Top 5′s: Peterborough bands to watch in 2012
Posted By: Vince Bierworth · 12/31/2011 10:14:00 AM
Continuing the Top 5’s, this time we take a look at my Top 5 Peterborough and area bands to watch out for in 2012. All of the bands on this list have made an appearance on the 5 Minutes of New Rock in the past year. So with each one I won’t spend much time explaining why they are on the list. Click the link below each entry to hear more about the band and some of their music.
Express and Co. #2
Melissa Payne and Dylan Ireland, otherwise known as Express and Co., are tons of fun to watch and listen too. Their contemporary take on tradition roots music is going to continue to build them a devote following of fans. Even the most causal of music fan will be won over by their sound. I hope to see them hitting the road in 2012 and building their presence across the country.
Written By Matt Jarvis for The Peterborough and Trent University Independent Press
Published on Monday, 16 January 2012 14:48
The Express & Co. – Self Titled E.P.
Country music has roots in Peterborough.I mean this in both the party in the back, cowboy barfing outside the Montreal house AND the politely playing banjo at the farmers market ways.And while I am not one to debase the occasional spiritual purging, the timbre of the following group can be deduced through the fact that a member actually DOES play banjo (politely) at the farmers market every Saturday on Lansdowne St.Dylan Ireland and the Express and Co. have managed to evoke the wide open spaces and dusty highways we associate with the genre, while keeping perspective through contemporary lyrical imagery.On the bands 2011 self titled EP, all this is accomplished in a “sad tip of the hat before I turn and walk away” kind of way. While the band does not offer anything wildly new, their sound is comfortable enough that it won’t matter to most.Give this a listen if you used to like Cuff The Duke before they abandoned prettiness for whatever it is they do now.
An incomplete guide to music in Peterborough
Written By Nick Ferrio
Published on Sunday, 12 September 2010 23:58
New – The Express & Co.:
Led by Dylan Ireland, the brand-new project called The Express & Co. features Melissa Payne on violin and backing vocals, Liam Wilson on bass, and Joe Hay on drums. The Express & Co. sound like an indie-rock equivalent to the Band, merging a knack for lyrical storytelling with unparalleled musicianship. I first had the pleasure of seeing this band in late August and was taken aback by how easy they made their first show look. Although most bands’ first show is an exercise in stutters and starts, The Express & Co look and sound like road-weary veterans, and are ready to tell you stories you’ve never heard before.