“The Elwins seem to effortlessly write perfect pop that is both beautifully simple and intelligently complex. A fine, uplifting, melody filled joy.” – Guy Massey (Grammy Award winner producer/engineer – The Beatles, James Blunt, Spiritualized)
With a live show known for tons of energy, sing–alongs, and occasional dance contests, it’s hard not to love The Elwins and their 60s-esque (yet fresh and new) pop sound. Singer/guitarist Matthew Sweeney (of the pleasantly elastic voice) and drummer Travis Stokl met in high school in Keswick, and bonded over a love of The Flaming Lips. Feurd Moore (of the twirly moustache) joined on keyboard and guitar, and Frankie Figliomeni is the most recent addition on bass.
The Elwins released a self-titled EP in 2010, and followed that up with their debut LP “And I Thank You” in February of 2012. That album was recorded in Seattle and produced by Bill Moriarty and Ryan Hadlock (Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Islands). They’ve been keeping busy performing, designing and making their own merch, and making videos (for example, they wrote a song about Conan O’Brien, and wisely declare themselves pro-Conan-beard).
The band has shared the stage with Arkells, Born Ruffians, Tokyo Police Club, and Walk off the Earth. They are about to cross the pond for a UK tour for the month of May, heading back home to play Yonge and Dundas Square in T.O. on May 31st.