Weaves – One More


Weaves (Photo by Brendan George Ko; courtesy of Hive Mind PR)

(If you like: Spiral Beach, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pixies) 

Well before the release of their forthcoming debut album, Weaves have been stirring the pot in the lo-fi pop rock scene, generating well-deserved buzz for their infectious, dizzying sound, and their critically-acclaimed live performances. The Toronto quartet popped up on the map in 2014 with their debut EP, with Rolling Stone calling them “a band to watch”. Fast forward to 2016 and the same hardworking, eccentric group of musicians have shared their latest single “One More” and announced a string of tour dates.

Frontwoman Jasmyn Burke explains the band’s direction with “One More”:

“Sometimes I’m bothered by female lyrical content that feels indirect or is only about wanting a certain thing. I think there’s room for women to have a more individual voice in music and to be having fun rather than looking for their next love. It’s ok for it to not be that, and to be more independent. Maybe it’s going out and getting drunk, and it’s not like a fairytale, sometimes its more shitty and pizza and that’s ok! That’s gonna be life for a while!”

The band’s punchy flare and unstoppable energy instantly takes off from the get-go, as Burke’s conscious delivery allows her lyrics to come forward, as the band’s articulate and melodic instrumentation create an ecstatic and colourfully disorientating backdrop.

Enjoy the single below, and head to their website for more information their self-titled debut. Plus, check out the tour dates just past the clip.

Tour dates:

03/18, Austin, TX, Stereogum & EiS present @ Hole in the Wall (5:50pm) – SXSW
03/19, Austin, TX, Beeswax & Hive Mind present @ Wonderland (6:00pm) – SXSW
03/24, Los Angeles, CA, The Echo *
03/25, San Diego, CA, Che Café *
03/26, Santa Cruz, CA, Crepe Place *
03/27, San Francisco, CA, Brick & Mortar *
03/29, Seattle, WA, Vera Project *
03/30, Vancouver, BC, Cobalt * #
03/31, Portland, OR, Analog Café *
04/01, Nampa, ID, The Flying M *
04/02, Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court *
04/03, Denver, CO, Larimer Lounge *
04/05 Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry *
04/06, Madison, WI, The Frequency *
04/07, Bloomington, IN, The Bishop *
04/09, Toronto, ON, Live in the Stacks @ Reference Library

* w/ Sunflower Bean
# w/ Mild High Club

06/03, Mannheim, GER, Maifeld Derby
06/04, Nimes, FR, This is Not a Love Song
06/24, Oslo, NOR, Piknik I Parken
07/14-17, Southwold, UK, Latitude Festival
07/21-24, Huntington, UK, Secret Garden Party
09/02-04, Salisbury, UK, End of the Road Festival

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