Based out of Victoria BC, Isobel Trigger strikes you with their unique style and high-energy performances. With exotic vocals, driving lead lines, and heart-thumping grooves the band weaves a musical web that draws you to the dance floor. Isobel Trigger is about delicate innocence meeting howling distortion; soft in one moment then crashing into powerful crescendos the next. It’s little red riding hood and the big bad wolf all in one!
Isobel Trigger is Felicia Harding (Vocals, Guitar, and Synth), Brett Faulkner (Guitar), Kyle Lowther (Bass), and Ariel Tseng (Drums). Each member takes command of their own elements and breathes life into each song. Although they are often compared to Florence and the Machine, The Cranberries, No Doubt, and Metric, their unique vocals and powerful melodies give Isobel Trigger a sound of their own.
Isobel Trigger independently released their debut album Island in 2009, with singles receiving airplay on radio stations throughout Canada. By 2010, their single Nightmares was nominated by the Vancouver Island Music Awards in three different categories. In 2013, the band released the single Dust and Bones (produced by Adam Sutherland) which pointed them in a new, synth-based direction. The song garnered much attention with it's fantastical music video (produced by Darryl LeCraw) which features vividly creative CGI landscapes, body paint, and an enchanting plot. The song is receiving increasing airplay on various stations in Canada and rave reviews from trending podcasts.
Having just finished recording a 5-track EP Nocturnal with Ryan Worsley (Echoplant Studios) and Adam Sutherland (Infiniti Studios) Isobel Trigger is on the move! The band just released a new single, Tiger Shark in April, and are set to release their new EP July 26th, 2014. They are currently lining up a tour and festivals in support of the upcoming release. This is a band you’ll want to keep your ears on!
"Isobel Trigger is a band that you absolutely have to check out." - Jon Williams, The Zone 91.3
"Isobel Trigger undoubtedly belongs in a large performance hall and deserves much recognition. ... Their skill and sound is too large to be contained on a small stage." - Blake Jacob, The Coastal Spectator
"Mystically engineered local band Isobel Trigger culminates a sound and vocals reflecting the work of famous singers such as Bjork and Florence Welch. Their original music leaves fans suspended with rapture between soft feminine loftiness and a resonance upsurge." - Teresa Lindsay, Vic 42
"In a world overrun with people calling themselves musicians, it’s hard for a legit band to make a name for themselves. Luckily, the music of Isobel Trigger is like eating gummy bears on the Scottish moors, but for your ears." - Amanda Richardson, Nexus Newspaper.
"Energy from the group was consistent and abundant, and it was evident that the band was more than glad to be up on stage giving their best performance, which was refreshingly unaffected and original... a memorable evening at The Railway Club in celebration of their well-written, exciting new record. The Victoria-based band is definitely one to watch for in the coming years" - Emily Groundwater, Ronatron.net
"Isobel Trigger is a band to watch in the coming years. King Minion predicts that Isobel Trigger will have a National presence in Canada within the year and poised to break into the American music market. Do me a favor kids, when you play the “Tonight Show” give a shout out to King Minion!" - King Minion Pod Cast
"Lead vocalist Felicia Harding showed off an impressive vocal talent and range from the get go. Comparable to the vocal styles of Sarah Harmer, and Alanis Morissette, Harding’s vocals were a focal point of the group’s performance for the evening." - Emily Groundwater, Ronatron.net