“One of the most sharp and manic sounds to be spat forth from the guts of Canada’s independent scene.” – The Scene Magazine
Peter Dreimanis met band mate Leah Fay in 2012 when he saw her singing and playing guitar at Toronto bar, the Communist’s Daughter where Fay and other bar partrons were partaking in a spontaneous jam session. In Fay, Dreimanis immediately knew he had found a musical partner. Joined by guitarist Ian Docherty, bass player Josh Warburton, and drummer Danny Miles, Dreimanis’ raspy snarl plays off Fay’s vocals.
Each song is a conversation between the two singers – the dialogue compliments the Roots/Americana sound. But things can get engagingly chaotic on stage – Fay says “it’s not uncommon that during a July Talk show I’ll either be bled on, sweat on, or covered with water, wine or beer.” (bicyclette.to) Her background in dance and her confidence make her a magnetic performer, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the intense Dreimanis since he’s been known to bite.
The band’s self titled debut album was released last fall on White Girl Records. It was produced by Alex Bonenfant (Crystal Castles, METZ), and mixed and mastered by Jon Drew (F’ed Up, Tokyo Police Club).
July Talk have toured with Sam Roberts, Arkells, Two Hours Traffic, and Matt Mays, and they play The Mod Club on June 14th as part of NXNE.