Ivory Hours

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Ivory Hours is the ever-evolving indie-pop outlet of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Luke Roes. One of the rare breed of music makers as obsessed with the studio as songwriting, Roes’ efforts have reached a new apex in ‘Boys Club’. It’s a tongue-in-cheek name for a soaring anthem about loneliness. Self-recorded and produced, it’s a unfiltered look at the invisible wall of introversion that has inspired so many of the bands songs.
Roes began Ivory Hours in 2012 as an anxiety-ridden engineering student, spending endless hours locked in a room with a guitar. The T.S. Eliot inspired name is an echo of those early art-rock ambitions, but a flirtation with pop music quickly rekindled Roes’ childhood obsession for radio. Inspired by heartbreak and a newfound catharsis in live performance, he penned the songs for the debut album ‘Morning Light’. Released in 2015 the band made a mark with the single ‘Warpaint’, receiving their first commercial play, winning two emerging artist awards and beginning a series of Canadian tours.
2017 saw the release of the follow up ‘Dreamworld’, a deviation into grittier alt-rock. Leaning on chunky guitar riffs, Roes explored feminism in the lead single ‘Shadow Kids’, the chorus “don’t be afraid of being strange” acknowledging the outliers at the heart of positive change. The title track ‘Dreamworld’ is a psychedelic-inspired reflection, toying with our concept of the supernatural and asserting that humanity itself is capable of divinity.
Based in London and joined by Thomas Perquin (Drums) and Carson Ouellette (Bass) the band continues to defy the odds as a fully independent Canadian act. Ivory Hours is unafraid to try on new sonic identities while remaining uniquely identifiable in the voice and idiosyncratic guitar playing of Roes. This next chapter is poised to be as exciting as the rest.
June 7th – London, ON – London Music Hall
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