July Talk tour dates announced along with new single

Posted on 4 August 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Toronto’s indie-rock stalwarts, July Talk have released the new track ‘Strange Habit’, taken from their upcoming album TOUCH due for release on September 9th. Dynamically soothing, sombre and swaying, ‘Strange Habit’ follows lead single, ‘Push + Pull’, which has spent a month at the top on the Alternative Radio Chart in Canada.

The band recently performed the track live on TV at the iheartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, with the group showing solidarity with the LGBT community post-Orlando in an electrifying performance that featured Leah Fay in rainbow eye make-up, weeping glitter tears.

‘Push + Pull’ is a sonic tug of war between lead singer Pete Dreimanis’ husky vocals and co-vocalist Leah Fay’s traditional pop tones, with the song’s inspiration about Western excess and our never-ending appetite for more.

The band have gained a reputation for their provocative videos and 'Push + Pull’ is no exception. It was premiered on Billboard and keeps in line with the band’s aesthetic of black and white imagery.

July Talk’s new album TOUCH is a gloriously emotive and stirring collection. The universally relatable themes of human connection weighed heavily on the band during its creation.

“Thematically, TOUCH has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road,” notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay.

“Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you’re in transit more often than you’re still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we’d get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It’s messy and visceral and unpredictable.”

July Talk are a phenomenal live band and will be embarking on live shows across North America, Europe and the UK, including supporting Nothing But Thieves on selected dates in the U.S. They will thrill UK audiences with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in September, the week after the album Touch is released. Further updates on the new album will be announced soon.


1. Picturing Love
2. Beck + Call
3. Now I Know
4. Johnny + Mary
5. Strange Habit
6. Push + Pull
7. Lola + Joseph
8. So Sorry
9. Jesus Said So
10. Touch


August 18 Brooklyn, NYC – Rough Trade
August 28 Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair 
September 3 Sonic Boom Festival – Edmonton, Canada
September 4 XFest – Calgary, Canada


September 7      Paradiso (upstairs room) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 8      Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
September 9 Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
September 10 Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
September 11 Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
September 13 King Tuts – Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 14 Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
September 15    Boston Music Rooms – London, United Kingdom
September 17 Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany                  
September 19 Lido – Berlin, Germany      
September 20 Strom – Munich, Germany   
September 21    Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
September 22    Underground – Cologne, Germany  
September 23   Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany


September 26 Angeles, CA – Fonda – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 27 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 2 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 3 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
October 7 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
October 9 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits  
October 10 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 11 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.
October 15 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe –  supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 17 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves


October 25 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 26 London, ON – London Music Hall
October 28 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 29 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 30 Montreal, QC – Café Campus
October 31 Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre
November 25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
December 6 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
December 7 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre