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The Fugitives is a band Brendan McLeod fronts along with Adrian Glynn. They have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. They recently finished off a Canadian tour opening for Buffy Sainte-Marie, and a Europena tour that saw them perform at Glastonbury. Their newest release is “Everything Will Happen” from Light Organ Records.
The Fugitives first release, In Streetlight Communion (2007), was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for pushing the boundaries of contemporary music. They returned in 2009 with an EP, Find Me, variously described as “an inventive piece of art” (Gauntlet), “tight, well-composed music that demonstrates great lyrical ability” (Discorder), and utilizes “tight, note-perfect harmonies” (Spinner). Their full-length follow-up, Eccentrically We Love, charted in the earshot top 30 for Canadian roots, and was praised for being “poignant” (Uptown), “eclectic and exciting” (See), and “infectious” (CBC).
The Fugitives newest releases, “Bigger than Luck” and “Everything Will Happen” were recorded in Toronto with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott BROOD, Amelia Curran). The EP “Bigger than Luck” was in the earshot! top ten folk charts for ten straight weeks. The LP “Everything Will Happen” was nominated for best roots album (duo/group) at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards and Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.