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Mermaids Exist

Losing Colour: Album Release Show

3030 Dundas West | Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

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Mermaids Exist

Losing Colour: Album Release Show

3030 Dundas West | Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM

Purchase Tickets Now!

Call Me A Liar • (Music Video)

Video Produced by "Moonage Studio"
Release: June 7th, 2017

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WHO ARE THE MERMAIDS

 

That dog-eared truism about only getting one chance to make a first impression? It’s a windfall for fast-rising Toronto quintet Mermaids Exist, whose alternately luminous and scorching debut album Losing Colour is beguiling from the first chord to the last.

Opening salvos just don’t come more confident - or melodic or fully formed - than this, a point presciently underscored by the band’s 2016 Toronto Independent Music Award win for best adult contemporary act, bestowed nearly a year before Losing Colour’s arrival.

Clearly, the buzz is on. And with Mermaids Exist, it’s backed up by intricate, atmospheric yet utterly accessible pop/rock buoyed by three gifted songwriters, a pair of sibling lead vocalists and a heap of disparate but winning influences.

As brother, singer/songwriter and keyboardist Geoff Hopkins notes, his band’s communal approach to making music ensures the unique strengths of all five members – lifelong friends from the ‘hood who have performed together since 2014 - are channelled into every song.

Whether because of the extended gestation or highly inclusive development, the songs on Losing Colour, in Jason Hopkins’ estimation, “have an obvious pop sensibility with verse and chorus but with a really original quality. Plus, we all listen to very different music. That’s opened us up to all kinds of stuff and it’s reflected on the album.”

Whatever the mood – and there are moments of lightness and dark in pretty much every song - there’s a cohesion to Losing Colour, an unmistakable Mermaids Exist sonic thumbprint throughout.

Ask Geoff Hopkins what success will look like with Losing Colour and he doesn’t miss a beat. “It would be nice to play some bigger shows, take the act on the road and just share our music with as many people as we can."

Written By: Kim Hughes (writer, editor, content provider)

 

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WHO ARE THE MERMAIDS

 

That dog-eared truism about only getting one chance to make a first impression? It’s a windfall for fast-rising Toronto quintet Mermaids Exist, whose alternately luminous and scorching debut album Losing Colour is beguiling from the first chord to the last.

Opening salvos just don’t come more confident - or melodic or fully formed - than this, a point presciently underscored by the band’s 2016 Toronto Independent Music Award win for best adult contemporary act, bestowed nearly a year before Losing Colour’s arrival.

Clearly, the buzz is on. And with Mermaids Exist, it’s backed up by intricate, atmospheric yet utterly accessible pop/rock buoyed by three gifted songwriters, a pair of sibling lead vocalists and a heap of disparate but winning influences.

As brother, singer/songwriter and keyboardist Geoff Hopkins notes, his band’s communal approach to making music ensures the unique strengths of all five members – lifelong friends from the ‘hood who have performed together since 2014 - are channelled into every song.

Whether because of the extended gestation or highly inclusive development, the songs on Losing Colour, in Jason Hopkins’ estimation, “have an obvious pop sensibility with verse and chorus but with a really original quality. Plus, we all listen to very different music. That’s opened us up to all kinds of stuff and it’s reflected on the album.”

Whatever the mood – and there are moments of lightness and dark in pretty much every song - there’s a cohesion to Losing Colour, an unmistakable Mermaids Exist sonic thumbprint throughout.

Ask Geoff Hopkins what success will look like with Losing Colour and he doesn’t miss a beat. “It would be nice to play some bigger shows, take the act on the road and just share our music with as many people as we can."

Written By: Kim Hughes (writer, editor, content provider)