Family isn’t always bound by blood. In the case of Lost Cousins it is bound through the kindred connection found in their unique blend of psychedelic soul rock. Coming together as students in Kingston, ON, Dylan Cantlon Hay, Cam Duffin, Lloyd McArton and Thomas Dashney had humble beginnings at house concerts and basement performances, where they became known for their high-energy live shows and memorable songwriting. In 2015 the group released their debut EP Not Now What We Were, uprooting them from their Kingston student house to their new home of Toronto, where they found themselves land in the Top 10 of CBC Music’s Searchlight competition. The collection of songs demonstrates the band’s journey of coming into its own, combining influences from the past with soulful lyrics that express growth and transformation. For the past two years, Lost Cousins have toured extensively through Canada and the United States, including performances at WayHome Music & Arts Festival and CityFolk Festival, as well as opening for acts such as The Strumbellas, Hollerado, and The Wooden Sky. Having released their debut music video for the song “Feel An Emotion” in the spring of 2016, the band spent the summer on the road continuing to maintain their reputation as a workhorse band. In the coming months, the quartet plans to focus on writing and refining new material in their spare bedroom studio in their east Toronto home.
|April 20, 2017 12:00 am||Sonicbids Showcase|