Buy this track on iTunes ADD Add Favourite

artist The Olympic Symphonium

Fredericton, NB, CANADA
Forward Music Group
plays
22,415

«   »

biographical info

Since 2006, The Olympic Symphonium have been creating contemplative, moody music and making audiences croon to their beautiful harmonies, lush soundscapes, and to ponder their poignant lyrics. 

On their fourth album, Chance To Fate, the band further establish themselves as a unique voice in Canada's contemporary music landscape. Putting aside themes of love in favour of heavier topics, the band ruminates on life, loss, religion, and self-doubt with this new material.

The album was recorded at the legendary, and possibly haunted, Salty Towers Inn in seaside St.Andrews, New Brunswick over four days with longtime engineer Brad Perry. Produced by ambient/electronic artist/drummer/producer Joshua Van Tassel (Great Lake Swimmers, David Myles, Megan Bonnell), these sessions mark the first time The Olympic Symphonium have invited outside voices into the creative process. Aside from the unique production, Chance To Fate sees a song (No Saving Grace) written/sung by lap-steel player Dennis Goodwin and another (All In Your Head) co-written by Fredericton poet Christopher Goodwin. The results are striking and sit perfectly alongside the rotating vocals/guitars/bass/piano by core members Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak, and Graeme Walker.

Though the band has toured Europe several times, performed at world-renowned events (the Olympic Winter Games, Pop Montreal, and Liverpool Sound City to name a few), and joined forces with an international label, the past couple years have been spent concentrating on their home province of New Brunswick. Specifically, the band has been developing the highly successful Shivering Songs winter festival they curate which recently finishing up its fourth year.

 

"...contemplative, heartfelt acoustic pop that flourishes upon repeat listening." - Toronto Star

 

"...a maudlin, reflective pleasure to experience. More please. " - Americana UK

 

"A thing of homespun beauty." - Line of Best Fit, UK

"..a bit like a hot bath: a bit hard to get into at first, but once you let its warm comforts envelop you, it’s hard to pull yourself out." - Vu Weekly, Edmonton

lineup

The Olympic Symphonium Musics

influences

Grapefruit
Swimming
Old LPs
Chance To Fate
Forward Music Group
March, 2014
List Tracks ▼
Southern Souls Sessions
Forward Music Group
May, 2012
List Tracks ▼
The City Won't Have Time To Fight
Forward Music Group
January, 2011
List Tracks ▼
Chapter 1 (special revised edition
Forward Music Group
May, 2010
List Tracks ▼
More In Sorrow Than In Anger
Forward Music Group
November, 2008
List Tracks ▼
Chapter 1
Independent
February, 2007
List Tracks ▼

Video

Weak at the Knees (Live in a car) 3:39

Weak at the Knees (Live in a car)

Weak at the Knees is from The Olympic Symphonium's fourth album, Chance To Fate.

Chance To Fate teaser 0:42

Chance To Fate teaser

The Olympic Symphonium's fourth studio album 'Chance To Fate' will be released in March 2014.

No Bad Habits 4:23

No Bad Habits

Shot/Mixed by Mitch Fillion for www.southernsouls.ca at the Owl's Nest Bookstore in Fredericton, NB in December 2010.

Side By Side 2:44

Side By Side

Shot on Super8 by Andrew J.P. Sisk

where to buy
Fredericton, NB
(506) 261-1573
 Limited Play
artist

The Olympic Symphonium

Login required

Oops - you have to be logged in to add to My Saved Items.