Friends of Foes is an indie-alternative band based out of Saskatoon, Canada. The band consists of Danielle Huot on lead vocals and keys, Matt Stinn on guitar and backup vocals, and Keegan Stretch on drums and backup vocals. The three-piece band is known for their dynamic sound that has continuously diversified over the years. Their songs display an effortless connection between atmospheric tones and groove techniques. This is accomplished by blending Huot’s stirring vocal lines, Stinn’s lush guitar riffs, and Stretch’s groovy rhythms.
Having already shared the stage with Canadian heavy-weights We Are The City, Royal Canoe, Rah Rah, Yes We Mystic and Saskatoon bands Slow Down Molasses, Parab Poet & the Hip Hop Hippies, The Pistolwhips, The Young Benjamins, Acronyms, Gunnar and Smith, Castle River and many more, Friends of Foes has the stage presence to back up their fluid and intriguing sound. Receiving numerous stylistic influences from bands such as Metric, Death Cab for Cutie, Mother Mother, Wolf Alice, Alt-J and Manchester Orchestra, the band has formed an appreciable new-age sound filled with inspiring craftsmanship.
Formed in 2013, Friends of Foes started off their journey by releasing a full length album called “Chronophobic”, which got listed on the CFBX Music Top 30 chart that same year. The following year a stand-alone single called “Winter” was released which the band toured across country promoting. 2016 brought a year of change for Friends Of Foes. Starting it off with a bang with the release of EP, “Faults”, and a few cross-country tours, the band soon after changed their lineup. Not only did the members change but the music style did as well, becoming more alternative and rhythmical. Replacing the lead singer and downsizing to three members, Friends Of Foes took a leap forward in a new direction. After another cross-Canada tour, the band released a second stand-alone single called, “4Walls”, to promote their new sound.
Since then, the band has co-written, recorded and produced their second debut full length album, “State Of Mind” which was released on October 12th, 2018. The album was mixed by SJ. Kardash at Full Color Music and Recording and mastered by Trevor Case at Case Mastering. The branding was designed by Stephanie Kuse at SKUSE who worked closely with the band to arrange a well-constructed artistic-themed layout for the album booklet, the singles, and the merchandise.
The band could not have accomplished a good portion of their work without the amazing support from Creative Saskatchewan. The funding the artists received for a lot of their touring and production activities will never not be recognized and/or appreciated. To everyone who loves music and supports musicians, thank you!
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