Islands Hit the Road

Published: 2006-02-21
If you're missing Montreal indie-pop band The Unicorns then you'll be glad to hear that two former members have formed a new band and are heading out on tour.Aside from ex-unicorn members Nick Diamonds (Nicholas Thorburn) on vocals and J'aime Tambeur (Jamie Thompson) on drums the band is rounded off by Patrice Agbokou on bass and Jim Guthrie on guitar.

However the members of the band are never set in stone and recently two string players and a bass clarinetist joined the band to round off their unique sound.

Though the band's debut album Return to the Sea won't be hitting store shelves till April 4 they've already started creating a buzz with tunes posted on the Simple Mission blog. The band also had the opportunity to open for Beck in the hometown of Montreal at the Pop Montreal Festival.

Here's where else they'll be:

February 24 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
February 25 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
February 26 London, ON - Centennial Hall
February 27 Kitchener, ON - Elements Nightclub
February 28 Kingston, ON - Queen's University (Grant Hall)
March 1 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
March 2 Peterborough, ON - Club Vibe
March 3 Ottawa, ON - Surface
March 4 Ottawa, ON - Surface
March 6 Quebec City, QC - Cabaret du Capitole
March 29 Victoria, BC - Legends (early show)
March 29 Victoria, BC - Legends (late show)
March 31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
April 1 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (early)
April 1 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom (late)
April 4 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
April 6 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
April 7 Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
April 8 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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