Chemical Swings
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Chemical Swings

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The best kept secret in music


"Gifted Anglo Gaspe Tunesmith hits Foufs tonight"

Philip Shearing was around 19 when I first knew him about four years ago when he disembarked from an anglo village in the Gaspe to Montreal, shacking up with a few of his buds in Lower NDG. They were all good guys but Phil was somewhat more passionate, opinionated and better read than the others.

Shearing lived downstairs and learned guitar. I had no choice but to follow his progress, quite enjoying his version of Tommy Gun by The Clash which would rise through the floor and shake my precious crystal.

His band Chemical Swings (click the link and his song Raw comes on, it is in fact a well-done song.. ) plays Foufounes, tonight, Friday nite. I asked him what to expect.

"The show starts at 9 PM and costs a meager 5 Canadian dollarinos . We are a 4 piece powerpop band with a penchant for rocking and rolling. We have been compared to a cross between Dinosaur Jr. and Elliott Smith. Montreal musician Beaver once said something to the effect of 'You guys bring back that early 90's vibe, and I like it' Think of early Sloan or perhaps Pavement." - Coolopolis - Kristian Gravenor


E.P. is still being recorded as of press time. It will be released in the autumn of 2007.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Chemical Swings started in 2006. They toured Ontario that summer and spent a great deal of time drinking Red Cap and rocking stages, including a sold out show in Toronto on Canada Day with The Get Sets and These Electric Lives.

They are currently recording an EP at Mile End Academy with their bassist Tavo Diaz De Bonilla (J.F. Robitaille, The Empire Lights). Plans are also underway to tour Ontario yet again near the end of the summer. Rumour has it that The Dukes of the Archipelago will be joining them on their journey.

They are also looking forward to their upcoming EP release (tracks posted are only rough mixes).