Ontario’s The Young Novelists celebrate the release of their new City & Country album with a return to The Carleton that includes able support from locals Helen & Lucy and Arsoniste (Rachel Sunter) on Sunday, June 10th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are only $10. Rachel will kick the show off, followed by TYN and Helen & Lucy will wrap up the night.
The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. Since the band’s inception in 2009, they have played stages across the U.S. and Canada, released three full-length albums, won numerous awards and continuous praise for their unmatched, effortless harmonies. Their last record, made us strangers, landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and reached top 20 on both !earshot and Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) folk charts. With a sound that has been compared to everyone from The Band to ‘pre-weirdness’ Wilco, the band’s personal mission is to create sad songs for happy people — whether that means a nostalgic ballad or an upbeat anthem, The Young Novelists’ ability to tell familiar stories with a modern folk edge make them, and their songs, instant classics.
Their latest album – City & Country – was released on May 9th.
Helen & Lucy‘s Andrew Jamieson (we think) says… Although I was born in the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, I have lived many places across Canada before returning to settle in Halifax. My musical influences are broad, ranging from Southern Gospel to Folk Roots and Alternative Rock. I have been a singer/songwriter for many years, drawing on my travel experiences and life contemplations as inspiration for writing.
I love spending time in the woods, climbing mountains and hiking rugged trails, and find myself at greatest peace when wandering the wilderness. I like my coffee black and my whiskey straight, and always capitalize on opportunities to experience new adventures. Hope you enjoy the sounds!
Arsoniste is a synth-pop singer-songwriter from Halifax, NS. She uses vocal effects, loops, and layered keyboards to transform piano-based songs into rich, orchestral pieces, with hip-hop inspired beats.