Similar To: Foo Fighters, Wintersleep, The Weakerthans, Muse
The Town Heroes are a Halifax based alt-rock power duo crafting catchy, lyrical, hard-hitting and anthemic songs that sound like a party you wish you were at. Voted Best Band in 2012 and Best New Artist in 2011 in The Coast√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Best of Music poll, TTH have performed at Reepherbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK, and have showcased their talent on the coveted √¢‚Ç¨≈ìEnter The Tiki√¢‚Ç¨¬ù stage for Canadian Music Week in Toronto, multiple Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week stages, the Rising Star Stage at the East Coast Music Awards and were selected as the Nova Scotia Regional winners for the National Radio Star Song Writing competition.
Although minimalist in terms of numbers, their sound is anything but that. Self described as √¢‚Ç¨≈ìThe most noise two Cape Bretoners can make√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, that noise is a cascade of passion, urgency and belief in their songs. On stage they move like intense caricatures √¢‚Ç¨‚Äú soaked in sweat, pushing every chord, note and beat to the limit. A structured wall of sound emerges; familiar yet distinctive.
The Town Heroes have fully embraced the ideals of a 2- Piece rock band. Camaraderie shows in their musicianship, the song-writing highlights what they are: Two friends, playing music for the love of it, in it for the long haul.
Their songs are an honest approach to the trials and tribulations of life, taking into consideration small town values, coming of age, intriguing people encountered, friendship, hope and the various conflicts that arise from a jobless island and its steady outflow of people.
Following a consistent string of gigs throughout Eastern Canada and garnering accolades for their passionate, energetic live show, they shared the stage with acts such as Wintersleep, The Thermals,The Ataris, The Stanfields, Slowcoaster, The Jimmy Swift Band, Carmen Townsend, Grand Theft Bus, Carleton Stone and Three Sheet.
The Town Heroes released their first full length album √¢‚Ç¨≈ìBirds and Fear√¢‚Ç¨¬ù in May, 2010. The Album is a 13-song collection of clever, well-crafted songs about home, leaving and what you see once you√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ve left. It has received extensive radio play throughout the Maritimes and was highlighted in specials with CBC Radio Mainstreet, New Glasgow√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s East Coast FM, Port Hawksbury√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s The Hawk, and Halifax√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s Q104. The album has been nominated by Music Nova Scotia as New Artist of the Year and Alternative Recording of the Year. They were selected to showcase alongside international touring group, Wintersleep, during Music Nova Scotia Week. Their first single, √¢‚Ç¨≈ìHit Potential√¢‚Ç¨¬ù, reached number 3 on the Eastern Canada charts and stayed in the top 10 for 8 weeks. It was selected as number 9 single of 2010 by Atlantic Beaver K-Rock, chosen to appear on an ECMA Compilation Disc to represent east coast artists and played on TSN during the two week broadcast of The Canada Games 2011. The Town Heroes were also selected as 1st Runner up for Best Local Album (Birds and Fear) and 2nd Runner Up for Most Likely to Make it Big by The Coast.