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the Weak Need

the Weak Need

Rock / Modern Rock Alt. Hamilton, ON, CA  CA


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Sounds Like: MUTEMATH, Coldplay, U2, Pink Floyd, OneRepublic

Bio: In 2007 Sean Croley had decided to release an EP (Walk) of some songs that he had been writing under the musical pen name; “the Weak Need”. He then used that EP to find players to form an actual band. In 2009, the Weak Need released their first CD entitled “Restitution”. This CD was promptly n...See Full Bio

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“The band strides comfortably into the radio-friendly territory of bands like Muse and Keane, with brief glimmers of the adventurousness of Radiohead and Aereogramme. The best tracks on the album, such as the stellar Ferris Wheel and Beyond The Stars, are the ones on which the musicians crank the volume, stomp the distortion pedals and belt out the lyrics with rockstar swagger. Such bombastic tracks, however, are outnumbered by the heartfelt ballads that showcase frontman Sean Croley’s emotive vocals and laudable talents on the piano. Some of these softer songs, like the album closer Thank You, feature haunting harmonies and evocative lyricism, but others could benefit from a bit more guitar-fuelled oomph. The album, recorded at Kitchener’s IIdB Studios, (Owned and operated by Sean and Rob in the band) boasts some of the loveliest production quality you’re liable to hear from an indie band, and makes for a strong, satisfying listen.”

— The Record



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