Motel Raphael introduction and announcement!
May 08 2014
We've recently added the talented sweethearts Motel Raphaël to the management roster!
Motel Raphaël is a young indie-folk-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. Since their inception in 2012, this seven piece outfit has risen through the ranks of Montreal’s burgeoning indie scene at an astronomical pace. Headlining performances at POP Montreal, CMW, Fringe Fest, M for Montreal alongside ranking in CBC Music’s national Searchlight competition have garnered them comparisons to Tegan and Sara, Feist, Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons as well as unabashedly glowing praise from the press community. Their harmonies are haunting, their lyrics honest, and the delivery of their performances are wrought with a heart-melting sincerity that will warm the coldest soul.
Motel Raphaël’s debut full-length Cable TV is a soaring tale of heartbreak, longing and redemption delivered with a songwriting maturity that far exceeds the fact that the band members are all still in their early twenties. With their eyes set firmly on the horizon, Motel Raphaël are poised to become the band to watch in 2014.
“There’s a tangible note of nostalgia that wends its way through much of the writing, amplified by Skahan, Malkin and Legault’s thrilling and often chilling three-part harmonies. It’s especially evident on propulsive pop songs like the clever and compelling Ghosts, the rootsy, cool London and the relentlessly ear-wormy new The Things You Should Have Said. ” – Montreal Gazette (cover story)
“Quand je suis tombée sur le band Motel Raphaël, je ne pouvais faire autrement que tomber en amour avec le style (musical et vestimentaire) des trois front ladies. C’est comme un rêve devenu réalité. Je capote.” – Ton Petit Look
“Montreal’s Motel Raphaël is a band that’s reaching for the stars at the speed of light.” – Open Til Midnight
"Ghosts" itself is immediately catchy, with an addictive chorus, flawless harmonies and seriously fantastic vocals that will capture your heart immediately.” – Indecent Xposure
Their upcoming CD release show in Montreal: EVENT/ Ticket info HERE!
Real McKenzies on the Flogging Molly boat cruise!
May 07 2014
SO much awesome all crammed onto one crazy ass punk rock boat!!! Tickets on sale now!
Ticket Info, website & more info here!
The Creepshow are off to Europe!
May 06 2014
All show info and ticket links can be found by clicking HERE!
New Planet Smashers Video and Album out now!
April 15 2014
The Smashers, foolishly go head-to-head with the ladies of Montreal Roller Derby in their hilarious new video for "Tear It Up" off their new album Mixed Messages featuring back up's by Motel Raphaël.
Many (all) band members were injured terribly during the filming of this video.
You preview and download Mixed Messages here:
Mixed Messages is the 8th and arguably best long-player from our stalwart musical heroes. Combining their trademark concoction of two-tone ska, new wave, punkrock and pop sensibilities, The Smashers showcase their classic knack for writing immediately lovable tunes straight from the gut, all the while keeping their collective tongues planted firmly in their respective cheeks. These thirteen prolific tracks run the thematic gamut of party-punk anthems, dancefloor bangers, lovesongy crooners, geeky highsteppers to pissed-off melodic fistpumpers and back again, leaving the listener pleasantly spent and basking in an eargasmic afterglow. Mixed Messages is definitely a definitive, must-have album for new and old fans alike