As a huge fan of alternative music myself, I am always on the hunt for new bands and new music to listen to and enjoy. Most recently, I attended a Catfish and the Bottlemen concert in Anaheim which July Talk happened to be opening for. Throughout the excitement of seeing your favorite band for the first time, you often forget to pay much attention to the opening act, but let me be the first to say I was pleasantly shocked. As soon as July Talk came on stage, their lively energy took over the entire venue and won over the whole audience with their on-stage chemistry, and of course, their musical talent.

The members of this Canadian band include singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay, guitarist Ian Docherty, bassist Josh Warburton, and drummer Danny Miles. Together, their stage presence and rock and roll music makes this one of the bands you should definitely check out this summer.

Lively and passionate performances made this one of the best shows

Throughout the concert in Anaheim, the lead singers' undeniable chemistry made the performance one to keep an eye on. Some of the songs performed in this particular show included "Picturing Love" and "Summer Dress," both of which were well and passionately executed on stage. As I looked around the concert venue I quickly heard everyone begin to question who this mysterious band was:

"What's their name I wanna check them out?"

"I'm definitely gonna look them up when I get home."

"They just got themselves a new fan."

These were just a variety of comments heard all around the House of Blues as soon as July Talk began performing.

Clearly, everyone within 50 miles was amazed at how good this band was and their ability to hype up a crowd.


Following their first album, "July Talk," the band released their second album titled "Touch" on September 9, 2016. After giving this full album a listen I can truly agree with Sandra Sperounes of the Edmonton Journal that the album is "a thrusting, sweaty, and intimate look at lust, loneliness, obsession, and privacy in a world dominated by cellphones, computers, and consumption."

This album does seem very intimate, letting you in the band members' heads and allowing you to see lust and love through their eyes.

Matt Williams from NOW Magazine also described July Talk's second album: "July Talk's sophomore record bristles with the electricity of connection - between singers Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis and the characters inside the songs."