The Glorious Sons are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario. Formed in 2011, the band signed with Black Box in 2013. Since then, The Glorious Sons have released one EP, Shapeless Art, and two full-length albums; The Union, which was released on September 14, 2014, and their second album Young Beauties and Fools, which was released on October 13, 2017. The band have eight consecutive top-10 rock radio hits in Canada including their first #1 modern rock single "Everything Is Alright".
The Glorious Sons were founded as a five-piece in 2011 and issued their first EP, Shapeless Art independently in 2013 featuring their first radio single, "Mama" which reached #6 on the Canadian rock radio charts. Shapeless Art was produced by John-Angus MacDonald and mixed by Gordie Johnson. The band signed to the eclectic Canadian label Black Box Music later that year, and re-released the EP alongside the single "White Noise" which reached #2 on the Canadian rock radio charts. The band toured nationally to support the EP, including dates with Head of the Herd, The Balconies, Teenage Kicks and more.
Between tours in March 2014, the group then began recording their debut full-length, The Union at Catherine North Studio in Hamilton, Ontario, with producer John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews. The album was completed in June 2014, including remixed versions of the tracks "Mama" and "White Noise" from the Shapeless Art EP, and two tracks added later that summer; the singles "Heavy" and "Lightning" produced by Gavin Brown. The album was released on September 14, 2014 with "Heavy" as the lead single, which reached #3 on the Canadian rock radio charts. The album produced the subsequent singles "Lightning" and "The Contender" which reached #2 and #1 respectively on the Canadian rock radio charts.
To support the release of The Union, the group toured Canada supporting Airbourne and The Trews. They also toured the United States with 10 Years and performed at festivals such as Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion and more in 2016.
The Union was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Rock Album, and The Glorious Sons were nominated and won "Group of the Year" and "Rock Group of the Year" at the SiriusXM Indie Awards at Canadian Music Week in 2015.
In October 2015, the band released the self-produced stand-alone single, "Sometimes on a Sunday". The song was produced at North of Princess Studio in Kingston, Ontario. It was released digitally on October 30, 2015, and saw a physical release as the B-side of the "Kill the Lights/Sometimes on a Sunday" limited-edition 7" released in November 2017.
On January 27, 2017, they released their stand-alone single, "Kill the Lights". The track was produced by Jason Murray and the band at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario in August 2016. The music video for the song was shot in Toronto, Ontario in December 2016, with the live performance scenes shot at Sneaky Dee's. The song peaked at #2 on the Canadian rock radio charts following its release. Though initially only released digitally, the track was included as the a-side of the Kill The Lights/Sometimes on a Sunday limited-edition 7" released in November 2017.
The band began recording their second full-length album, Young Beauties and Fools in Los Angeles in February and March 2017 with producer group Fast Friends. The album was mixed in July 2017 by Matty Green, and the lead single "Everything Is Alright" was released on July 21st, 2017. Following the release of the single, the band signed international label deals with Earache Records in the UK, Europe and Japan, and with BMG Rights Management in the United States and Australia to release the new album.
Young Beauties and Fools was released on October 13, 2017. The band supported the album release by joining rock group, Greta Van Fleet, as support on select dates of their American Tour (between August and November 2017). "Everything Is Alright" peaked at #1 on the Canadian Alternative rock radio charts, and see airplay internationally including BBC Radio 1 championed by Daniel P. Carter. "Everything Is Alright" was named as Edge 102.1's #3 song of 2017, and Indie 88's #28 song of 2017.
At the Juno Awards of 2018, Young Beauties and Fools won the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year.
• Brett Emmons – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keys
• Jay Emmons – guitar, vocals
• Chris Koster – guitar, vocals
• Adam Paquette – drums, vocals
• Chris Huot – bass
Shapeless Art EP - November 13, 2013
The Union - September 14, 2014
Young Beauties and Fools - October 13, 2017
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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