Review – Lovecoast

By: Jenna Melanson

EP – Chasing Tides
Release Date – November 4, 2014
Download Link – http://lovecoast.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-tides-ep
Genre – Indie Pop

Vancouver based indie pop band Lovecoast has released their debut EP “Chasing Tides” and will celebrate the release with a string of Western Canadian Tour Dates, starting with a “Chasing Tides” release show in Vancouver on November 7th. See below for a full list of tour dates.

The band is made of Danielle Sweeney (Vocals), Scott Verbeek (Guitar), Andrew Fraser (Bass) and Jesse McNeil (Drums). The band used the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise money for their debut EP, and raised over $5000 to put towards the making. The EP was produced by Juno Nominated producer Tom Dobrzanski of Zolas at Monarch Studios in Vancouver, BC.

The EP features five songs, starting with “Letters”, which is a strong start to the EP and I really enjoyed it. You can tell the band works well together, and have fun doing making music. Danielle’s vocals are extremely appealing and the song immediately drew me in.

The third song, “Waiting On You” is my favorite on the EP, it has a reggae feel at parts, mixed with the pop sound. The two genres blend together perfectly to make a very unique but enticing sound. It didn’t take me long to be singing along with this one.

The final song is “Help You”, this is the slowest on the album, but is far from being a ballad. The band sticks to what they excel at on this EP. I would highly recommend Chasing Tides to anyone out there who enjoys pop music.

Rating: 5/5

Connect with Lovecoast:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lovecoastmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lovecoastmusic

Tour Dates:
November 7 – Vancouver, BC @ AtTheWaldorf (‘Chasing Tides’ EP Release Party)
November 8 – Squamish, BC @ Howe Sound Brewing
November 14 – Nanaimo, BC @ The Queens
November 15 – Victoria, BC @ Felicita’s Campus Pub
November 20 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s Pub
November 21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino’s
November 22 – Edmonton, AB @ Cha Island Tea Co.
November 23 – Banff, AB @ Elk & Oarsman
November 24 – Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.

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