Motel Raphal at The Drake - with guests Birds Of Bellwoods

Motel Raphal return to Toronto for an intimate night of heartfelt folksy pop goodness on November 20th.



With special guests Birds Of Bellwoods

Montreal pop-folk sensation Motel Raphal are set to bring their bubbly brand of quirky, poppy folk music across the country this November. The band has been extremely busy since the June release of their debut album Cable TV, performing with Tegan & Sara, showcasing at CMW, selling out the Dakota in Toronto and blowing the roof off of the Osheaga Festival in Montreal. Theyve also found time to film a heartwarming new video for their single Rooftop Of Romolos.

What the press are saying:

Motel Raphal are the most exciting band to come out of Montreal since Arcade Fire. - GQ Magazine UK

"These sweethearts embody what it means to be from Montreal, not only because they are a group of strong, idol-worthy women, but because they represent the city in such a distinct way. The way they layer their voices to make them more than just mere harmonies, but three distinct voices, says something about the uniqueness of this Montreal cultural hub, showcasing all the their differences while highlighting how well they all mesh together. Vice Magazine / Noisey

"...while Cable TV has all the usual trappings of a highly orchestrated pop album the string-skipping guitar duels and clap-heavy rhythm of "Ghosts," the twinkling twee instrumentation of "The Things You Should Have Said", what sets the recordings apart from more achromatic albums is the band's use of technicolour melodies album opener "Rooftop at Romolo's" and vivid storytelling "London," "Young", which a press release notes emphasizes "a songwriting maturity that far exceeds the fact that the band members are all still in their early twenties. - EXCLAIM!


Birds Of Bellwoods

Birds of Bellwoods is a natural sound with an urban heart. Known for rustic melodies and charming lyricism, the group has packed venues throughout Ontario and Quebec including The Mod Club, Lee's Palace, and Soho House. They recently released a five song Live EP entitled 'Livewires'.

"The group has staked out a place amongst the city's most talented emerging songwriters... gang vocals, strutting banjo, and doting banjo flow effortlessly from verse to chorus." BlogTO

"Charming... Impressive... Memorable." Music Vice

"Lush Harmonies... These guys were a treat to watch." LIVEiNLIMBO

Motel Raphal at The Drake - with guests Birds Of Bellwoods

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