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Perhaps it’s the various musical backgrounds of its members that makes Go For The Eyes’ hybrid-blues rock sound so interesting- you can’t put your finger on it but ‘there’s no confusion, just rich, deep, heavy, velvet red rock that leaves a catchy lasting impression like a lipstick kiss.’ (Mike Bell, Calgary Herald).
“We’ve been working for half a decade to perfect our sound,” says Jeff Turner (vocals/guitar), “It took losing a member, disowning a whole album, and going through months of writer’s block and research for us to finally find our soul.”
The transitional year proves to have been a silent morning bell. They awakened in March 2013 with the release of Six Through Twelve, an EP which earned them rave reviews across the country, an explosion of tour dates, and a number of high-profile shows including opening slots for Moist and The Trews, a performance at the Calgary Stampeders’ Labour Day Classic halftime show, and the Flames’ home opener.
“This album is just more grown up,” explains Elise Roller (vocals, keys), “It’s about love, conscience, and mostly sex. No whining, no bullshit,” which seems to be the reason why many classic rock enthusiasts are latching on to this raw yet refined act. As music writer Lee Mellor illustrates, “Go For The Eyes is a band who truly understands the concept that it’s not what you play it’s how you play it.”
Finally putting on their big-kid pants with Six Through Twelve, nothing speaks more of the new-found adult nature than their magnetic live show. Sounding as though their voices were harvested from the same bloodline, Turner and Roller are an irresistibly seductive pair.
With the first successful release under their belts, Go For The Eyes will be returning to the studio in March 2014 to record a new EP, Fifteen Through Twenty, with award-winning producer Kirill Telichev. As Turner explains, “I have only one goal in music: to raise the standards.” With this in mind the band has turned their mosaic of influences into a melting pot of genre-spanning domination- and they are ready to change the face of Canadian Music.