From the centre of Canada, futurekids deliver upbeat yet melancholy rockers infused with blips of pop culture references. The project’s debut EP, 2014’s Say Goodnight to the Machines, reached #38 on the Canadian national chart and was mastered by Juno-winner Jamie Sitar (Destroyer, You Say Party).
Recorded in an Ontario cabin and again mastered by Sitar, the group’s second release, This is Everything, features 13 songs (co-written by each band member) and jumps from indie rock to pop, fuzzed-out rock to americana, shoegaze, and everything in between.
With its peak position at #14 on the Canadian national chart and lead single “White Girl in a Wu-Tang Shirt” being named Diamond Deposits’ top track of 2015, the next logical step for the band was to obviously release an EP of covers. Like Like, featuring renditions of classic love songs by Joy Division, Eels, The Tragically Hip and Pixies, was released as a free download for Valentine’s Day, 2017.
“Really cool, love the mood.” – Sam Wheat, engineer (Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones)
“Diggin’ your band!” – Rusty Matyas, musician/producer (Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities)
“Strikes a fine balance between vocal introspection and soaring instrumentation.” – Electric Sound of Joy
“There is an effortlessness to the sound of futurekids, but don’t be fooled – they have sharp wit akin to that of the 90s indie rockers who have clearly inspired them.” – Grayowl Point
“Essence of an old school record shop soundtrack with a cutting edge.” – The Permanent Rain Press
“A sound bred and borne from the heart, dead center.” – The Earology Dept.
“With a smooth blend of subtle twang and layered choral vocals, appropriately named new track ‘Americana’ is a porch sittin’ love letter to roots music featuring new vocalist Kaeleigh Ayre.” – Mad Mackerel
“Orchestral pop that will sweep you off your feet.” – Diamond Deposits
“DIY at its finest! Sounds like a cross between Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti & Eric’s Trip.” – Matthew Powers, musician (VAMPIRES, Midnight Review Presents)
“Liquid, shimmering guitar lines play off reverb and echo to spare, leading to a dream pop that alternates between soothing and epic, tense and tightly wound and freely unfurled.” – Scruffy the Yak