The eclectic Canadian group Timber Timbre features singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Taylor Kirk, keyboardist Mathieu Charbonneau, guitarist Simon Trottier, and drummer Olivier Fairfield.
Taking inspiration for the project's name from a cabin in Ontario where Kirk made some of his first recordings, Timber Timbre self-released two albums -- 2006's Cedar Shakes and the following year's Medicinals -- before signing to the Canadian imprint Arts & Crafts
. The label released Timber Timbre's self-titled album, which made the Polaris Prize long list, in 2009. After touring in 2010 with artists such as Jónsi
and the Low Anthem
, Timber Timbre returned with their fourth album, Creep on Creepin' On, in early 2011; it was shortlisted for that year's Polaris Prize. In 2013, they returned to the studio to lay tracks down for 2014's Hot Dreams, which included vintage soul and country influences. The trio decamped to Paris for 2017's Sincerely, Future Pollution, which combined '80s sounds with commentary on the state of the world in the late 2010s. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi