February 20, 2024

Write-up: Living Hour (formerly, The Hours)

Living Hour Facebook Photo
Living Hour. via Facebook

Living Hour (formerly The Hours) makes psychedelic dreampop and broadcasts it to the world from Winnipeg, Manitoba. While its sound is often tagged on its Bandcamp page as #shoegaze, I’d say the former description is much more on point. Maybe even “psychedelic lofi surf-rock” would work. A definite 60s aesthetic is the groundwork, built upon with vocals reminiscent of Victoria Legrand and Fendered surf sounds a la The Mustangs or Mazzy Star. Subtle male-female vocal harmonies are a pleasant surprise here and there.

This Canadian four-piece is recording some gorgeous stuff.

With three songs under their belt as The Hours, and a Buddy Holly cover (Words of Love) out just in time for Valentine’s Day as Living Hour, the act is set to release their first full-length on April 23rd along with a supporting tour. Dates posted below.

Check out two of their tracks right here: Miss Emerald Green and that Words of Love cover. Find them on Bandcamp, Facebook, and Twitter.

04/23 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
04/24 Regina, SK @ O’Hanlons Pub
04/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
04/26 Calgary, AB @ Broken City
04/27 Edmonton, AB @ Chess House
04/28 Golden, BC @ Rockwater Cafe
04/29 Kelowna, BC @ Fernandos
04/30 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria Hotel
05/01 Vancouver, BC @ Red Gate Arts Society
05/02 Victoria, BC @ Logans Pub
05/03 Nanaimo, BC @ Crace Mountain
05/05 Kamloops, BC @ Zacks Coffee
05/06 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/07 Lethbridge, AB @ Electric Eye Music Festival
05/08 Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
05/09 Saskatoon, SK @ The Capitol

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