Great Bloomers is Lowell Sostomi (guitar, lead vocals), Adrian Cook (guitar, keys, vocals), Tim Moxam (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Anthony McKnight (bass) and Kyle Watt (drums). The Toronto based group relies on thick guitar and organ textures to produce a massive sound that is simultaneously vast and dense. Their live show takes this approach to dizzying depths ignited by a raucous energy that brightly resonates.
The five-piece released their debut LP, Speak Of Trouble, in 2009 to much acclaim, including praise from legendary Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, noting "a talented band of musicians with amazing dexterity, loads of energy, and very original arrangements." The success of the record saw the band tour the country several times including dates with Rural Alberta Advantage, Yukon Blonde, and The Wooden Sky.
Now signed to Toronto-based label Dine Alone Records, Great Bloomers released their Something More 7” in March 2012, featuring two tracks recorded by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou).
An East Coast trek with The Wooden Sky, a mammoth return to Canadian Music Fest in March, and a coast-to-coast run with label mates Yukon Blonde and Library Voices saw the band showcase a more refined blend of roots driven folk-rock. In the Spring, Great Bloomers joined producer Chris Stringer once again for their full-length label debut, Distant Fires, out September 18, 2012.
Their freshly premiered single, "I Wanna Die Young," fervently bursts in energy, illuminated by Sostomi's fiery croon. The remaining ten tracks infectiously follow-suit in melody, yet suspend deeper into new terrains; some brooding with Leonard Cohen grit, others erupting into Springsteen-like anthems.
Distant Fires marks an explosive return for Great Bloomers, who will be touring through the fall, winter and spring in support of the album.