‘Already Started’ is the first single of the upcoming EP from 2015 McMaster Battle of the Band Winners, Boy With An Atlas. It is difficult to stand out as a rock band in Hamilton due to the sheer number of bands that come out of this city. It is delightful for an audience to have so much to choose from but that can sometimes be a burden for bands. I mention this because I don’t think I’ve heard this exact sound in Hamilton in a long time.
The thing that makes Boy With An Atlas stand apart is Riley Ducharme singing. We don’t hear a lot of actual singing in our indie rock these days. It was no surprise to see The Smiths listed as an influence on the Facebook page as the broody and melancholy tones are very reminiscent of Morrissey. Hopefully this track is a good representation of what the rest of the album will be like.
The upcoming EP, ‘A Night In City’, will be out on September 11th, 2015 .