There’s nothing we like more than presenting shows by up-and-coming artists we know you’ll love. With that in mind, we’re happy to announce that Keeper E. (hot off a HUFF songwriters’ circle that wowed the crowd) and waants (the new project from Adam Warren of Glory Glory) will team up to play The Carleton on Thursday, October 22nd. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are $15 advanced, or $20 at the door.
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Keeper E. combines heartfelt, tender lyrics with playful pop sounds and beats, enveloping the listener in her sweet melodies. Living and working on the East Coast of Canada in Nova Scotia, her music is filled with the natural imagery of rivers and oceans, and her songs are rooted in folk traditions. Her songs are deeply personal, and they have an inviting quality to them that empowers the listener. Keeper’s folk inspired melodies are coloured with layers of vocals, energetic synths, sound effects, and gentle, yet driving, beats. With catchy melodies and raw emotions, Keeper’s songs inspire listeners to sing along.
waants is the new solo project from Halifax producer and songwriter Adam Warren. Drawing inspiration from Rostam’s shift from indie band songwriter/producer to solo artist and electropop’s current vanguard, waants is both Warren’s most sonically-expansive and most pop effort yet.
From 2006-2016, Adam was the singer, songwriter, producer, and creative driving force of beloved Halifax indie-pop band Glory Glory. Following his time with Glory Glory, Adam dove into studio work, traveling between Halifax and NYC to mentor with Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes etc), his studio collaborator on this project.
Waants distils all of those experiences into a record that’s both fresh and familiar. Joy and possibility meet existential dread – a celebration of the present amid unshakeable anxiety about our collective future. It feels especially timely: it’s perfect for social-distance dance parties or late-night online rabbit holes. The project had its live debut at the Halifax Pop Explosion in October 2019 and featured members of local groups Designosaur and Hillsburn. The effect on the local scene was immediate. Normally sensible people were transformed into raving partiers. That was just the beginning – Waants’ debut LP Love u Forever is being released by Laughing Heart Music in the fall of 2020.