Romantic Store.
In other news, The Holiday Crowd headed back into the studio this weekend to record a special new 7″ single, to be entitled “Sick Days” b/w “Born Under A Different Sign”. The Crowd are back at Inception Studios with David Hermiston. The single is scheduled for release in late summer.
Alex Roberts and Colin Bowers of The Holiday Crowd set up at Inception Studios.