For the past 13 years, Owen Marchildon has been hovering silently in the subconscious of the Toronto music scene. Writing, recording and performing his velvety flavoured country tinged rock n’ roll songs to both local and international applause. Based in Toronto for most of his artistic career, Owen began playing bass in the critically lauded now defunct Last Gang Records math rock quartet From Fiction. In the years since the breakup of From Fiction Owen’s creative output has been prolific to say the least.
Having released nine full length albums and one E.P. under three different monikers independently, Owen has always approached recording his solo material with an energetic, transcending mentality. The latest solo instalment to the Marchildon! repertoire is an album entitled ‘Please Pass The Potatoes‘. Taken from the album, watch his video for Hockley Gold, on which Owen shared
“The song is about a love affair I had with a beer. A delicious lager called Hockley Gold. It was a small brewery that opened up 20 years ago in a place called Hockley Village. The songs movement tries to evoke the initial feeling you get when the warmth of alcohol hits your blood stream for the first time. Funnily enough, the footage for this video was shot on my grandfathers farm, at the foot of Hockley Valley. Shot in 1985 by my uncle John.”
Recorded and mixed in various spaces throughout Toronto by long time collaborator Jordan Bruce, the 7 song album finds Marchildon! reflecting on the simplicity of happiness, seen through the lens of family life. The album is out May 4th.