Federal Lights

Live Act Alt-Rock
Federal Lights - Alt-Rock Live Act in Winnipeg

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In 2011, out of the ashes of Winnipeg buzz band The Morning after, singer/songwriter Jean-Guy Roy quietly rose from the depths of his basement's cold storage room to record a new collection of songs with award winning engineer/producer, Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities, Cannon Bros). The result was "Carbon", a six song EP that was met with immediate praise nation wide with the Toronto Star calling it"quietly electric, emotionally unguarded, and so thick with regret, you’d need a hoe to cut through it."
From there 2012 saw Federal Lights tour the country playing festivals and opening for acts like Imaginary Cities, Rah Rah, and the Great Lake Swimmers. The band also received an APCMA nomination for Rock Album of the Year and performed on the nationally syndicated APTN series Arbor Live.
 
In 2013, the band signed with Toronto's Aporia Records for the August release of the full lengthWe Were Found In The Fog. Engineered by Loeppky and produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), the album sees the band at its sharpest. The hooks are more refined, the lyrics more precise and Roys timeless, resonant voice is as clear as a bright blue Prairie sky. From the propulsive, handclap pop of I See Love to the rolling, Wilco-approved Americana of Skyline,We Were Found In The Foghas a comforting warmth about it. Hailed by the CBC as a Top 15 canadian record to be heard. The album's first two singles "I See Love" and "Cobra" both debuted at the No. 1 spot on the CBC Radio 3's Top 30.
 
With the release of We Were Found In The Fog the band has performed at all kinds of music festivals, showcased from SXSW to NXNE,  and toured both Canada and Europe. Their 3 performances at the famous Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany led to a successful 12 date European tour in 2014 and were featured in major European music magazines such as the Rolling Stone and Intro who stated, “What makes this LP so good is its spirited performance and variety.” From Europe they returned home just in time to receive a Western Canadian Music Award. 
 
In the fall of 2015 the band again returned to Germany for a 10 date tour which included a sold out performance at the famous Reeperbahn Festival and further established their ever growing fanbase. With Federal Lights returning to the studio, February 2016 will see the release of their sophomore full length album, “Coeur De Lion” on Aporia Records and a spring tour to Europe and the UK.

In 2011, out of the ashes of Winnipeg buzz band The Morning after, singer/songwriter Jean-Guy Roy quietly rose from the depths of his basement's cold storage room to record a new collection of songs with award winning engineer/producer, Cam Loeppky (Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities, Cannon Bros). The result was "Carbon", a six song EP that was met with immediate praise nation wide with the Toronto Star calling it"quietly electric, emotionally unguarded, and so thick with regret, you’d need a hoe to cut through it."
From there 2012 saw Federal Lights tour the country playing festivals and opening for acts like Imaginary Cities, Rah Rah, and th...

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Discography Federal Lights

  • 2015 Coeur de Lion Album | Aporia
  • 2013 We Were Found In The Fog Album | Aporia

Media

  • Sound Sharks
  • Sound I See Love
  • Sound We Were Found In The Fog
  • Sound This Would Be A Fine Job To...
  • Video Federal Lights - Sharks (Of...
  • Video You & I (Live)
  • Video LOFT SESSIONS Federal Light...

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Origin

  • Winnipeg CA

Founded

  • 2012

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