Roes began Ivory Hours in 2012 as an anxiety-riddled engineering student, spending endless hours locked in a room recording demos. The T.S. Eliot inspired name is an echo of those early art-rock ambitions, but a flirtation with pop music quickly rekindled Roes’ childhood obsession with radio. Inspired by heartbreak and a newfound catharsis in live performance, he penned the songs for the debut album ‘Morning Light’. Released in 2015, the band made a mark with the single ‘Warpaint’, receiving their first commercial airplay, winning two emerging artist awards and beginning a series of Canadian tours.
Based in London and joined by Thomas Perquin (Drums) and Carson Ouellette (Bass) the band continues to defy the odds as a fully independent Canadian act. Ivory Hours is unafraid to try on new sonic identities while remaining uniquely identifiable in the voice and idiosyncratic guitar playing of Roes. This next chapter is poised to eclipse the rest.