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Au rythme où vont les choses, l a c k o f s l e e p fera de bien belles vagues au cours des prochains mois. - Matthieu Petit, Voir Estrie
lackofsleep s’est formé à Sherbrooke en décembre 2010. Réunis par un désir commun d’embrasser un indie-rock aux teintes électro susceptible de soulever les foules, ses membres s’engagent dans un régime immodéré de répétitions et de concerts. Mené par Charles L., également leader du projet folk b.e.t.a.l.o.v.e.r.s, lackofsleep attire dès ses premiers concerts plusieurs fans qui entonneront rapidement les paroles des pièces entraînantes. Le groupe monte entre autres sur les scènes des événements Pop Montréal, M pour Montréal et MEG Montréal, en plus de remporter à l’automne 2011 le premier prix du Festival Sherbrooklyn.
The Chase is the debut album from Montreal’s orchestral indie pop band Groenland, led by Sabrina Halde and Jean-Vivier Lévesque, and was released on Aprll 16th, 2013, via Bonsound. With 30K copies sold and counting since its release and 45K downloads of their single Immune as free Single of the Week on iTunes Canada, the opus received several nominations such as Album of the Year - Anglophone at the ADISQ awards.
The Chase is the pursuit of an ideal, the desire to be in constant evolution, our tendency to put ourselves in danger to understand what we're made of, explains Sabrina. It's also about taking risks, for our own self, alone or with someone.
Charming audiences everywhere for over two years, Groenland took on Europe once again in the spring 2015, with shows in Germany, France, Netherlands and UK. Previously, the band has performed in numerous festivals and has played alongside renowned artists such as St. Vincent, Local Natives, Mac DeMarco and Half Moon Run.
In 2013, Groenland toured across Canada while giving unforgettable performances at Osheaga and at M for Montreal and were also invited to play at the Festival Off-Courts in Trouville-sur-mer (France). This past year, the band was invited to perform at several events such as the Showcase and Celebration of Canadian Musican Excellence (Canadian Grammy Night in LA), the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Recently, Apple has chosen their song Our Hearts Like Gold for an iPad ad narrated by none other than Martin Scorsese, which premiered during the Academy Awards. The sextet’s music has also been placed in TV shows The Good Wife (CBS) and Les beaux malaises (TVA), as well as a Canadian iPhone/Bell ad.
The band's sophomore effort, A Wider Space, was released on September 16th, 2016.