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We Are The Take, Birds Of Wales

25-May-2008 11:21 PM Contributed by: pete Concert Reviews
We Are The Take Birds Of Wales
Supermarket in Toronto, Ontario
Photos and Review by: Pete Nema
We Are The Take
Birds Of Wales
May 22, 2008
Full Photo Set (11 photos)

I found out about We Are The Take when they opened for Mariana's Trench, and ever since they've been high on my list of bands to track. I've been out to see them a few more times, once at Tattoo Rock Parlour and once at The Horseshoe, but even though they were in my picks for Canadian Music Week, the schedule I created ended up forcing me to miss them at Lee's Palace. They recently played again at Lee's Palace with Two Hours Traffic, but I wasn't able to make it out to that show either. So when I found out they were playing at Supermarket on a night when I was already planning on being at Tattoo Rock Parlour, I decided to take a brief hiatus to check out another set by We Are The Take.

We Are The Take

We Are The Take have been in the recording studio recently, but Stephan Szczesniak (drums) told me that the recording is complete and so their debut album is now in the process of being mixed. I've been out to see them enough times now, and even heard a preliminary clip from one of the completed songs, that I'm waiting for this CD release with anticipation. It will be interesting to see how it all hangs together, but if it plays like I suspect, it will have potential to be one of the great independent releases of this year. The harmonies of Erik Alcock (vocals, guitar, piano) and Craig Stickland (guitar, vocals) provide the base for a string of unbelievably catchy indie-pop songs. We Are The Take is definitely near the top of my list of bands to watch this year.

We Are The Take
We Are The Take
We Are The Take

We Are The Take
We Are The Take
We Are The Take


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Birds Of Wales

When I arrived on the scene at Supermarket, Morgan Ross (vocals, guitar) and Mike Caputo (guitar) from Birds Of Wales were onstage performing a short set of acoustic versions of their songs. I wasn't expecting to see them there, but it ended up being a nice warm-up for me before I go see them on Wednesday (May 28th) at the Tattoo Rock Parlour, along with The Last True Gentlemen. Ross says it will be the last Birds Of Wales show in Toronto for a while, which means now is the time to get out and see this fine folk-rock outfit perform. (If you're thinking of going, why not add yourself to either, or both, of the Birds Of Wales or The Last True Gentlemen Facebook events?)

Birds Of Wales
Birds Of Wales
Birds Of Wales


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