Hamilton Arts Week
We are excited about our first concert in combination with Hamilton Arts Council as part of Hamilton Arts Week! Join us on Saturday, June 2nd as we welcome “The Lifers” on their CD release tour.
The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario. Their intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength. Softly plucked strings, accordion swells, and lush cello and upright bass arrangements give way to rip-roaring drums, soaring melodies and overdriven frenetic strums. Their stories juxtapose tenderness and explosive energy, sometimes within a single breath. The Lifers explore notions of home, family and community, highlighting the beauty, vulnerability and power of nature, challenging both genre and audience.
With influences like Feist, Dan Mangan and The Staves, The Lifers have released LP “Out and In” (2016) and EP “Set the Sails” (2014). Whether in an intimate duo arrangement or with the thunderous six-piece band, The Lifers have been an unexpected gem at festivals such as Hillside and Summerfolk (2016), on Canada’s East (2015, 2017) and West (2015) Coasts, and in listening rooms and on radio waves around Southern Ontario.
The Lifers will be releasing their sophomore album in May, 2018. Their new material is more personal than ever, touching on themes of place, sisterhood, mental health, and environment. To contribute to the push towards a sustainable and equitable future, 75% of the album collaborators are female-identifying, 85% are under 30, and their activities and process reflects their mindfulness and research on how each activity impacts the environment. The album’s first single, Front Door, will be released in January 2018, with a second single to follow in March 2018, titled Sister.