“I don’t want to finish school. I wanna start a band.” No parents find comfort in hearing these words. The Ferreiras heard this twice. The Manic Boys And Girls Club is a Toronto indie pop/rock duo consisting of siblings Bela and Fernando Ferreira.
Raised strict catholics, children of immigrant parents, sent away to live in rural Portugal with their grandmother (who had previously been a nun); The Manic Boys and Girls Club is more than a band. It is an escape from the submissive existence that was the siblings’ reality, an escape from the disposable music packaged for the masses, and an escape for any misfit looking to join the club.
With stories to tell, and voices demanding attention, The MBG Club crossed paths with award-winning producer Gavin Brown (Glorious Sons, Billy Talent, Mother Mother) one late night in Toronto. “My sis and I play music, you gotta hear our stuff” was how this relationship and EP were born.
This EP is a collection of five songs recounting the two loners’ experience touring in a van, relationships and bad habits. Blending lush synthesizers with overdriven guitars, The MBG Club successfully take you from an indie dance party to the feeling of an arena filled with an ocean of followers; but most importantly, away from reality for the duration of this debut EP.
The band’s debut single Blacked Out is currently included on 297 Spotify playlists, is at 78K Spotify streams, and the official music video alone has been watched 18,000 times on Youtube. With a fanbase growing every day, The Manic Boys And Girls Club see no down time in the near future. Current weekly performances on social media, tour dates in the North East United States and Canada, and in the coming months… a European tour of Hostels. These will be stripped down versions of the band’s music, performed, live streamed, all the while creating a video diary of the process as they travel through Europe.
“The in person, face to face experience between artist, the music, and audience is why we do this.”
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