Matt Hart is mostly known for his musical work under the name The Russian Futurists. Matt is currently a co-host on “Indie Mornings with Brian, Matt and Candice” on Indie88.
Hailing from the booming metropolis of Owen Sound, Ontario, First Rate People are a loose collective of twenty-somethings making some of the best music I’ve heard in ages.
Since moving to Toronto, they have begun gracing our stages with their sprawling live performances consisting of a revolving cast of players and instruments. I first saw them at Sneaky Dee’s after hearing a string of internet-only releases and have been a superfan ever since. I honestly have no idea how these kids have remained a word of mouth secret but I think that’s all about to change.
November 5th will see them releasing their debut album Everest on local label Bedroomer, as well as an album release party at The Horseshoe. Catch them before they blow up internationally and leave for greener pastures like so many bands before them.
Listen to “You Won’t Get This Joke at All” off of Everest below: