We’re Places Erupt. A Toronto-based quintet. Our instrumentation: acoustic guitar, electric cello, violin, drums, and vocals. We’re not classical, we’re not folk, we’re not rock, but our sound is infused with all three.
An advance review of our upcoming record “Breathe A Storm”:
“Places Erupt play elegantly fluid, elemental chamber-folk-rock, built on the tensions between dynamic swells, the spaces between sounds, places most bands only glance at on their way to the chorus. Half string ensemble and half rock band, their sound is fueled by dizzying, grotesque filigrees of noise pitted against fragile, sonorous beauty and matched with a warped lyrical poetry.
On their debut album Breathe A Storm, they delve into anxieties both modern and ancient, exploding them into cinematic compositions which paint very private emotions onto enormous canvasses. It is lush and haunting, beautiful and deeply unsettling in equal measure.”