Making their mark on the airwaves with two weeks at No. 1 on CBC Radio 3’s R330 Chart, Winnipeg’s Federal Lights will bring their prairie-pop sound on a string of Western Canadian tour dates, including Kelowna, to support their upcoming album We Were Found In The Fog.
Wrapping up with a hometown performance, the band will then take off for Germany to begin their first European tour.
In We Were Found In The Fog, the hooks are more refined, the lyrics more precise, and Jean-Guy Roy’s timeless, resonant voice is as clear as a bright blue Prairie sky.
Recorded in the heart of a cold Winnipeg winter, the album marks Roy’s second time in the studio with engineer Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Greg MacPherson, Cannon Bros.) and with the help of producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), this time around things are more focused and more efficient.
“I get extreme anxiety in the studio and those two gents were able to make it such a relaxed situation, with the help of a moderate amount of Irish Whisky of course.”
Joined by bassist Rob Mitchell (The Attics), drummer Chris Gaudry (The Shouting Ground, The Mission Light), and Roy’s wife, keyboardist/vocalist Jodi Roy, what started as one man in a cold storage room is now a whole theatre of indie rock anthems.
Federal Lights play the Streaming Cafe in Kelowna on Sept. 7. For more on the band see www.federallights.org.