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Last winter, the four members of The Olympic Symphonium travelled to the Old Confidence Lodge studio in Riverport, Nova Scotia  to focus on capturing 13 new compositions. Working long days with the help and stamina of engineer Diego Medina, the band laid down this batch of songs and enlisted the help of several friends to sing harmony, play drums, strings, and even saxophone.

The result is their best record to date, a fully-realized and unique collection of songs by all four writers. Beauty In The Tension is now available from your local record store or wherever else you get music.

“Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak, Dennis Goodwin, and Graeme Walker have mastered the art of rural Zen ” – EXCLAIM! (8/10)

“Beauty in the Tension possède assez de mérite pour aller au-delà de l’idée qu’il s’agit du meilleur disque du groupe en carrière; on a affaire ici à un très bon album, point.” – BONYENNE

” The Olympic Symphonium harness their individual strengths to come together as one, seamlessly crafting Beauty in the Tension’s unique and unmistakable sound”
– DOMINIONATED

The Olympic Symphonium – Beauty In The Tension
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“a beautiful listen” – CBC MUSIC
“70’s soundng”
 – GRID CITY MAGAZINE
another dreamy, low-key folk gem” – EXCLAIM!

March 1 – Saint John, NB: Five & Dime // tickets
March 3 – Breadalbane, PEI: The Dunk
April 19 – Fredericton, NB: Flourish Festival
April 20 – Halifax, NS: Bus Stop Theatre // tickets
April 29 – Montreal, QC: Casa Del Popolo

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We’re very happy to welcome Motherhood into the Forward Music Group management roster.

After a standout year that saw them perform at festivals across Canada, with an orchestra, with a middle-school kids choir, and alongside both The Sadies and Timber Timbre, the New Brunswick trio have just announced a month-long North American tour that includes their first dates in the USA.

The tour will take the band to New York, Chicago, and through the Pacific Northwest to Boise’s Treefort Music Festival to promote the US release of their second LP, Baby Teeth.

Since their 2013 debut LP Diamonds and Gold, Motherhood’s style has walked a twisted path and meandered from anthemic hooks to darker, grimier riffs, and a much more angular and eclectic sound. Described as widely as avant-country, circus punk or black metal fusion, the band has settled reluctantly on art-rock as a catch-all. But as their genre remains illusory, their aesthetic is palpable – if you get comfortable, you deserve to be duped.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
March 7 – Bangor, ME: Bangor Arts Exchange
March 9 – Northampton, NH: Bishop’s Lounge
March 10 – Manhattan, NY: Rockwood Music Hall
March 14 – Chicago, IL: The Empty Bottlle
March 18 – Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court
March 22 – Portland, OR: The Fixin’ To
March 23/24 – Boise, ID: Treefort Festival
March 29Portland, OR: The Know
March 30 – Everett, WA: Fisherman’s Village Festival
April 5 – Buffalo, NY: Curly’s (house show)
April 6 – Portland, ME: Gino’s Rock Club
April 7 – Fredericton, NB: The Capital
*more dates TBA

“dark like black boot mud” – Sappy Times       “exciting and completely unpredictable” – Grid City Magazine

“a tumultuous tumbleweed of country-laced, spitfire rock ’n’ roll, a cathartic circus wrapped in a sheen of
heartfeltly-howled emotional hooks”
AUX (RIP)

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