without a moment's notice
the monsoon was coming in
With nods to influences like Fleetwood Mac, Metric, Fiona Apple and The White Stripes,
the band creates a fresh sound
by fusing elements of alternative-pop and rock.
Too Soon Monsoon’s debut full length record is a concept album, heavily influenced by the South Saskatchewan River running through their home in Saskatoon. The record carries the listener on an emotional journey along with the band while speaking to universal themes like interconnectedness, growing up, love, seeking purpose and slowing down to appreciate yourself, one another, nature, art and spirit. Being a band that consists of an Indigenous drummer and two non-indigenous members, TSM’s goal is to create music and art that can bring people from different cultures and backgrounds closer together to recognize our common desire for love, joy and acceptance.
The band's debut album: Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide was released on May 3, 2019. Listen/Buy the new album here.
TSM first performed the new album from front-to-back during a special sold-out 'album-preview' performance show at Winterruption 2019 in Saskatoon on January 26/19. This performance was also their debut performance as a three piece. Too Soon Monsoon initially formed as a duo near the end of 2016 after Greg (vocals/keys) had posted a 'bandmate wanted' ad online to which Nathan (drums) was quick to respond. As a duo, TSM released 2 EPs in the second half of 2017 (Little Fire and Side Effects).
TSM has also performed at Breakout West, Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Winterruption, Big Winter Classic and opened for PVRIS, Mo Kenney, Busty and the Bass and Scenic Route to Alaska. At the end of 2018, TSM announced the addition of guitarist, Declan Hills. The band explored 2019 in a new form, embracing a new energy and sound. Too Soon Monsoon will be kicking off 2020 with two exciting festival slots: Big Winter Classic (Calgary) and Winterruption (Edmonton) and then begin writing new music.
After spending a good chunk of 2017 and 2018 in the studio, the band took most of 2019 off from writing to promote the new album. The new album spent 15 weeks on community radio charts across Canada, including reaching #3 on CFCR and #90 overall nationally in May 2019. The album was produced and mixed by Adam Grant (The Ghost of Adam J Productions) and mastered by Trevor Case (Case Mastering: Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson). TSM has worked closely with Adam Grant on both the new album Waves as well as on the recording of their first two EPs. Side Effects was included in the best EPs of 2017 by Cups n Cakes (#8) and spent four weeks in the CFCR Weekly Top Ten (peak #4). The band has released multiple music videos for: "Point of It All", "Stay Golden", "Mountains of Blue", "Ocean" from Waves, "Know Myself" and "Faded" from Side Effects as well as visuals for "Balance", "We'll Live Forever", and "Wandering" from Little Fire. TSM has performed multiple times on CTV Morning Live, interviewed by CBC Saskatoon and CFCR and filmed performances for Stripped Down Live SK (Shaw), Original 16 Brewery Sessions and the Empty Room Series.
The fall 2018 Western Canadian tour and Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide are both made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan's Tour Support and Sound Recording Grant Programs.
TOO SOON monsoon