Music New Brunswick’s 2018 Rock Artist of the Year winners FM Berlin return to Halifax for a cool alternative rock show with The Summer Rabbit at The Carleton on Friday, July 19th. Show time is 10 PM and admission is only $8 at the door.
FM Berlin is a four-piece Alternative Rock band from Moncton, New Brunswick that sounds like The Police and The Strokes made a baby….in space. A bold claim which they own with sing-a-long Brit-rock swagger.
The band’s latest album, At Least You’re Having Fun, had a few false starts, “We recorded the entire album in a state of the art recording studio at the Dartmouth Nova Scotia community college, but we felt the sound wasn’t quite right.” explains the band’s frontman Corey Hachey. “We ended up putting together our own home studio in Moncton where we could spend more time getting the sounds right.” The album was then produced remotely (via email and skype) by two Toronto based producers, Jason Dufour (Tokyo Police Club, July Talk, Lights) and Josh Bowman (Matthew Good and The Balconies).
FM Berlin cadged its name from (Bassist) Glen Farquhar’s father who (in June of 1960) carried a concealed camera into Soviet occupied East Berlin, and was able to smuggle pictures of the bombed out city back to Canada.
FM Berlin is: COREY HACHEY (MAIN VOCALS) , MATT CLOWES (GUITAR, VOCALS), GLEN FARQUHAR (BASS, VOCALS) , NIC MICHAUD (DRUMS)
The Summer Rabbit are a Nova Scotia based band described as, “A clean mix of Bob Dylan, The Band & The Beatles“. Formed in early 2014, their music runs the gamut of melodic, hook laden pop and pure rock and roll with hints of blues, country and soul music with some 1960’s and 1970’s sounds.
The Summer Rabbit is Blair Lucas on rhythm guitar, vocals, bass and keyboards, Dan Taylor on bass, guitar and vocals, Michael Sheldon on lead guitar and Brett Chivari on drums and percussion.
Starting out in their hometown of Sydney, they played at the prestigious Savoy Theatre during their first year, among other venues such as Sydney’s premier Governor’s Pub before moving to Halifax to work on material that would eventually be on their self titled debut, released in October 2016. The band’s latest single is Gottingen Street, 1979, released in the fall of 2018.