lovers touch.

[toronto]             

January 12th w/ Sportsfan & Fade Awaays @ The Horseshoe Tavern

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Lovers Touch is a Canadian indie-rock band originally from Salt Spring Island BC. Shane Hooper (vocals, rhythm guitar,) Dexter Nash (lead guitar,) and Noah O’Neil (bass) formed the trio in high school recording and releasing an EP of original songs. Their unique version of “dad-rock” proved to be a winning formula, and they quickly generated a west-coast following, tours and three EP’s. Upon relocating to Toronto in 2016 the group transitioned into a five piece adding members Andrew Taylor (drums) and Sam Lewis (keyboard, trumpet, vocals). Their high energy live show has built them an avid audience, via their performances in Toronto clubs and tours in Ontario and Quebec. Lovers Touch most recent EP “Something Songs” was awarded a spot in the Top 25 underground indie albums of 2016 by Nerdist Magazine. Currently the band is planning the release of a new single paving the way to their first full length album, expected for 2018.

-Kim Hughes

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July 14 Montreal, QB
July 20 London, ON (ALL AGES)
July 19 Waterloo, ON
July 21 Windsor, ON
Aug 2 Sudbury, ON
Aug 3 Sault St Marie (ALL AGES), ON
Aug 4 Thunderbay, ON
Aug 6 Fort Frances, ON TBA
Aug 7 Winnipeg MB TBA
Aug 8 Regina, SK  TBA
Aug 9 Saskatoon, SK
Aug 10 Edmonton, AB
Aug 11 Calgary, AB
Aug 12 Canmore, AB TBA
Aug 13 Golden, BC
Aug 14 Nelson, BC
Aug 15 Kelowna, BC  
Aug 16 Vancouver, BC
Aug 18 Salt Spring Island, BC
Aug 23 Nanaimo, BC
Aug 24 Victoria, BC






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



"If you’re looking to feel like you’ve travelled back in time, Lovers Touch is the band for you. With dance moves from the past that belong in modern day and groove in every song that will make you feel alive, Lovers Touch’s Canadian Music Week set is a must-see. Pro Tip: Bring your dancing shoes."



Patrick Gioseffi - The Press Release 



“Contemporary pop disguised as music from the past.  Lover’s Touch have gifted us a new single to swoon over this Valentine’s Day. “This Is An Arrangement” is a tune of romantic treatise, intricately paced by the percussion of Andrew Taylor and carried by Shane Hooper’s amorous call. The video’s modern take on 60’s psychedelia looks something like My Music: Hullabaloo or Live on BBC from that era, but with a hip pastel colour palette and visual processing that lands it somewhere between analog TV and time-warped VHS. It’s a mixture of humour and a nod to their inspirations: the broom sweeps like Neil Young’s does on MTV Unplugged. Berlin’s Beat Club also comes to mind, a show that drew on American and English TV culture for inspiration, becoming even more surreal, fixated on its own artifice.

The track escapes the gravity of influence through its arrangement. Backing vocalists Madeline and Eva Link (Triples) do double-duty, coming in on violin as the bridge commences. Dexter Nash’s sparse guitar dances with Sam Lewis’ keys and trumpet. Noah O’Neil’s bass playing delivers as much melody as it does groove, and if you think the initial key change in bridge the takes this song into crooner territory, just wait.

This Is An Arrangement” is a measured blend of nostalgic and modern pop from a band with the same retro-contemporary vision as Alabama Shakes and Lemon Twigs”.



Joseph Leroux - Holy Smokes



“Hailing from British Columbia, Lovers Touch play some fantastic, smooth as silk folk rock. Supposedly “inspired by dad music,” their brand of soft, detailed soul/folk is actually incredibly youthful and earnest. “Found a Friend” is effervescent, almost innocent in its sense of wonder and play. Throughout all of Something Songs, the numbers are subtle and mellow, as the playing is composed with airtight performances. You can’t help but shimmy and shake just a little bit”.



Jermey Ramos-Foley - Ride The Tempo



I got the chance to see these Salt Spring Island natives this past Friday night at the Burdock in downtown Toronto and boy did they rock the pants off the audience. One of their slower songs, “Found a Friend” will show you why this band “wraps you in a blanket of ecstasy so sweaty you’ll have no choice but to shake like a soggy dog.”



Quincy Tejani - The Violet Wave



“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



“If you find yourself on Lovers Touch’s Bandcamp page, you’ll notice they list themselves as “Inspired by dad music.” On their latest release god’s Greatest Gift, they are not afraid to show this influence. As a whole, god’s Greatest Gift sounds like the soundtrack to a house party that your Dad threw back in the day. “Dancin’ Like a Man” and “Funky Woman,” the funkier tunes on the album draws everybody into the kitchen and gets them dancing. Whereas “Tigerblood” and “Lil Sally” turn up the Creedence Clearwater Revival influence to set the groove.

Beautifully lo-fi, Lovers Touch captures the 1970’s vinyl aesthetic that so perfectly fits with the overall sound of classic dad rock with a little bit of Mac Demarco and Father John Misty sprinkled on top. Bottom line, if you want to turn your next house party into a rockin’ dance party, throw this album on”.



Pete Moore - CFUV 101.9 FM