Goldtop

Goldtop

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
DuoRockFolk

Goldtop is a male/female duo who's music shifts between shadowy dream-pop, crunchy distorted rock and acoustic reverie. Their sound swirls with vintage keyboards, warm tremolo guitars, drum loops and Everly-esque harmonies.

Biography

Goldtop is a male/female duo who's music shifts between shadowy dream-pop, crunchy distorted rock and acoustic reverie. Their sound swirls with vintage keyboards, warm tremolo guitars, drum loops and Everly-esque harmonies. 

A seemingly unlikely pairing, Everett LaRoi and Alice Kos sit on rather distant ends of Edmonton's music timeline: LaRoi had his beginnings in the early 80s with Canadian indie-pop trailblazers, Idyl Tea. He has released a self-titled solo album and co-fronts alt-roots band ManRayGun, with whom he has recorded four albums. Kos' solo debut, You Missed It All, was released in 2012 and was acclaimed as the #1 Edmonton Album of the Year (gigcity.ca). Recorded and produced by LaRoi, the album garnered Kos a 2013 Edmonton Music Award nomination under the Roots/Folk Recording of the Year category.

Goldtop officially formed in late 2012 after Kos and LaRoi toured eastern Canada as a duo, sharing stages at the Blacksheep Inn (Wakefield, QC) and the Dakota Tavern (Toronto) with Lone Justice co-founder Marvin Etzioni, a Los Angeles-based songwriter/producer who also happened to inspire the duo's name.

In spite of their recent emergence, Goldtop is steadily building their fan base in Alberta and beyond, audiences drawing such comparisons as Beach House and Low. Their appeal has spread through social media and through a succession of nearly a dozen live dates since the beginning of 2013, including the FAVA Gala (Metro Theatre), The Works Art & Design Festival, the Alberta Legislature Canada Day celebrations and Hey Ladies! (The Roxy Theatre).

Goldtop's debut release, You Possess Me, will be out in summer 2014 on Spicy Tomato Music.

Discography

Debut album, You Possess Me, to be released summer 2014 on Spicy Tomato Music

Set List

Three
It Can't Be Done
You Missed It All
Rip It Off
Bring You Down
Leaving
The Flood
Meet Me Here
Longing is a Whore
Fair-weather Friend
Outside Thoughts
Sinner's Rain
Sunday Hymn
Not Finished Yet
Go Out
Magpie
Trouble Coming Down
Basking in the Afterglow
Monkey (Low cover)
Candy Says (Velvet Underground cover)