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ANOTHER CRUSH
 
 
Another Crush is an indie rock band with a blonde tsunami for a front woman, a raw and arresting alternative sound, and lyrics that will light up the darkest parts of your heart. United by a shared love of 90s rock, they formed in Hamilton in 2018, discovered an incredible chemistry and have developed a massive sound that is vibey and fresh yet somehow familiar. Another Crush are Heather Valley (vocals and guitar), Taylor Roberston (lead guitar), Dave Habza (bass) and Joe Piccolo (drums).

SOUND
  
Their sound is fresh yet familiar, defined by sultry and strong vocals, evocative lyrics, catchy guitar melodies, killer solos and a driving, complex rhythm section. They channel wisftulness, vulnerability, optimism and power all at once.

THEMES
  
They explore timeless themes, including love, delusion, how well you can know another person, forgiveness, trying again, and wishing you could go back to a simpler time.

INFLUENCES​​
 
Another Crush draws influence from a diverse array of bands including the Smashing Pumpkins, Julie and the Wrong Guys, Dinosaur Jr, Sunny Day Real Estate, Haim, the Pixies, Black Sabbath and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & GOALS

 
The band formed in May 2018, released a lo-fi EP entitled “The Iron Horse Demos” in July 2018, began playing shows across Ontario in August 2018, and started developing a strong fan base. In November 2018 they released a live video performance of their song “Here You Are” and amassed 6,000 Facebook views within a week. In December 2018 they headlined the Indie 88 Nu Music Night at the Horseshoe Tavern, recorded a track live in front of a sold-out live audience at the Exeter Sound Studios "Remix Revolution” Xmas Party at Revolution Recording and received a glowing letter of recommendation from legendary producer Ron Saint Germain who was there to see it. In February 2019 they were selected to play the Hamilton stop of the Jim Beam Canadian Music Week Talent Search and booked a summer festival, details TBA. They are recording an EP with Thomas McKay (Joydrop, The Nightcrawlers, Five Guys Named Moe) at Exeter Sound Studios and working with Juno-Award winning engineer Vic Florencia and mastering engineer Phil Demestro at Lacquer Channel. Their first single will be released on May 3, 2019. They are actively seeking representation, booking widely, and planning an international tour.
 
EXPERIENCE

 
Another Crush is a band of experienced musicians:

Heather performs indie-folk music as Heather Valley, will soon release a record featuring Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner, and her song "Lovejoy" will be featured in "Go Fast Pull Up" a Props BMX doc.

Taylor is a talented guitarist with a strong understanding of musical theory who has released original music and contributed to numerous projects as a session musician.
 
Dave is a classically trained pianist and bassist who has toured Canada and Poland. He releases EDM mixes as Force of Sound.

Joe is a skilled drummer who has played in several Hamilton bands, including metal band Dred, which opened for the Misfits.


WEIRD BUT TRUE
 
Heather was a lawyer.

Joe has trained as a professional wrestler.

Dave runs a Star Wars fan page.

Taylor didn’t play lead guitar until Another Crush and now he’s a guitar god!