Canadian rockers July Talk have just released their new track Strange Habit, taken off their sophomore album Touch due for release on the 9th of September. They are not the usual definition of rockers, as they are merging two genres together; indie rock and disco, yet their creations create a strange but definitely memorable result. Their lead single Push+Pull is straight up disco that embraces the dark nature of the song and goes along with the whole vibe of the LP. Push+Pull has spent a month on the Alternative Radio Chart in Canada, putting July Talk officially on the map.
Strange Habit is one of those records that instantly grabs attention. Whether liked or hated, it is definitely one to be remembered. The subtle music of the plunking piano keys and Peter Dreimanis' breathy vocals give an eerie almost haunting sensation, whilst Leah Fay’s voice allows listeners to see a softer side and want to get lost in the melody of the composition. Both voices in combination together bring two sides to the track, creating a unique experience.
Their album Touch, which will be out next week, has been inspired by the band's experiences whilst being on the road, and discovering what really makes them human. It was described by the group as, “Messy, visceral and unpredictable.” Having received rave reviews from the likes of Nylon and NPR amongst others, it makes the anticipation of the album even bigger.
July Talk showed their support to the LGBT community and the event in Orlando with a phenomenal performance at the heartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, featuring Leah Fay in rainbow eye make-up, weeping glitter tears.
Toronto's latest indie rock stars, the five piece will be touring along with Nothing but Thieves all across North America, Europe and UK including London, Glasgow and Manchester just a week after their debut album is released.
Words by Anna Vasileiou