A no-frills, everyman Canadian rock unit in the vein of the Tragically Hip
, the Headstones
, the Arkells
, and the Trews
, Kingston, Ontario's the Glorious Sons formed in 2011 around the talents of Jay Emmons, Andrew Young, Adam Paquette, Chris Huot, and Brett Emmons.
Specializing in a winning blend of rootsy alt-pop and Canadian blue-collar trad rock, the band issued a debut EP (Shapeless Art) in 2013 -- the EP garnered positive reviews, as did their energetic live shows. The following year saw the band head into the studio with the Trews
' John-Angus MacDonald and record their debut long-player. The resulting Black Box Recordings
-issued Union, which featured the radio hits "Mama," "Heavy," "White Noise," and "Lightning," arrived in September 2014. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi