League Of Wolves (Saskatoon)
Originally comprised of four small town boys, established Saskatoon rockers League of Wolves are now joined by four-time Juno award winner Leot Hanson, former lead guitarist of the Sheepdogs. The substantial experience and thunder-wielding powers of Hanson bring a new flavor of maturity and urgency to the band’s existing musical direction and already-crackling live performances. Newly energized as a five-piece, the band draws on a variety of influences such as the Black Keys and Kings of Leon.
League of Wolves release acoustic EP – Ominocity
Catch League of Wolves on Friday at the Capitol Music Club
League of Wolves are about to embark on that long journey into Eastern Canada. But not before they play a hometown show this weekend at the Capitol.
Even better, the group are releasing an acoustic EP, entitled Low Elements, which comes in advance of their debut album that is tentatively slated to drop in May of 2015.
You can listen to the EP exclusively on Ominocity today!
League of Wolves putting in the work – Leader Post
REGINA — League of Wolves has won its loyal following the old fashioned way — the Saskatoon-based band earned it.
The band has worked very hard travelling and performing wherever it can, whether it be at festivals or on tour or playing intimate house shows. The hard work has made League of Wolves a staple of the Saskatoon rock scene.
The band members — Aspen Beveridge (vocals, guitar), Greig Beveridge (vocals, drums), Dillon Currie (vocals, guitar) and Ethan Stork (bass) — have known each other since their high school days in Maple Creek. While they went their separate ways after high school, they formed The Shoeless Joes in 2011 and late in 2013 the band changed its name to League of Wolves — “We felt that it was a good time for a name change and so the League of Wolves was born,” said Aspen Beveridge.
From humble beginnings, playing at open mic nights performing cover songs from some of their favourite bands like the Black Keys and Kings of Leon, the band has made the natural progression towards writing its own music and playing those songs in front of its fans.
They recorded an EP in 2013 — The Motions — which stayed in Saskatoon’s icommunity radio Top 10 list for two months. The lead track Straight Shot has become a regular part of the Ottawa Senators warm up sessions and the EP has also had exposure in Halifax and B.C.
“We wanted to release our first full length album, and when we had to push that release back to the spring of 2015, we decided to record a special acoustic release (Elements) and give it to our fans for free.”
According to Aspen Beveridge, the album was recorded entirely in an abandoned schoolhouse in Piapot. Built in the early 1900s, the building had been scheduled for demolition but the Beveridge family intervened and saved the building.
League of Wolves fell in love with the acoustics of the building, the sound the wooden floors and old brick gave its vocals and drums.
“It’s a really amazing place. The schoolhouse gave us space to not worry about anything but the music, so we could really explore our sound and feel it in every recording,” said Aspen Beveridge.
“We try to make every track capture the energy of our live performance,”
The album is a direct reflection of hearing League of Wolves playing a live show — it’s raw, honest rock.
What you hear on the album is the League of Wolves you hear any time they play, whether at a festival or small-town bar: raw, honest rock.
Saturday’s date at The Artful Dodger is part of a tour that has had the band play dates in Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec. The response to the new music has been encouraging.
“The new music is going over with the crowds we are playing in front of really well,” explained Aspen Beveridge.
The Regina show will be filmed as part of a Sasktel Max documentary and will be featured on Max TV.
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