The Sweet Homewreckers

The Sweet Homewreckers

 Peterborough, Ontario, CAN

The Sweet Homewreckers are excited about music. We love pop music; we love guitar solos. We have trumpet players and they rock. We play songs about history, friendship and growing up. We’ve done a lot of growing up in the Sweet Homewreckers and we're especially excited about what the future holds.


If it's true that there is a tendency for young bands to wear their influences on their sleeves, the
Sweet Homewreckers evidently can't decide which shirt to throw on. Formed in the small university town of Peterborough, ON, the Sweet Homewreckers are six-piece rock and roll outfit. They're tight enough to show the contours, but loose enough to let you move around. Take your basic two guitars, bass and drums, and throw in some horns for added appeal. As for the contents of their closet, the ensemble is quite eclectic. Their music has been described as harkening to the days of "Halifax East-coast pop, with a long awaited nod to early Beulah" and "a fine mix of soft pop influences with hints of sweet 60s styles." Truth be told, it's hard to peg this band down, and as fans of anything-goes independent rock and/or roll, these young players couldn't be happier.

That's not to say they lack focus, just listen to the music: their first full-length release, From the Letdown to the Comearound, is a testament to their comfort with versatility. Equally at home beside dads worn out copy of Harvest, or your latest Canadian independent spins, the record is a mishmash-spectacular, bursting with melody that won't disappoint. Interwoven in the music are stories of old times and new places, attempts to reconcile the nostalgic past with an uncertain future. This is the nature of the new release musical and lyrical history; this bands got a story to tell, and they have a mighty intriguing way of telling it. In the giant strip mall that is indie music, The Sweet Homewreckers and their brand new CD are eager to ditch the clothes-hanger and become part of your musical wardrobe.

We have recently had our music featured on the CBC Radio 3 Podcast, CBC Radio 3's "Track of the Day"and CBC Radio 1. Our video for "Wild America" has been featured on Muchmusic and MTV Canada. We have recieved press in Chart Magazine and numerous campus publications. "From the Letdown to the Comearound" has charted nationally on Canadian Campus Radio and has recieved airplay in all regions of the country.

We have had the pleasure to share the stage with: Cuff the Duke, The Golden Dogs, The Ride Theory, Magneta Lane, The Bicycles, Pony Up, The Frontier Index, BA Johston, and Their Majesties



From the Letdown to the Comearound (LP) - available from Put On Your Drinking Cap Records, November 2006.

Sweet Casualty (EP) - Independant release, November 2005.

Set List

Our sets are about 45 minutes long on average.
We play songs from our new LP:

Wild America, Amplification, Nineties on Your Side, Sweet Casualty, Head Shots, City on a Hill, Comeover Girl and more!

We play covers too, including:

Starlings of the Slipstream by Pavement
Radio, Radio by Elvis Costello
Miracle Drug by A.C. Newman
Gold Soundz by Pavement
A.M. 180 by Grandaddy

We can construct a versatile set - everything from slower pop songs to high energy indie pop. We have a large repertoire of originals and covers and are comfortable playing anywhere from 20 minutes to upwards to 90 minutes.