The Strumbellas
The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas

About The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas is a Canadian indie-rock band whose music blends rootsy harmony vocals with country, folk, and punk influences.

∙ Formed in Toronto in 2008, the sextet released a well-reviewed 2009 eponymous EP and played weekly residencies at venerable local nightclubs The Cameron House and The Dakota Tavern.
∙ Keyboardist David Ritter created an 8-bit video game in which the band members battle characters from the songs on their 2012 debut album, My Father and the Hunter.
∙ Their second LP, We Still Move on Dance Floors, won a 2014 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group.
∙ “Spirits,” their hit single from the 2016 LP Hope, topped Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart, won a Juno Award, and earned three honors at the Canadian Radio Music Awards.
∙ In 2017, the group received two Canadian Independent Music Awards for the track “We Don’t Know”: Songwriter of the Year and Single of the Year.
∙ The Liberal Party of Canada used “One Hand Up”—from their fourth album, Rattlesnake—as the anthem for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s successful 2019 reelection campaign.

  • ORIGIN
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • FORMED
    2008

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