Gloryhound pens deal with eOne Music Canada
Toronto, ON — May 28, 2012 — Leading Canadian independent record label and distribution company eOne Music CanadaÂ is pleased to announce the signing of Halifax rock band Gloryhound, and the release of the EP Electric Dusk. The EP, already released to fans and sold at shows, will be released nationwide in Summer, 2012.
Gloryhound are already a household name in the Atlantic Provinces, having been nominated for the 2012 ECMA Rock Recording of the year, and hit #1 on East Coast Countdown in February, 2012. The title song peaked on the Mediabase Active Rock Charts at # 14 in March, 2012, and # 24 on BDS Neilson Billboard Canadian Rock chart becoming the only unsigned band on the charts for that period.
In their formative years Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Iggy Pop. All of these influences can be heard in their self-styled form of rock, but their sound is truly their own. Simply put: “All stacks, no macs.”
With their ECMA nominated debut album “Leave It Alone” under their belts, the four high school band mates took up residency in Toronto to both impress the masses and record their second record. With fellow Haligonian Laurence Currie at the helm, Gloryhound recorded “Electric Dusk”. On the strength of that recording, and a no holds barred sonic blast of a live performance, the band was signed to the prestigious Agency Group by company president Ralph James. Hundreds of gigs have followed and the band has shared stages with Thin Lizzy, Thornley, Sam Roberts, Drive By Truckers, Big Wreck and The Sheep Dogs.
The band did several residencies in and around Toronto, while touring rigorously up and down Ontario’s Hwy 401 and throughout Atlantic Canada. Gloryhound shared a sold out Montreal show with Australian buzz band Sick Puppies, rocked Toronto’s Sound Academy as opener for Thin Lizzy and wrapped up 2011 with nominations for Rock Recording (Electric Dusk) and Group Recording of the Year (Electric Dusk) for the Music Nova Scotia Awards.
Gloryhound’s Electric Dusk EP (produced by Laurence Currie), has attracted attention and rave reviews from regional and national media. Their song “Cruel Little Tease” landed in the opening segment of Michael Melski’s award-winning feature film Charlie Zone, while the EP title track — Electric Dusk, achieved placement in an “NHL Plays of the Week” video for the NHL Network.
Comprised of Evan Meisner (lead vocal/rhythm guitar), David Casey (lead guitar/bg vocal), Shaun Hanlon (drums) and Jeremy MacPherson (bass), Gloryhound kicked off the new year in style – opening for legendary rockers Deep Purple on a stadium tour throughout Atlantic Canada.Â Gloryhound has since been selected as one of the opening acts for Nickelback on their July 7th show at Magnetic Hill near Moncton, NB.
For tour schedule, music, video, photos and more on Gloryhound visit:Â www.gloryhoundband.com
14-Jun-12Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TorontoÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ONÂ Â Â Â Â Â Bovine Sex Club (NXNE)
01-Jul-12Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â St. JohnsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â NFÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Canada’s Big Birthday Bash (George Street)
07-Jul-12Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MonctonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â NBÂ Â Â Â Â Â Magnetic Hill (w/Nickelback, IME, Arkells)