Won Album of The Year in 2015 for Conversationalist at the East Coast Music Awards in St. John’s NL. Pretended not to care but, oh boy, we were happy. Not pictured: @riffgunner x @mattmscott x @elkbass x @centurysamuel x @audioford who made that album cycle the best it could have been. • Big love to all out there getting through these weird and challenging times. 🖤⚡️💯🎧 #ecmathrowbacks
Throwback to when we were small children. 💙 #tbt @thecoasthalifax cover from 2006 during the release of 'The Coast Is Clear'. ⚓️⚡️Made possibe by @thorneyhfx /// 📷by: @photomunn
I cannot thank you all enough - all 27,000 of you according to @spotify - for spending your precious time listening to our music. Lots of love at this sentimental time of year. May all your dreams come true in 2018. WE LOVE U. 🖤⚡️🎄🎈-- IFSx cc @spotifycanada
Drawn by @dougbelding at yesterday's Gord Downie tribute show. 👌🏻🙏🏼
The @thetragicallyhip songs are picked for the Gord Downie tribute tonight at @garrisonbrewing. If you were unable to get tix the show will be live on air at @live105hrm and also streaming visually on @atlanticlivestream. Thanks to everyone for the song recommendations! 🖤⚡️
Pretty darn thrilled to be part of the music in this new @netflix series! 'Animals' is featured in EP7. Big shout to @bankrobbermusic for making this happen 🙌🏻🙏🏼👏🏻 #gypsy #naomiwatts #netflixgypsy #gypsynetflix
PAUSE. REFLECT. ///////// Just want to say hi to everyone! We are working hard on a few things for you. Also we will hopefully play a handful of shows later this year or early next year. As always you will hear it here first. We love you very much and just feel the need to tell you. 💙🙌🏻☕️
Studio finds. 👌🏻////// @glenferdnicholson 's gorgeous @evansdrumheads from the era! #2009 #WeAreAnEmpireMyDear
This won the day at @eastcoastmusicassoc weekend in Saint John. Pretty blown away to be included in this 'Heroes Of East Coast Music' comic card set. Great drawing by Jill Davis Leblanc.
MOMENTS /// 📷: Captured by @twisiamanda 👌🏻
Why we do!!!! Love you forever, Halifax. ❤⚓️💙
HE HAS A PLAN AND WE ARE ALL ON BOARD. @glenferdnicholson ////////@groundswellmusic FEST w. @riaisawake x @arsoniste
I wrote some stuff over at @musicnovascotia about tonight! EXCITED. -JM /////////// We've shared the same haircut and clothes long before we knew each other. Then one day about 6 years ago we said Hey, I like you. We should be friends. It stuck. SUPER excited and proud to open up for a person I have admired long before the rest of the world had the privilege. -JM @inflightsafety @riaisawake at @groundswellmusic Fest tn! #mnstakeover
WORKPLACE. ///////// Getting all the hits prepped for March 18 w @riaisawake + @arsoniste for @groundswellmusic FEST in Halifax! 🍕🎹🔥
Cannot wait for this ! There will likely be some Back Street Boys sing alongs, tasty beers, food and maybe kittens! @Groundswellmusic Fest on March 18 w/ @riaisawake x @arsoniste at Olympic Hall, Halifax, NS. //////// Other days include: @thestanfields x @likeamotorcycle and more !!!
@salesforce asked us to crash their holiday party this year and we happily obliged ! Love being on this stage! 🎅🏻🌲🎈🎉 LIVE UPDATES ALL NIGHT. 🎉
PRACTISE. PRACTISE. PRACTISE, KIDS! 🍻😁☕️️
You know you wanna hear it. Don't fight it. 🎅🏻🌲✌🏻️/////////////////// Recorded a few years ago and mixed last year I posted this track on my facebook page with the caption Seriously. What kind of self-respecting artist covers a Wham! song?! I expected a few jokey posts but instead I think this song finally got a proper release. Getting a truly surprising and overwhelming response to the track this year (thanks @live105hrm and @cbcradio ). Do check it out and share with your loved ones... or enemies. Hope you enjoy and happy holidays. -JMx #wham #lastchristmas #christmascover #xmascover #christmassongs #1980s #whamcover
Matt's notes on this 90s work horse synth are a thing of beauty. 🎹💙 //////////////// This keyboard (Yamaha S80) has been on duty for almost every show we have ever played since the beginning of time - well, IFS Standard Time. At least the Rhodes sound, the cello samples or the Analog Synth pad is on every record. Those sounds have stood the test of time (using one of them today). Daniel has the original unit and this one was picked up in Boston from a Church during a road trip to see @m83music - all our original sounds on it though. There was no particular reason why we (Jon Sheen - who pioneered the early IFS soundscapes) bought this synth in the first place other than the amazing Mellotron/String sounds. It's still here and still kicking. Only @robbietick and Ian from @alanayorke are the only others to wield this beast. Love for the synth players out there making 'rock' bands far more interesting.
If you are wondering why the show on Saturday sounded more like a 2016 Ferrari and less like a 1986 Chevette it is because of this guy. One of the best sound people I know. He has donated a ton of time and energy to the band over the years. What was his last gig before mixing IFS at 1am in Truro? The opening and closing ceremonies of The Olympics. THE. OLYMPICS. Carl Gosine everybody. Carl thank you for still returning my emails even though you are now the Beyonce of sound people. We 💙 you.
We survived the time change and have this foto to prove it. Thank you for being such a amazing and attentive late night crowd! Loved every minute of it. 💙🙌🏻 @truronsmw - @musicnovascotia you make amazing moments possible ///////// #repost 📷: amazing @kestrelsband
Hi. 👋🏻 /////////// Tonight at 1245 w/ @kestrelsband x @quietparade x @voguedots x @hellodelaware x @threesheetmuzik at @musicnovascotia fest
Truro has decided to allow us back after our last show in the country bar only contained one Johnny Cash riff! Nov 5 at Holiday Inn for @musicnovascotia's @truronsmw 2016 ! 🍩🍕☕️️ w/ @kestrelsband x @quietparade x @voguedots x @hellodelaware + more! //////// This is our last public performance this year. Do come and hang out ! 📷 by @megsapixel - (One Zach M missing from photo)
Uncle Glen and baby Roman are getting ready for tonight's show! 💙