The Town Heroes (CAN)
The Town Heroes are a Halifax, Canada based alt-rock power duo crafting catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs that sound like a party you wish you were at. Voted Best Band in The Coast’s 2012 Best of Music poll, TTH have toured Finland, performed at The Reepherbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK, and have showcased their talent at Music Week in Toronto, Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week, the East Coast Music Awards and were selected as the Nova Scotia Regional winners for the National Radio Star Song Writing competition.
Although minimalist in terms of numbers, their sound is anything but that. Self-described as “The most noise two Cape Bretoners can make”, that noise is a cascade of passion, urgency and belief in their songs. On stage they move like intense caricatures – soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. A structured wall of sound emerges; familiar yet distinctive.
The Town Heroes have fully embraced the ideals of a two-peice rock band. Camaraderie shows in their musicianship, the song-writing highlights what they are: Two friends, playing music for the love of it, in it for the long haul.
Their songs are an honest approach to the trials and tribulations of life, taking into consideration small town values, coming of age, intriguing people encountered, friendship, hope and the various conflicts that arise from a jobless island and its steady outflow of people.
Following a consistent string of gigs throughout Eastern Canada and garnering accolades for their passionate, energetic live show, they shared the stage with acts such as Wintersleep, The Thermals, The Ataris, The Stanfields, Slowcoaster, The Jimmy Swift Band, Carmen Townsend, Grand Theft Bus, Carleton Stone and Three Sheet. The Town Heroes released their first full length album “Birds and Fear” in May, 2010. The band’s follow-up album was “Sunday Movies” an 11-song collection of clever, well-crafted songs. The latest two albums are “Please, Everyone”, released in 2015 and “Closer”, released in 2016.
In 2016, the band grew from duo to a 4-piece band.