With American Top 40 playlists dominated these days by pop tarts, hip-hoppers, alt-screamers, sensitive singer-songwriters, and boy bands, there isn't much room for straight-ahead rock and rollers anymore. Interestingly, a number of today's "current but classic-sounding" rock bands are springing out of Canada; groups like the Sheepdogs, Monster Truck and now the Glorious Sons.
|Photo by Jess Baumung/Courtesy of SKH Music|
|Comin' in from Canada, The Glorious Sons: Adam Paquette (drums), Andrew Young (guitar), Brett Emmons (vocals), Chris Huot (bass) and Jay Emmons (guitar).|
Hailing from the industrial town of Kingston, Ontario, the quintet of Brett Emmons (vocals), brother Jay Emmons and Andrew Young (guitars), Adam Paquette (bass), and Chris Huot (drums) formed in 2013 and released an EP, Shapeless Art. Last year saw the Canucks put out their full-length debut, The Union (Black Box Records).
It was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2015 Juno Awards, Canada's version of the Grammys. The winner will be announced next month.More »