lovers touch.



There are retro bands and then there is Lovers Touch, whose self-described “dad rock” — a thrilling synthesis of old- and new-school — seeks to revive throwback sounds from Bread to Hall & Oates while fully embracing all the 21st century has to offer. Playing together since their teens, singer/rhythm guitarist Shane Hooper, lead guitarist Dexter Nash, and bassist Noah O’Neil have recently joined forces with drummer Andrew Taylor and keyboardist, trumpeter and vocalist Sam Lewis to issue a dazzling set of self-produced singles (“This Is an Arrangement,” “Dancing Like a Man,” “Nine to Five,” “I Need It”) destined to cement their spot in the hippest pop/rock canon while leading to marquee live shows in their adopted hometown of Toronto and beyond.



Eric Alper     


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may 11th w/ Varsity @ The Drake Underground [CMW]

may 12th @ Backyard Party [CMW]

may 13th w/ Winona Forever @ Nocturne

june 14th w/ Ocean Alley @ The Drake Underground

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Jamroom Records


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Credit where it’s due: Falsetto is hard to pull off without sounding like a whiny middle schooler, but on “Found a Friend,” the highlight from Something Songs by Lovers Touch, it’s super effective, and makes for a light and comforting three minutes. Elsewhere, the group continues to vibe out, like a beach-going Neil Young (no, we don’t mean On The Beach).

Derrick Rossignol - Nerdist