Young Empires vs. Fortunes & Fame
As progressive as it might sound, Young Empires have made a lasting impression on the bridge of Canadian electro-rock music and being newly signed, they’re bound to continue around the world. Self-saddled as Haute Rock, the Toronto three piece is now zippered by a fourth man, has earned a well-deserved corner on an indie label roster and carries the sound behind an image that no other Canadian artist has achieved to date.
The 6 song EP is as collaborative as it is original. Partially mixed by Al-P and Burke Reid (MSTRKRFT & Gerling respectively who go by team name ‘Bronco’), giving up creative freedom was probably one the groups biggest challenge according to singer Matthew Vlahovich. “Hearing a song you’ve written produced differently than you might have seen the final product yourself is not something you experience every day, but Al-P and Burke were great and we’d to work with them again if the opportunity presented itself.”
With an established following in the UK and Europe, Young Empires head out on an East Coast tour this week including dates with Kidstreet and Honheehonhee before settling in for the week at SXSW in Austin to showcase along side fellow Toronto bands Down With Webster and The Balconies.
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