originally published at Raz Mataz Magazine
After watching Of Gentlemen and Cowards at the Hideout during Indie Week 2013 on Wednesday, it’s not hard to see how the Hamilton, Ont.-based band landed a gig on the Late Show with David Letterman. The foursome are insanely exciting and fun to watch on stage.
They’re a rock band, through and through, with the pop sensibilities that make them wholly entertaining. Simon Edwards’ vocals are soft and deep, and pair well with Christian Fedele’s echoey guitar. Josh Dawson’s throbbing bass and Jake Warren’s rolling symbols round out the group’s classic sound.
‘Save Me’, the track they played on Letterman, featured a slower, deeper side to the band, while ‘The Grey‘, from their newest EP titled Little Cracks, Little Light, offers a peek into the band’s versatility. The song mixes light reggae influences with casual indie rock playing.
‘Song For You’, however, was the band’s greatest crowd-pleaser. Sensible riffs, steady drums and catchy lyrics made for a happily swaying audience.
For more on Of Gentlemen and Cowards, visit ofgentlemenandcowards.com.
And be sure to check out our Facebook photo gallery from their performance!