like those New York City suit-wearing hipsters, The Stills create a stately, post-punk sound quite obviously inspired by the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen and Joy Division whether they intended to or not.
Having known one another since the age of 12, vocalist Tim Fletcher, drummer Dave Hamelin, guitarist Greg Paquet, and bassist Oliver Crowe played in various bands until forming The Stills in 2000. These art school students moved from their beloved Canada for a two-month stay in NYC to design a lush, swarthy pop style with the help a four-track recorder. Rumor has it that The Stills helped a friend in Barcelona who was in need of some drug money and in return, he gave The Stills this fancy machine. In turn, the lads found themselves sleeping on friends' couches in the East Village in summer 2002 with a batch of songs. A deal with Vice followed before the year's end, however joint shows with The Music, The Rapture, The Streets, Yeah Yeah Yeah's as well as Interpol were what cemented The Stills a dominating spot among the ever-changing rock scene.
Tim Fletcher Vox / Lead, Rhythm Guitar
Dave Hamelin Vox / Lead, Rhythm Guitar
Liam O'Neil Keyboards / Percussion
Oliver Corbeil Bass
Julien Blais Drums