Fuelled by a passionate desire to create a sound as unapologetic and powerful as the personalities within the band, pop-infused indie rock quartet MONOWHALES have taken the experiences gained fighting their way up the ranks of Toronto’s highly competitive music scene and barrelled headlong into the creation of their new EP CONTROL FREAK.

It is apparent from the opening notes of the upbeat and feisty lead-off track Take It Back that MONOWHALES have honed their already considerable ability to write songs which inhabit that rare intersection of pop and rock music where meaningful and deeply lyrical songwriting combines with pure, unbridled fun.

“Take It Back” (the first single from Control Freak) earned the band their next step up the rock n’ roll ladder, giving them their first commercial radio airplay and peaking at #25 on the Canadian Alternative Rock Radio charts. This led to opportunities to share the stage with the likes of Coleman Hell, The Beaches, The Pack AD, and more recently direct support to Matt & Kim at the sold out Canadian Music Week kick-off party at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre.

The past year has been a time of growth and evolution as bandmates, musicians, songwriters and performers for vocalist Sally Shaar, guitarist Zach Zanardo, keyboardist Holly Jamieson, and drummer Jordan Circosta.  With a reputation as one of Toronto most refreshing and energetic live bands, MONOWHALES spent the better part of the last year not only developing the songs for Control Freak but augmenting their precocious energy with a layer of disciplined professionalism when it comes to how they approach their craft.  via