VIKINGS TO RELEASE ANIMAL KINGDOM EP ON MARCH 10th
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW MARCH 10th AT THE GOOD WILL
LISTEN TO LEAD SINGLE BURNING MAN
Toronto, ON – February 8, 2017 – On March 10th, Winnipeg’s, VIKINGS will release their new EP, Animal Kingdom. Out on Head In The Sand (Apparat Organ Quartet, Les Jupes, Rococode), the record was mixed by Billy Bush (Tegan & Sara, Snow Patrol, Garbage). The band will celebrate the launch, on release day, with a hometown show at The Good Will (full details can be found below).
Blending indie-rock with synthpop, the album’s infectious melodies and driving beats are perfectly showcased on the album opener, Burning Man. “Burning Man is about a person’s journey to find themselves and in the midst of free expression and chaos,” the band comments. “Although it’s not necessarily connected to the infamous Nevada festival, it does exist in a parallel universe of sorts. It is a focused study on self-exploration and at it’s core it’s about those chance meetings, those explainable connections that can shape you allow you to feel more. It’s a love song for all the people looking for deeper meaning in their lives.”
They continue, “This is the primary theme throughout the 4 songs on Animal Kingdom. It’s individual stories that all take place in different extremes of life. A barren wasteland, a tropical jungle or the eye of a storm in an urban landscape. It’s about finding connections with other people when you least expect it and navigating those experiences at that exact moment in time.”
Focusing on big sounds and the spaces in between, VIKINGS’ music is equal parts dance-worthy and expansive synth trip; featuring the earworm vocals of Josh Youngston – long ago punk-singer, now falsetto-wielding crowd-mover. Flanked by two brothers, Dave and James McNabb – each manning a bastion of synths – and with Luke Janzen on drums, VIKINGS step out of the box and onto the dance floor.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more from VIKINGS this year.
Animal Kingdom EP Tracklisting:
Queen Of The Night
EP Release Show:
Head In The Sand & UMFM 101.5 Present: VIKINGS – ANIMAL KINGDOM EP RELEASE
Date: Friday, March 10
Venue: The Good Will
Tickets: $14 Adv | $18 Door
@ Music Trader, Into The Music and MyShowpass.com/Vikings-Release