Close Talker is an indie rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. The band has toured throughout North America and Europe, gaining the attention and praise of notable publications such as NPR, Billboard, Clash, Spin, Q Magazine, and Consequence of Sound. Having recently won Alternative Artist of the Year at the Saskatchewan Music Awards, the band is poised for a breakthrough 2019. Beyond Close Talker’s recordings and videos, the music comes to life with the band’s iconic live show, leaving audiences around the world satisfied, having left all inhibitions behind. The band works tirelessly on evolving every aspect of their craft, which has lead to their strongest and most confident song to date: Half Past Nine.
In so many ways, Half Past Nine marks a new chapter for the band. The three members, Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud and Chris Morien, leaned into the trust and foundation built over many years of friendship to pursue a song that would be sustainable. At its core, the song is laced with a quiet confidence that invites the listener dig in, finding new appreciation with each spin. Close Talker, now more than ever, is interested in music that is timeless – music that won’t force the listener into feeling a certain way. To achieve this, the band approached the song following a code of instincts and honesty, including a list of 10 commandments by which each decision was filtered through. Half Past Nine is a testament to the band’s integrity and a desire to produce music that is original and pure. It is a song the band wrote for themselves, about a night they will never forget, in hopes that the song would carry the same meaning in 10 years, as it does today.
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