We Are the City, HIGHS

spectrasonic.com presents

We Are the City

HIGHS

Rebelle (acoustic)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

House of TARG

Ottawa, ON

This event is 19 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records

lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

We Are the City
We Are the City
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, We Are The City has steadily gained the reputation of being Canada’s consistently exciting, yet markedly unpredictable, cult-bands. The band creates their own brand of pop music. First it seems to be noisy, loud and intense but inside it shines of beauty that is above anything else — constantly straddling the line between the beautiful and the abrasive and encompassing the full scope of We Are the City’s musical maximalism.
HIGHS
HIGHS
HIGHS is a pop band. Formed in Toronto in late 2012, the band had its beginnings with a trio of bedroom demos created by guitarist Doug Haynes. These demos, with their driving afro-beat rhythms, guitar hooks and layered harmonies, provided the initial musical foundation for the band when it expanded into a five-piece. The demo tracks were put out online, garnering recognition from a variety of international critics and providing the band with a foothold to play a significant number of shows including prominent Canadian festivals like NXNE and Canadian Music Week. These formative songs would have their sound developed and diversified when HIGHS was fully formed with keyboardist Karrie Douglas, drummer Kevin Ledlow and guitarist Joel Harrower.


In July of 2013, HIGHS released their "monstrously upbeat" debut, self-titled EP. The 5-track EP was recorded over six months at Verge Music Lab with Steve Major, who acted as both engineer and co-producer for the album. Influenced by time spent in Tanzania, the EP is a collection of songs that reflect on growing up, the concept of home, and spirituality. The live performance of these tracks, and many others that the band has yet to record, aim to distill some of the fun and energy that the band is experiencing into the audience. Performed with up to four vocalists on a given track, HIGHS' show is said to be tight and calculated while remaining true to the whimsical nature of the songs.
Rebelle (acoustic)
formerly The Strain
Venue Information:
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON, K1S
http://www.houseoftarg.com/