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Popmatters Residency

We spent some time in Nashville recording some live videos and they will be released exclusively via Popmatters.com. Here is the title track of the album, Alive and Well.

Find Your Tribe was this year's folk winner in the Canadian Songwriting Competition! Check out the live version of this song below, recorded in Nashville.

Find Your Tribe was this year's folk winner in the Canadian Songwriting Competition! Check out the live version of this song below, recorded in Nashville.

We are Nominated in the WCMAs!!!

We are Nominated in the WCMAs!!!

The Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
Photo by Donna Green

The Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL Photo by Donna Green

We have been in the CBC Radio Top 20 for 5 weeks now and reached number8 in the charts!

Our song Against The Wall won the Independent Music Award for Americana Single!

As soon as I heard the first track play, I was hooked, and the album has been part of my daily play list ever since. The world, and life in general, has been feeling pretty heavy lately (I’m guessing at least a few of you can relate!), but that weight just melts away when this music starts flowing.”

Sarah Goldman Rrampt

Our Canadian Tours were fabulous! Played a whole bunch of great venues and met a bunch of really stellar people. Just a couple of pics from the tour but go visit us at FB, Instagram or Twitter for all the pics along the way.

Their music has the sparkle of pop, an edge of call-bullshit politics, the verve of danceable soft rock, and a whole lot going on in each track.”

Off-Centre Views

Photo By Amber Lee Photography

Photo By Amber Lee Photography

Available at iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Available at iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Unicorn” is a beautifully melodic track in the spirits of indie-folk. Its haunting vocals fill the audio to the brim, inviting listeners into a cozy, quaint, and powerful world it has crafted. The duo of Helen Austin and Paul Otten demand attention and trust in perfect unison, a combination utterly contradicting, but perfectly understood in their delivery. Think The Lumineers or Mumford and Sons if either band was made up of your very best friends: that’s the sound and warmth that Austin and Otten are in full control of. While making an intriguing political track, they have succeeded in fostering a sound of contentment and familiarity.”

Atwood Magazine

Unicorn song/video Premiere from Atwood Magazine.

Unicorn song/video Premiere from Atwood Magazine.

Premiere for 'Do Better'
"it’s the harmonies that hit you first: alternately intimate and resonant, perfectly fitted yet also pulling at each other, whether in unison or blossoming as if in brilliant light."

Premiere for 'Do Better' "it’s the harmonies that hit you first: alternately intimate and resonant, perfectly fitted yet also pulling at each other, whether in unison or blossoming as if in brilliant light."

Premiere for 'Kind'

Premiere for 'Kind'

Premiere of 'Static' video.

Premiere of 'Static' video.

We have 3 songs in the International Songwriting Competition's Semi-Finals.

We have 3 songs in the International Songwriting Competition's Semi-Finals.

Premiere of 'Our Turn'

Premiere of 'Our Turn'

Find Your Tribe Single and Video Premiere from Spill Magazine.

Find Your Tribe Single and Video Premiere from Spill Magazine.

Single Premiere from B-Sides and Badlands.

Single Premiere from B-Sides and Badlands.

NEW Album Announcement

Our new album, Alive and Well, will be out on February 23rd 2018.

Indie Week and Midwest Tour

We just got back from Indie Week shenanigans in Toronto, where we made it to the semi finals.

After that we headed south to play gigs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Here are a few pics of our adventure! 

Alberta/Sask/BC Tour

We had an absolute blast playing the Heartland Ramble Homeroutes Tour.

Just a few pics from our adventure!

Competition Win

Out of nearly 6,000 entries our song 'In the Quieter Times won 1st Place in the Unsigned Only Competition in the Screenshot Category!

TV Placements

Two of our songs - Fills Me Up and Soon were featured on South Korean show Age of Youth 2.

 Summer is done and we had so much fun...

Shelter Valley, ON

Shelter Valley, ON

Harmony Arts, Vancouver, BC

Harmony Arts, Vancouver, BC

Islands Folk, BC

Islands Folk, BC

Alianait Arts, Iqaluit, NU

Alianait Arts, Iqaluit, NU

Beacon Hill, Victoria, BC

Beacon Hill, Victoria, BC

Summer Single - Better Than This

POPDUST.com Premiere!!

POPDUST.com Premiere!!

Touring - BC/AB & Midwest USA

Western Canadian Music Award Nominations

 

New Single Release

Our new tune 'Against The Wall' was featured on CBC's q show.

 

Conferences, Festivals and Tours Oh My!

We are kicking off 2017 with a trip to Utah to showcase during Sundance Film Festival, then onto Folk Alliance International where we have 14 showcases, followed by 2 tours in BC/Alberta and Midwest USA. That takes us to mid April!

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