These Electric Lives
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Described as making music that bridges the gap between electro-pop/new wave and supercharged indie-rock, These Electric Lives play their own brand of “melodic dance rock”. TEL’s exciting and energetic live show consistently delivers uplifting and danceable anthems fueled by an intensity of honest emotion and the powerful soaring voice of lead singer Mark Stanfield.
After gaining the attention of fans and industry alike with their homemade Learn By Doing EP, the Toronto, Canada based quartet began working with Juno-nominated producer João Carvalho (João Carvalho Mastering) releasing their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut EP in 2007. The underground hit “We Should Be Believing” charted regularly on college and internet radio stations around the globe.
These Electric Lives’ infectious and catchy songs have become increasingly popular with DJ's and producers in Canada, the US, and Europe, prompting the release of a TEL remix album in 2008. Their high energy live sets have earned them praise and the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Mystery Jets (UK), The Boxer Rebellion (UK), Asobi Seksu (NYC), Bang Lime (members of Metric), and Beast (Montreal). The band has performed on the national TV show “MTV Live” and was featured on AUX TV's “Band Foto”.
In September 2010, TEL released a new EP entitled “We See Light…” and are currently back in the studio working on new material, including a dance track collaboration with New Zealand producer Yuhei Kubo, to be released on Bonerizing Records (Sweden) this spring. Fresh off their Indie Week Canada win, These Electric Lives are also gearing up for their first international tour in May which will include dates in Dublin and Belfast, headlining Indie Week Ireland and showcasing at Liverpool Sound City.
“They’ve got a sound that makes me think of happier days in the Cure mixed with a few guitar licks from U2.”
Alan Cross (Edge 102/ExploreMusic)
“The local four-piece seems to be able to effortlessly churn out anthems, which is why they're hotly tipped for big things.”
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- We Should Be Believing - 1,832 plays
- Keep Love Safe - 1,503 plays
- We Should Be Believing (Sta Remix) - 1,277 plays
- Soda Water - 1,258 plays
- Called It Off - 945 plays
- Wake Me Up - 819 plays
- Keep Love Safe (Mark Stanfield & Federson Remix) - 404 plays
- We Should Be Believing (Vitaminsforyou French Kidney Remix) - 295 plays
- Teach Me To Focus (Atlas5 Remix) - 195 plays
- Teach Me To Focus - 618 plays