The Crowleys

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Throughout their years together The Crowleys have focused on building a danceable set through a venn diagram of inspiration from 60s rock, 80s pop and modern psychedelia. Peppered throughout their music is a driving and crunchy rhythm, distinctive synth warble, diverse vocals, and mind-melty guitar tones. Each member of the band brings their own musical interests and expertise to the table in a collaborative songwriting process. The finished product, underscored by Cohen Wylie’s consistent and distinctive production style, is a high energy psych-pop soundtrack steeped in nostalgia.

The Crowleys consist of Cohen Wylie (guitar, vocals, production), Stuart Downie (drums, vocals), Giulianna Frontini (vocals) and brothers Justyn (synth, guitar) and Collin Horlick (bass, bass synth). Wylie, Downie and the Horlicks have been playing together for over a decade since bonding over music in high school. They built a foundation in kaleidoscopic psych-rock that led to stage rattling live shows across the GTA. With the addition of Frontini in 2019, the band naturally evolved to focus on more melodically forward psychedelic pop songs.

Somnia marks the first single to be released in preparation for The Crowleys debut full length album. Drawing inspiration from the atmosphere of 80’s movie soundtracks – a la Carpenter, Vangelis, Moroder – the song pushes the band’s typical shimmering psychedelic pop to heavier, darker places. Airy vocals soften the hazy, dystopian vibe, carrying the instrumentation to a final, epic resolution.

The LP collects songs developed over the past few years during a time of reflection on the growing volatility in modern politics, society, and media. These reflections inevitably made their way into their writing, but you will have to listen carefully, because it is steeped in metaphor, wrapped in a patchwork of oozy-bruisey instrumentation, and laced in an effervescent production. It’s one hell of a trip.

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07-01-2018

Grayowl Point include The Crowleys in their halfway through edition of A Few Overlooked Acts in 2018!

03-19-2018

Listen to Discover’s #FridayFinds Spotify playlist features Frankiie, The Crowleys, Kira May, Dom Fricot, Ellevator, DYLYN, Nuela Charles, Deanna Petcoff!

03-16-2018

Music News 360° include The Crowleys, Falcon Jane, Young Galaxy, and Rich Aucoin in their March 2018 playlist!

03-16-2018

Turn Up The Volume add The Crowleys’ “Stargazer” to their On-Repeat-In-February playlist!

03-14-2018

Canadian Beats were “delighted” to review The Crowleys’ new ‘Colours Change Their Tone’ EP!

03-14-2018

PureGrainAudio.com streaming ‘Colours Change Their Tone,’ the newest EP from The Crowleys!

03-14-2018

Bands of Tomorrow’s Weekend Essentials // Week 7 features the latest singles from both The Crowleys and VETO!

03-14-2018

BolderBeat share some kind words about The Crowleys’ “Pink Rainbows” over on the site!

03-13-2018

The Iscream share The Crowleys’ new ‘Colours Change Their Tone’ EP!

03-13-2018

I Heart Hamilton Tour’s February playlist features The Crowleys, and The Foreign Films!

02-07-2018

The Crowleys premiere today at Grimy Goods with new EP ‘Colours Change Their Tone.’

02-03-2018

Kayobe and The Crowleys both featured on this week’s ‘Week In Pop’!

01-26-2018

New Noise Magazine premieres the new The Crowleys song ‘Pink Rainbows’!

01-02-2018

Canadian Beats talks to The Crowleys. Check out the Five Questions now and watch ‘Midnight Blue’.

01-02-2018

Vents Magazine Street Team Page talks to The Crowleys!

01-02-2018

Excited to have HuffPost feature the new animated video by The Crowleys!

12-15-2017

I Heart Hamilton Tour has an epic Best of 2017 playlist out now and it includes The Crowleys, Iskwé, Calcedon, Timid, the Brave, Billy Moon, MUNROE, Terra Lightfoot, Emay & Basement Revolver!

12-15-2017

Grayowl Point have The Crowleys and TIO both in their Audible/Visual Hoots round-up!

12-08-2017

Ride the Tempo features The Crowleys newest video for ‘Midnight Blue’. Check out the the animation!

12-08-2017

The Crowleys latest included on ‘Week In Pop’ over at Impose!

08-11-2017

The Crowleys’ L.A. Sunset made it’s way onto Fresh Finds: Six Strings Playlist over on Spotify!

08-11-2017

Poule d’Or shares The Crowleys new track on their new round-up feature!

08-07-2017

Murder Murder and The Crowleys are songs you need to hear this week in Ontario over at CBC Hamilton!

07-29-2017

Stream the latest track ‘LA Sunset’ from The Crowleys over at Sawdust and Gin!

07-29-2017

The Crowleys share ‘L.A. Sunset’, The Hook thinks they’ll take you to that ‘psychedelic state you’ve been trying to achieve this summer!’

07-28-2017

Raveen & The Crowleys included in this edition of Week In Pop over at Impose Magazine!

07-21-2017

The Crowleys’ “L.A Sunset certainly propels listeners to another world” – check out the brand new track over at The Music Manual!

07-21-2017

What Youth premiered The Crowleys new single ‘L.A Sunset today!