Too Soon Monsoon

Categories: Groups and Duos, Musicians: Drums/Percussion, Musicians: Keyboard/Piano, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Pop, Rock

Contact

Greg Torwalt
438 Ave D South
Saskatoon, SK, S7M 1R4

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Description

Saskatoon based pop duo, Too Soon Monsoon, is building momentum toward their first full-length album release. With nods to influences like Fleetwood Mac and The White Stripes, the duo creates a fresh sound by fusing elements of rock, pop, and r&b.

Since forming at the end of 2016 after Greg (keys and vocals) had posted a 'bandmate wanted' ad online to which Nathan (drums) was quick to respond, TSM continues to make waves in the Sea of Canadian Music. The Saskatoon based duo released two EPs in the second half of 2017 (Little Fire - July 7, 2017 & Side Effects - Oct 20, 2017), performed at the Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2018, Ness Creek Music Festival 2017 & Winterruption 2018 and opened for PVRIS, Mo Kenney, and ROMES. The duo embarked on their first Western Canadian tour in the fall of 2017, after opening for Wide Mouth Mason at a hometown show at O'Brians Event Centre.

The band is in the middle of recording their debut full-length album (slated for a spring 2019 release) once again with producer, Adam Grant. TSM previously worked closely with Grant on the recording of their first two EPs. Side Effects was included in the best EPs of 2017 by Cups n Cakes (#8) and spent four weeks in the CFCR Weekly Top Ten (peak #4).  The band released visuals for "Know Myself" and "Faded" from Side Effects as well as visuals for "Balance", "We'll Live Forever", and "Wandering" from Little Fire. TSM has performed twice on CTV Morning Live and filmed performances for the Original 16 Brewery Sessions and the Empty Room Series.

Two new singles, "Ocean" and "Mountains of Blue" will be released in September while the band tours Western Canada prior to showcasing at BreakOut West in October 2018.

Too Soon Monsoon’s debut full length record is a concept album that carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, seeking purpose and slowing down to appreciate and reconnect with yourself, one another, nature, art and spirit. Being a two-piece band that consists of an Indigenous drummer and a non-Indigenous singer/keyboardist, TSM’s goal is to create music and art that can bring people from different cultures and backgrounds closer together.

influences: Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, White Stripes, Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Fiona Apple, Justin Timberlake, Beach Boys, Arcade Fire, Emily Haines, Metric, Feist, The Killers.

 

News

  • New Music, September Tour Dates & Studio News From Too Soon Monsoon

    New Music, September Tour Dates & Studio News From Too Soon Monsoon

    August 15, 2018

    This September, Saskatoon based pop duo Too Soon Monsoon (TSM) is releasing the first tastes of new music from their upcoming debut full-length album. The two songs, "Ocean" and "Mountains of Blue" offer a preview of the direction that band is taking with this new album. The singles will be released to all streaming services while the band tours Western Canada in September. This new music was inspired by the band's journey through the Rocky Mountains last fall, so returning to these Mountains of Blue on their way to the Ocean during this tour will be extra special. These fall dates are in the lead-up to the band's Breakout West 2018 showcase performances. 

    TSM has been busy in the studio, recording this album once again with Adam Grant, who previously worked with the band on their two 2017 EPs (Side Effects, Little Fire). Too Soon Monsoon’s debut full-length record is a concept album that carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, seeking purpose and slowing down to appreciate and reconnect with yourself, one another, nature, art and spirit. Being a two-piece band that consists of an Indigenous drummer and a non-Indigenous singer/keyboardist, TSM’s goal is to create music and art that can bring people from different cultures and backgrounds closer together. The new album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2019. 

    September 2018 Dates:
    Sept 1: Pretty in Punk Festival - Prince Albert, SK
    Sept 7: Bohemia - Edmonton, AB
    Sept 8: Koi - Calgary, AB
    Sept 12: Capitol Music Club - Saskatoon, SK - supporting Scenic Route to Alaska w/ Smokekiller
    Sept 13: The Storm Cellar - Banff, AB
    Sept 16: LanaLou's - Vancouver, BC
    Sept 18: The Roxy - Vancouver, BC
    Sept 19: The Royal on Baker - Nelson, BC
    Sept 21: The Grindhouse Cafe - Kamloops, BC
    Sept 22: The Slice: Lethbridge, AB

    photo and poster design by Kristen Torwalt

    www.toosoonmonsoon.com
    www.facebook.com/toosoonmonsoon
    www.instagram.com/toosoonmonsoon
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/6qoP4FTEoiAeBrF6ef9toi

  • Wandering - Too Soon Monsoon's First Release

    Wandering - Too Soon Monsoon's First Release

    February 17, 2017

    Too Soon Monsoon, a new Saskatoon duo, has released their first single and video for Wandering. Wandering is a reflective song about longing for purpose, going through the motions, wanting to do something but not really knowing how to or feeling afraid to take a needed leap or risk. The track's produced by Adam Grant, bassist of One Bad Son. Adam is currently working closely with the duo and producing their first EP, “Little Fire,” which came out July 7.

    Wandering video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HWTrQorH8

    The track is available online wherever you stream or buy your music.

    Here is a link to the song on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/toosoonmonsoon/wandering-too-soon-monsoon

    The band is also a part of the 2017 CBC Searchlight contest, which features the video for Wandering.  Check out their submission here: http://www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight/2516

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Discography

  • Little Fire

    Various Artists

    July 2017

    Debut EP 
    produced, mixed and engineered by The Ghost of Adam J (Adam Grant)
    mastered by Case Mastering (Trevor Case)
    1. Little Fire
    2. Balance
    3. We'll Live Forever
    4. Wandering

  • Side Effects

    Various Artists

    October 2017

    This piano/drum alternative pop duo from Saskatoon have released their second EP in “Side Effects”. Bandmates Greg and Nathan first met and began playing together in September 2016. To get an idea of their sound, imagine Jack White, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Nicks and Lauryn Hill coming together as one to perform with a combination of Tommy Lee and Meg White. Greg’s unique vocal style and energetic presence behind the keyboard complements the dynamic and effortless power of Nathan’s drumming. 2018 plans include the release of a full length album, and an Eastern Canadian tour.

    Recorded at: home studio, Saskatoon. Produced by: The Ghost of Adam J.  Released: October 20, 2017

Audio

Faded

From Side Effects

Contagious

From Side Effects

Little Fire

From Little Fire

Videos

  • Wandering

    Too Soon Monsoon's track Wandering released February 17, 2017
    song produced by Adam Grant
    song written by Greg Torwalt, Nathan Henry, Adam Grant
    video filmed by Kristen Torwalt
    video edited by Greg Torwalt
     

    www.toosoonmonsoon.com

  • We'll Live Forever

    The video was made with the help of Calvin & Dallas from The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon.

  • Balance

    Off their EP, 'Little Fire', released July 2017

  • Know Myself

    KNOW MYSELF - from Side Effects EP Filmed with students from RAIS (Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon) -

    concept & direction: maxwell adamson -

    editing by mike clarke

    special thanks to Geordie Cowan for his performance as the third TSM member.