Translated by Ciara McGrath, co-op student
Fevers presents their first official video at the Mercury Lounge. But those who don’t have the opportunity to go there have no need to worry, for this video will also be shown at the Canadian Tulip Festival May 12, then performed at Bluesfest, July 5.
© Photo : Shooter McNally
The Fevers group, from left to right, Martin Charbonneau, Mike Stauffer, Colin MacDougall, Sarah Bradley and Jim Hopkins. (Photo: Archvies)
A year after its official debut, the fruit of the inspiration of Jim Hopkins and Colin MacDougall, the indie electronic rock group, Fevers, put pictures to its words, through the inspiration of producer Bryan "Shooter" McNally of Ottawa.
"Bryan approached us and we immediately wanted to work with him. This is a great experience, and we were fortunate to receive much help to this video," says Martin Charbonneau.
A fundraising campaign conducted on social media has raised nearly $3,000, with contributions from several local businesses, including the Sponsorship Fund of the Association of the Ottawa Police and members of the La Siembra.
Passion is Dead (Long Live Fashion), the title track of Fevers first maxi-album, takes on new life, that fans of the group will discover on Youtube.
The independent electronic pop artists Sarah Bradley, Martin Charbonneau, Jim Hopkins, Colin MacDougall and Mike Stauffer have a chance to make themselves known in a booming Ottawan community musical.
Incorporating electronic music and indie rock, the group relies on the work of electronic artists of today and yesterday to develop a sound all its own that public will have the opportunity to hear the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest.
"It's an incredible opportunity that rewards us for our work,” welcomes Colin MacDougall. “We want to enjoy spring and summer to play as much as possible and gain experience. In the fall, we will start recording new songs for our first real album, out between winter and next spring."
To accompany the launch of this first video clip, the band will give a little acoustic performance. Those who want to discover Fevers can also go download their first mini-album Passion is Dead on the group's website www.feversband.com.