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Glorious Sons to return to play Whoop Up Days

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The Glorious Sons are riding high on “Contender,” the fifth top 5 single of their most recent CD “The Union,” but they are trying not to think too much about it.

The Glorious Sons’ Brett Emmons. Photo by Richard Amery
“ We weren’t really expecting  that. You get this nice pat on the back, but you just put one foot toward the other and hope you don’t fall,” said vocalist Brett Emmons, whose band play their first Whoop Up Days, Aug 21.

“ There has been a lot of appreciation for the single. There has been a lot of radio support and fan support, so we’re super excited about it,” he said, in the midst of a quick 10 day breather in a summer full of festivals.

Kingston born Glorious Sons include guitarists Jay Emmons and Andrew Young, bassist Chris Huot and drummer Adam Paquette. They exploded the Canadian music scene in 2013 with the EP Shapeless Art, produced by John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews.

 Their singles, “Mama,” “ Lightning,” “White Noise” and “Heavy have been instant hits with audiences who love dirty, upbeat rock and roll.
“ We’re working on new music constantly. ‘ Contender’ dropped a month ago and will be the last single off the album,” Emmons said.
“So we’ll continue to grow and serve as a platform to speak to people while satisfying our artistic needs,” he continued.
They begin a headlining tour in October, which is named after the new single.

“ We last had a headlining tour two years ago, so it will be fun to play more than 45 minutes and play three or four encores, meet people and give audiences what they want, he continued.
 He is excited to play the band’s first Whoop Up Days.

“It will be just what you expect from us— , lots of power, running around the stage,  and  a lot of dirty, sweaty rock and roll,” he said adding they may add some of the  new songs they have been working on.


“ I don’t want to give away any secrets, But if we feel like giving people something they haven’t seen before then we might,” he said.

 Glorious Sons have played Lethbridge many times before.
“We like it out west. We know the area and always like playing there. All of the shows blend into each other. We like the crowds there. It’s different from any other place we play,” he continued.

“ All of the shows blend into each other. But we take the general feeling we get from each one onto the next one and the next one until we fly home,” he said.

He said he expected the new album to be released next year.
“It’s tough to say,” he said.

“We just released the latest single. So we’re not putting any pressure on ourselves about  the new album because that’s when things  get missed. We don’t want it to interfere with creating,” he continued.

 The Glorious Sons play Whoop Up Days, Aug. 21 at 9 p.m.
 Local rock band Unzipped  play at 7:30 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:12 )  
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