Upon returning to Toronto from a final European tour with his band, Peter Dreimanis sat in a candlelit bar paying little attention to the beat-up acoustic guitar being passed from patron to patron around him; that was until it found its home in the hands of Leah Fay. He sat listening, dumfounded, realizing heʼd met his match. Clearheaded the next day, he started his search for the stranger from the bar with whom he seemingly shared a soul. He found her; they founded July Talk.

After linking up with Ian Docherty, Josh Warburton and Danny Miles, the band created a signature sound that is not easy to pigeonhole. Imagine Tom Waits and Amy Millan shouting whiskey-soaked lullabies while backed by the members of Crazy Horse and youʼd have a good start. Striking a frenzied balance between Americana and dance-floor-filling indie-rock, July Talkʻs Beauty and the Beast aesthetic burns a little going down, but is sure to warm your belly and have you coming back for more.

After a year of relentless touring with the likes of Billy Talent, Matt Mays, Arkells, Sam Roberts and Besnard Lakes to name a few, their live show has gained a reputation as one of the most high energy, magnetic shows in the country. After a national American tour in the summer of 2013, they went into the studio to polish off a release slated for October 15th. Not only will they continue their ruthless touring schedule in North America around this release, they plan to head across to Europe & Australia in the new year.


11.07.14. Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
12.07.14. Charlottetown, PEI – Big Red Fest
13.07.14. Colwood,BC – Rock The Shores
18.07.14. Winnipeg, MB – Super-Spike
19.07.14. Barrie, ON – Heritage Park
21.07.14. Toronto,ON – Mill St. Brew Pub
23.07.14. Los Angeles, CA – King King
24.07.14. London, ON – Rock The Park
27.07.14. Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Fest
01.08.14. Montreal, QC – Osheaga
08.08.14. Squamish, BC – Squamish Festival
09.08.14. Fernie, BC – Wapiti
20.08.14. Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
22.08.14. Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
23.08.14. Smithers, BC – Bulkley Valley Exhibition
26.08.14. Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
27.08.14. San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
30.08.14. Calgary, AB – XFest
31.08.14. Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
25.09.14. Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Fest


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