July Talk was formed in Toronto in 2012, and was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards. Co-lead singer Peter Dreimanis has a great growl of a voice, kind of like a more snarly version of Tom Waits. Very cool and complimentary sound to Leah Fay’s sweeter tones.
So far, all their videos have been in black and white. They have a real gritty edge to them which suits the music perfectly. Take note of how the vid for “Guns and Ammunition” begins and ends.