(Toronto-based indie rockers Fast Romantics have partnered with Indie88 to premiere the music video for their infectious, CBC chart-topping latest single “Do No Wrong”. Directed by Anne Douris and Fast Romantics’ lead vocalist and key songwriter Matthew Angus, the psychedelic, light-hearted, quirkily-animated video is available to watch HERE.
Filmed at The Ossington in downtown Toronto, the bands frontman had this to say about how the video came to light, “Our band has a bit of a Karaoke habit, so when our buds Anne (Douris, of Bossie) and Graham (Wright, of Tokyo Police Club) proposed we do a video set in a Karaoke bar, we jumped on it. Anyone who’s done enough Karaoke knows that some of those nights can get kinda dark, but in the spirit of this song, we really got into the idea of turning a rough night into pure magic.”
Douris, who is the mastermind behind the videos eye-catching animation and co-wrote the concept for the video alongside Tokyo Police Club’s Graham Wright chimes in, “While animating “Do No Wrong”, I wanted to stay in the spirit of the song’s lyrics and reflect their (Fast Romantics) open-heartedness and enthusiasm. It was an opportunity to play. To experiment with different animation styles and create a vibrant, eclectic space that embraces taking risks and celebrates variety.”
“Do No Wrong”, which hit #1 at CBC Radio 2, explores the “fleeting feeling of invincibility you sometimes get after coming out of a long funk”. The track will appear on the bands much-anticipated third full-length album, set for release in early 2020. A latecomer to their forthcoming record, “Do No Wrong” was written and recorded in a flurry of spontaneous energy as Springtime hit. Considering how fast it all came out, the band made the decision to go with that feeling, and record and finish the single right there and then, bringing it to long-time collaborators Gus Van Go and Werner F in Brooklyn for the mix. Stream the track HERE.
“Do No Wrong” follows the previous single “Mexico”. “Mexico” is the first song the band ever self-produced and self-recorded. It was featured in Spotify’s New Music Friday and Indie All Stars playlists. “Mexico” is about new beginnings, and the powerful difference between running away from something, as opposed to running towards something new. To check out “Mexico” click HERE.
Following a successful summer tour in western and central Canada, Fast Romantics have just announced a slew of tour dates in Alberta and Ontario this fall. The fall dates, which kick off on September 6 in Red Deer at Bo’s, will include a hometown performance at Lee’s Palace on November 15th. Tickets are now on sale HERE. For a complete list of dates, please see below.
CDN Fall Tour Dates:
Sept 6: Red Deer – Bo’s
Sept 7: Jasper – Jasper Folk Festival
Oct 31: Oshawa – Music Hall
Nov 1: Kingston – Grad Club
Nov 2: Peterborough – Red Dog
Nov 7: London – Call The Office
Nov 8: Windsor – Meteor
Nov 9: Sarnia – Refined Fool Brewing
Nov 14: Hamilton – Mill’s Hardware
Nov 15: Toronto – Lee’s Palace
Nov 16: St Catharines – The Warehouse
Fast Romantics have been busy writing and self-producing the follow-up to their 2017 critically acclaimed sophomore LP American Love. CBC’s q called American Love “A revelation of a record…an album that is sure to bump the band from Toronto indie darlings to one of the premiere headlining Canadian acts of 2017,” while Seattle’s KEXP praised “[Fast Romantics] punch up a new breed of New Romanticism with plenty of power-pop hooks…Matthew Angus croons, lovelorn, to his heart’s desire with Jarvis Cocker-Esque swagger bolstered by the band’s exalting choruses, buzzing guitar licks, chiming keys and pulsing beat.” The first single from American Love — the anthemic “Why We Fight”— broke the top 20 on the Canadian alternative rock charts (Mediabase) and hit #1 on the CBC R2 National Charts.
Hailed as an ‘Artist to Watch’ in 2017 (Google Play), Fast Romantics is comprised of Matthew Angus (vocals, guitar), Jeffrey Lewis (bass), Kirty (vocals, acoustic guitar, synth), Kevin Black (guitars), Lisa Lorenz (keyboards) and Nick McKinlay (drums). Since forming in 2009, the band has released two full-length LPs and one EP. Fast Romantics have received many accolades, including ‘Pop Group of the Year’ at the Sirius XM Indies (2014) and the prestigious Canadian ‘SOCAN National Songwriting Prize’ for their song “Julia” in 2016. The band had 4 Top 30 radio singles and surpassed 2.3 million Spotify streams.