Founded by brothers Nick and Tim Ubels, The Sylvia Platters have been creating well-crafted power pop and shoegaze gems for half a decade.
Playing over 75 shows across Western Canada, the band has honed their live set into what Glen Ess of The Cascade describes as “vibrant and endlessly entertaining." Since 2016, Alex Kerc-Murchison's lyrical lead lines and Scott Wagner's thundering bass work have both expanded the band's sonic palette and anchored it in an overarching melodic sensibility that recalls Teenage Fanclub, The Stone Roses, and Ride. Last fall, they released their third record: a split 12” LP with Stephen Carl O’Shea (You Say Party), which made the national earshot! monthly campus and community radio charts. Chloe Hoy of The Permanent Rain Press describes Shadow Steps as "a well tuned record that binds differing takes on a common theme... explor[ing] connection with humans, within our society, and our own minds." The Sylvia Platters have been nominated for three Fraser Valley Music Awards and one Abbotsford Arty Award.