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The Februarys


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"All the Time in the World EP (Independent)"

Recordings By John Lucas
Publish Date: March 8, 2007

These five songs by the Februarys cover a lot of ground, showing that the band is equally adept at unplugged bedroom recordings ("Meant for Each Other" and "Home Is Where the Heartache Is", both featuring guest vocals by Toronto's Valerie Poxleitner, aka Lights), campfire folk ("I Was Always Thinking of You"), and fully electric rock that strays into emo's back yard. What ties it all together is singer-guitarist Lucas Lawrence's absolute conviction in his words, even when they come dangerously close to cliché or resolve in clunky rhymes. None of it matters, because Lawrence really knows how to sell a song; don't be surprised if he eventually becomes an alt-rock poster boy à la Chris Carrabba or Conor Oberst. He's certainly as earnest as those two, but is he as cute? Judge for yourself when the Februarys play the Lamplighter on Friday (March 9). - The Georgia Straight (Vancouver Weekly)

"The Februarys love Edmonton!"

Sandra Sperounes
Published: Saturday, April 22, 2006


Artist: The Februarys

Label: Independent

Rating: 4 (out of five)

Review: Thank you, Kristin Cheung! If it wasn't for the local gig promoter, I wouldn't have bothered to search out The Februarys -- one of Canada's secret musical weapons. They're not quite emo, not quite folk, not quite rock -- but hover in the spaces between, like City and Colour's Dallas Green. No Homecoming is a gentle acoustic lullaby contrasted with Lucas Lawrence's weary vocals and heart. Where the Wind Blows borrows a vocal melody from an Elvis Presley tune. Charismatica blends disco with The Police while Part 3 is quite simply, one of the most tearful piano instrumentals you'll ever hear -- augmented with starbursts of Radiohead electronics. Heavenly. The Febs perform Sunday at Red Strap Market, 10305 97th St., with Columbus, Meligrove Band, Fields To Flood and Illfit Outfit. Doors at 6 p.m. Also check 'em out on Thursday at the new Sidetrack with Columbus and Paper Moon. - The Edmonton Journal


2006 - All The Time In The World EP
2005 - Brighter Side Of Things Full-Length
2004 - Wait EP



Starting out as a school jam session, The Februarys have transformed into a non-stop music making / heart breaking machine. Singer songwriter Lucas Lawrence and lead guitarist Matthew Gibson began crafting their works in late high school, while drummer Matthew Bender and bassist Brodie Tavares joined on post-graduation. The quartet has since been recording and touring nonstop across Canada, and have played with artists such as Sparta, City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Misery Signals, Limblifter, and Darkest Hour, among many others. With a video on rotation at Muchmusic and countless plays on local radio, The Februarys have cultivated an ever growing nation-wide fanbase. Since its release in September 2005, The Febs debut album ‘Brighter Side of Things’ has sold nearly 2000 copies at independent shows alone.

Instead of adhering to whatever the current trend of music may be, The Februarys prefer to stay true to what they know. With melodies that stick in your head easier than the time your sibling left their gum on your pillow, and heartfelt lyrics that even the toughest of men can relate to, The Februarys definitely stand out against today’s crowd of generic “scene” music. With influences ranging from classic rock to experimental and modern pop, The Febs are able to put a fresh twist on their music, yet maintain the “close to home” feeling which we all know and love.

Whether it be through having your heart melted by their boyish good looks and charm, or by simply humming one of their supple melodies, the Februarys are sure to be one of Canada’s most exciting and popular bands to be on the watch for.