Brendan Philip signs to Dine Alone, debut EP this May
Brendan Philip has announced the release of his debut EP via Fake Art/Dine Alone Records on May 12. Unapologetically weird and alluring, Brendan Philip’s new release has been called “a vagabond soundtrack, riddled with themes of elusive love, heartbreak and shallow inhibitions.” Listen to the premiere of single “Shadow Ceremony” via Complex Magazine here.
The Toronto songwriter draws inspiration from his home base, a city known for its vast and diverse culture. Inspired by artists as diverse as David Byrne, Outkast, as well as the experimental, soulful collectives of Sun-Ra Arkestra and Parliament Funkadelic, Brendan Philip blends classic and contemporary influences resulting in a unique, ambient yet groove-filled sound all his own.
In 2013, the “post-R&B” singer had the distinction of winning Harbourfront Centre’s SoundClash Music Award, an annual live music competition for cutting-edge, forward-thinking artists across genres, and has performed alongside artists like Bilal, Shad K, MIA and Badbadnotgood. Brendan will also be gracing the stage at Toronto’s Field Trip Festival this June with his new band which features long time friend and collaborator Jahmal Padmore (The Carps, Thunderheist, MSTRKRFT) on drums, as well as Marcus Russell Price (The Working Title, Get Involved) on bass. Recorded at Dreamhouse and Acres YYZ, Padmore contributed his producing skills to the project alongside Brendan and Toronto emcee Keita Juma who co-produced the EP. Brendan was recently featured on Keita Juma’s house-hop single, “Come Over” which has the distinction of being the first indie rap release to climb to #1 on AUX TV’s Top 25 video chart. For more information on Brendan Philip, visit https://www.facebook.com/BrendanPhilipOfficial.