"Touch" by July Talk on iTunes

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Feminine and masculine voices meet in their husky, hard-hitting goth-pop stomps.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Feminine and masculine voices meet in their husky, hard-hitting goth-pop stomps.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

July Talk Delivers

Bronwynart,

I am a big fan of July Talk. Their live shows are incredible. Their sound is unique and very intriguing. I love the contrast of Peter and Leah's voices, strong guitar riffs and the stories in the lyrics of their songs.

Getting better

BrianSwaldi,

Other than the guy's voice being a little too Tom Waits for my taste, i really like this band and I love where their heads are at. I love the swampy and sinister feel to most of the songs. Thematically and, especially instrumentally, they are perfect. Amazing guitars on both of their albums. A lot like what Black Keys used to be and what the Kills can sometimes be.

This album shows improvement over their last. There are many more keepers on Touch. The only throwaways are 3, 5 and 10. Track 2 is, by far, their best tune to date. I also love the line in Jesus Said So about ego and creating God in our own image, so lyrically they aren't slouches either. Keep it up July Talk!

About July Talk

Canadian quintet July Talk ignite gritty blues-rock with synth stabs and a fiery vocal interplay between singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay. Their tension is the backbone of July Talk: Dreimanis' ragged growl bleeds into the mike like Tom Waits-meets-Nathaniel Rateliff while Fay smooths the edges with her soulful soprano and ethereal sighs. The band formed in 2010 with bassist Josh Warburton, drummer Danny Miles, and original guitarist Eamon McGrath, who left shortly after the band's inception and was replaced by Ian Docherty. They released their self-titled debut in 2012 on Sleepless Records. As it gained traction, an extended re-release arrived the next year, with an American edition following in 2015. That year, July Talk won a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. In 2016, they released sophomore effort Touch. Incorporating the sounds of bands like Silversun Pickups, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Kills, Touch included the hit single "Push + Pull" as well as "Beck + Call," which featured throat singer Tanya Tagaq. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

  • ORIGIN
    Toronto, Canada
  • FORMED
    2010

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