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The best kept secret in music


"There's no band in Halifax writing stronger hooks than Human. We've played two of their tracks in Heavy, and I have a feeling there's more to come." - JC Douglas - Program Director

Human, Human (Independent) – Through the whole “Halifax = The New Seattle” hype, the music coming out of the East Coast primarily had a distinct “Halifax” sound. Thrush Hermit, Sloan, Superfriendz (to name just a few) clearly exhibited it. Fast-forward a few years and you’ll find that the Halifax sound is no longer a burden for the rejuvenated local music scene. Human is one of the many bands coming out of Halifax (and the surrounding areas) that are showing that not all local bands come equipped with the catchy, ironic fuzz rock tone of yore. Following up the success of its single “Being Here” (a fixture of Q104’s weekly Top 20 countdown), Human has just released its debut self-titled album, and though it’s independently produced, you’d never know it. The music Human has crafted sounds both warm and mature, while maintaining an edge not previously associated with east coast artists. Also, for a new band to demonstrate the poise exhibited on this debut, you can assuredly expect big things to happen. This is a must-have album for all fans of local music-we need more bands like Human. - Trevor Savory

More human than Human – “Seldom in our lives are we presented with (non-chemical) opportunities to alter our state of mind, however, I can think of no point when my psyche was affected as drastically as it was on September 28th, when I experienced Human…I was completely overwhelmed by Human. They seize your attention before you can object, or even realize what has happened. This can result in an ongoing state of unconditional immersion in the music, similar to a Tantric orgasm….After the last note had faded, I could not describe what I had just witnessed. I was unable to applaud this exceptional performance, nor could I yell out a howl of approval; Human left me with a post-show high which lasted for a good three hours after I left The Attic. Like a ghost who infiltrates your soul, I was psychologically paralysed and unable to express my opinion of the band, besides the word "Wow". Like a powerfully addictive drug, I simply could not come back down from the height that Human had elevated me to….Trust me, if you ever hear word of an upcoming Human show, do yourself a favour: Experience Human.” - Jon Bruhm

Arlibido with Human The Attic May 26, 2001- “This band is destined to go places…Packing a huge aural punch, Human took the stage with the sole purpose of expressing some of the range of emotions that make up the experience of being human...Human is unignorable…” - Meg Pooley


The band’s first single, ‘Being Here’, was added to regular rotation on Q104 and several other stations along the East Coast. It appeared in Q104’s Rock 20 countdown and stayed in the countdown for 6 weeks. ‘Being Here’ was included in Alexander Keith’s ‘Tap Into the Evolution of East Coast Music’ promotion this past summer, which saw the song distributed on over 100,000 CDs throughout the Maritimes. The second single, ‘501’, was added to rotation on several stations throughout the Maritimes including Q104; becoming a weekly fixture on the Mighty ‘Q’ ‘s Rock 20 Countdown this past summer. Both of these songs were just recently named to Q104’s Top 104 of 2002 with ‘Being Here’ at #92 and ‘501’ at #68. The third single, ‘Greed’ has just been released to radio this past winter. The album is also receiving national airplay on over 30 campus and multi format stations.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Human has made quite an impact over the last year with the group being named the 2003 ECMA Rock Artist / Group of the Year. The Halifax group, made up of founding members, Derek Roche and Jamie Geddes, along with drummer extraordinaire, Darin Roche, are simply, ‘unignorable’.

Musically, the band has been described as 'Halifax's answer to Creed' - Q104 (Halifax radio). Many people disagree with this statement and prefer to compare the group to a mix of its main influences - Radiohead, Deftones, and Incubus.