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The Assistants

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"Exclaim Review: The Assistants - The Assistants"

The Assistants
The Assistants
By Michael Edwards

Sometimes it’s hard to work out if a band are living in the past or simply anticipating the inevitable revival. Take the Assistants, for example. Just one look at the list of bands that they’ve been compared to — New Order, the Jesus and Mary Chain, the Smiths and the Go-Betweens — and it isn’t hard to tell which decade they wish they lived in. Yet their timing is actually pretty good because as the band have sidestepped into less noisy, janglier pop music, they sound remarkably refreshing considering they are still looking backwards. There’s more than a bit of Roxy Music in singer Ciaran Megahey’s delivery but it’s sweetened by Kiley Meehan’s backing vocals and the insistent guitars drive along the majority of the songs at a good pace. Despite sometimes clumsy production, this is an impressive debut that hints that with time the Assistants might be capable of something very special. But not quite yet. - Exclaim Magazine


The Assistants (2007) CD/LP
Fiction (2008) CD/EP

Tracks played on radio include: The Ghost in Your Skin, Fiction, Free to Believe, Planet News, Taste it, This Time

Radio stations include: WOXY, and various Canadian college radio stations.



The Assistants, a Toronto-based quintet led by singer/songwriters Kiley Meehan and Ciaran Megahey, have been steadily gaining a reputation for their brand of inspired, melodic jangle-rock. In 2007 their self-titled album was released to glowing reviews in Canada and abroad. 2008 marks the release of their new EP Fiction.