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 and reconnect with 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. 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 recently performed the new album from front-to-back during a special 'album-preview' performance show at Winterruption 2019 in Saskatoon. 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, and Scenic Route to Alaska. At the end of 2018, TSM announced the addition of guitarist, Declan Hills. Starting 2019 in a new form, the group is embracing a new energy and sound. Too Soon Monsoon will continue to share music from their upcoming debut full-length album in the track-list order until its springtime release.
The band spent a good chunk of 2018 in the studio, recording their debut full-length album once again with producer, Adam Grant. TSM previously worked closely with Grant 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 released visuals for "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 twice on CTV Morning Live and filmed performances for the Original 16 Brewery Sessions and the Empty Room Series.
The fall 2018 Western Canadian tour and the new album are both made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan's Tour Support and Sound Recording Grant Programs.
TOO SOON monsoon