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Saskatoon, SK, S7M 1R4
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Too Soon Monsoon, an alternative pop duo based out of Saskatoon, SK, formed during the final days of summer 2016. Greg Torwalt (keys and vocals) had posted a “bandmate wanted” ad online to which Nathan Henry (drums) was quick to respond. After sharing songs ideas and drum tracks, the duo decided to meet in Nathan’s garage for their first official jam. Thankfully, the first session exceeded expectations and the duo avoided becoming another example of why you should not meet strangers from the internet.
To get an idea of Too Soon Monsoon’s 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, wide range and energetic presence behind the keyboard compliments the dynamic and effortless power of Nathan’s drumming.
The duo released their debut EP, Little Fire, on July 7th, 2017. Lyrically, the four songs on the EP speak to feelings of anxiety, hesitation and wanting to be in control while also touching on the universal desires to seek connection, belonging and purpose. Fusing elements of rock, blues, pop and R&B to create a fresh sound, TSM spreads positivity and empowerment both with their recordings and performances.
Too Soon Monsoon has been working closely with their producer, Adam Grant (formerly of One Bad Son), since December 2016. During a busy summer, which included two performances at Ness Creek Music Festival, the duo was able to get back into the studio to record a follow up EP with Grant. Their sophomore EP, Side Effects, will be released on October 20.
The duo recently filmed performances for the Original 16 Brewery Sessions and the Empty Room Series which will continue to be released during the next year. The first Original 16 session for the song "Medicine" was released in August. Too Soon Monsoon embarks on their first Western Canadian tour this fall and then has their sights set on Eastern Canada with plans to record a full length album in 2018.
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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