THE BAND .. .. Pathological Lovers have the enviable ability to compose concise radio-friendly, hook-laden gems, yet also to unfold sprawling musical epics that leave the listener dazzled and exhausted. They can rivet a live audience with fearless tightrope improv, and pack a dance floor with fist-pumping anthems.
.. .. They are a band of talented musicians whose ethic to push the limits of sound structure and quantity of content has made them a forerunner in the next new wave of influential creators. Their work is rooted in the lyrical quality of singer-songwriters but, through tireless development and collective invigoration, their pieces attain a level of density and scope that can make people literally scream out loud.
.. .. They make music that has an impressive shelf life – staying in your stereo, car or house long after most. And that’s empirical wisdom, there.
They’re for driving fast to, feeling fragile to and picking yourself back up to. Their songs are about hurt and healing, success and failure. PLs put a lot of heart and mind into their playing, and the loyalty of their fans attests to it. ..
.. THE PLAYERS .. .. Dave Rowe has the best bass tone in St.
John’s. His unique playing style comes as much from Bill Monroe as it does Jesus Lizard, and he is as skilled on up-right, mandolin and banjo as he is at driving the band’s electric low end. .. ..
Alex Pierson is that rare musician who plays by emotions. He possesses an effortless intensity and exploratory inventiveness behind the kit that makes him 50% of one of the best rhythm sections in Atlantic Canada. .. ..
Grant King’s musical prowess and his approach to live keyboards have, on many occasions, left audience members slack-jawed. A Berklee-trained jazz guitarist, his fingers almost keep up to the speed of his mind. His lust for the math of music is joyful to be around. ..
.. Jody Richardson has been voted St. John’s Best Rock Star now for 3 years running, but there’s no hyperbole to his work with the PLs. His compelling voice is intense and dynamic, his melodies are unique but infectious and the narratives of his lyrics are uncomfortably honest.
He also plays guitar. .. .. THINGS SAID ....
“One of the 10 bands that ‘Rock The Rock’” .. ..Globe And Mail.. .... “…With Pathological Lovers, Jody Richardson seems to have captured the immediacy and interesting song structure and subject matter coupled with brilliant musicianship and presentation that were the best parts of Thomas Trio & The Red Albino.
They are exploding in Newfoundland...” .. ..Craig Norris, CBC Radio 3.. .... “Calling All Favours explodes with musical goodness, demands our attention and captivates us with genuine emotion and sensitivity; carefully woven into catchy melodies and superb lyrics.
It perfectly captures the energetic intensity of PL’s on-stage presence. The musicianship on this album is exquisite. Like all great artists, Pathological Lovers effectively beguiles us into believing that their music is simple, but upon closer inspection there is so much more to it. It’s only a matter of time they make their mark on the national level…” ..
..NXEW.com.. .... “A hidden nugget of gold!” .. ..Quick Before It Melts.com ..
.... “Listen to a few chords from any song, you instantly know the explosive four-piece from St; John's plugs in and rocks. Calling All Favours finds the band putting their foot on the gas and refusing to let up. They bring an energy and a tackle box full of hooks.
The charisma and energy that crackles through on the sure fire CBC3 hit Storm Your Little and rockers like Wednesday make you feel like you are in the studio with them as they record the tracks, and if they can even come close to matching that electricity these guys are set to become the next big band to leave Newfoundland for bigger stages and crowds.” .. ..HeroHill.com .. .... “The Pathological Lovers’ debut album is an hour long propulsive blast of high-energy rock ambition.
Jody Richardson with his miracle pipes sounds as passionate and powerful as he ever has, and the production sparkles and snaps as it should…everyone involved is givin’ it their all and playing at the height of their game…” .. ..The Scope.. .... “…Probably my favourite band in the world to watch live is Pathological Lovers.
So much energy, fuckin’ amazing songs. It’s just so good…” .. ..Tim Baker – Hey Rosetta! .. ....
"An early favorite for album of the year 2010" .. ..Newfoundland Herald .. .. ..
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.. ...... ...... ..!!! End Code To Apply Top Banner !!!.. Members Grant King - Keyboards, guitar David Rowe - Bass, banjo Alex Pierson - Drums and good vibes Jody Richardson - Vocals, guitar Read more on Last.fm.
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