Album: Falling Awake
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Genre: Pop Rock
Goodnight Sunrise is a pop rock trio out of Toronto, Ontario. After a few lineup changes since forming in 2011, the trio is now made up of Paul Weaver (drums), Vanessa Vakharia (keyboard/vocals), and Paul Kockberg (guitar/ producer). Known for their eclectic musical style, Falling Awake features nine great tracks.
“Familiar Faces” is the first track, opening with haunting vocals and a soft pop rock sound that then morphs into a dance beat. It may sound odd but it works. Another tune that starts soft then goes into a dance beat is “All Things Past”. Two of the other tracks, “The Chase” and “The Catch” are straight up driving rock tunes. “Deal With” is a great funky, upbeat song. The rest of the album consists of radio friendly pop rock tunes. Goodnight, Sunrise released Create/Destroy/Create in 2013, which received Canadian air play that summer. Be on the lookout for this band to follow in the footsteps of their musical influences Florence + the Machine, Metric and Billy Talent.
I fell in love with live shows when I saw my first concert at 8 years old
and it is love affair that has been going on 42 years.
I started writing for two Canadian music magazines in order to write and photograph the great live music scene that was going on around me. I enjoy Blues, indie- rock, motown and old fashioned rock and roll from the 50s to 70s. I will go to intimate house concerts, local clubs and the way to big arenas to see good live music. When not at a show, I will be at home in my garden listening to my latest acquired album.