Two Hours Traffic and Dead Letter Chorus make great tour mates
Two Hours Traffic rolled into town on Saturday night to join friends English Words and Dead Letter Chorus for an evening at Lee's Palace. Unfortunately I missed Charlottetown's English Words' performance (who were formally known as Smothered in Hugs), but Dead Letter Chorus' performance more than made up for anything I missed.
I've been hearing bits and pieces about Australia's Dead Letter Chorus since they took Toronto by storm during Canadian Music Week last month. They played two showcases that week and then stuck around to play Nu Music Night at the Horseshoe to celebrate the Canadian release of their debut album The August Magnificent.
Having only heard a little about these guys, I was very impressed by their showing. Dead Letter Chorus seems to have it all: powerful lyrics, excellent stage presence, and amazing harmonies.
Dead Letter Chorus are just finishing up their time in Canada but are hoping to be back near the end of the year. Do yourself a favour and check these Aussies out.
The boys from PEI, Two Hours Traffic, took the stage just after midnight and gave us a solid hour-long set filled with some of their best pop-rock melodies. Fans of the band were treated to tunes from as far back as their debut EP The April Storm, but a lot of focus was on their latest effort, 2009's Territory.
The last time I was at Lee's Palace was for Jason Collett's Bonfire Ball show during Canadian Music Week, so it was nice to be able to enjoy the show without the massive crowds (and lines!) that go with CMW.
Two Hours Traffic are currently touring their way back to the Maritimes and will be joining their new friends and tour mates Dead Letter Chorus in Australia this summer.
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