Upon returning to Toronto from a final European tour with his band, Peter Dreimanis sat in a candlelit bar paying little attention to the beat-up acoustic guitar being passed from patron to patron around him; that was until it found its home in the hands of Leah Fay. He sat listening; dumfounded, realizing heʼd met his match. Clearheaded the next day, he started his search for the stranger from the bar with whom he seemingly shared a soul. He found her; they founded July Talk.
After linking up with Ian Docherty, Josh Warburton and Danny Miles, the band created a signature sound that is not easy to pigeonhole. Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by the members of Crazy Horse and youʼd have a good start. Striking a frenzied balance between Americana and dance-floor-filling indie-rock, July Talkʼs Beauty and the Beast aesthetic burns a little going down, but is sure to warm your belly and have you coming back for more.
After a year of relentless touring with the likes of Frank Turner, Billy Talent, Matt Mays, Arkells, & Sam Roberts, their live performances have gained a reputation as one of the most high energy, magnetic acts in the country. (Recently noted, July Talk was nominated for the CBCʼs Bucky Awards as ʻBest Live Actʼ). After a national American tour in the summer of 2013, they returned to the studio to polish off a release for October 15th (including Top 10 charting single ʻGuns & Ammunitionʼ) once again hit the road in support the album. This latest coast-to-coast Canadian tour was a sold out success.
Never a band to rest on their laurels, the months ahead will see July Talk continue their ruthless touring schedule in North America with additional plans to visit Australia & Europe in the New Year where they will play the Isle Of Wight Festival.