Fleece brings the Stunning & Atrocious tour to Toronto

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On November 11th, Fleece brought their Stunning & Atrocious tour to the Velvet Underground in Toronto for a night of pure joy. 

The show opened with FanClubWallet, a low-fi indie rock band from Ottawa who brightened the stage with their unassuming charm. Their very short set included cool hits like Car Crash in G Major, C’mon Be Cool, and new single That I Won’t Do.

 

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Then came headliners Fleece. Their album and tour may be called Stunning & Atrocious, but they only brought the most stunning vibes to the stage. Seeing their psychedelic ice cream truck stage set up (handmade by guitarist and vocalist Megan Ennenberg!) was the first taste of what was coming – Fleece live is an explosion of colour, joy, and whimsy. The stage only got more colourful when the four members walked on with their bright outfits and equally bright smiles. 

The band is just as sharp, authentic, and warm live as they are with the sound of their newest indie-rock album. They opened with a spirited rendition of “So Long,” and from that moment on the magical energy didn’t melt for even a moment. Even slower songs like “Bodies Lie” and “Why Can’t We Be Alone” were transformed into rollicking dance parties halfway through. Fans sang along to the entire setlist which consisted of 10 songs from Stunning & Atrocious and 2 from earlier albums. After the crowd nailed sunny single “Upside Down” singer/keyboardist Matt Rogers remarked that it was a dream come true that everyone knew the words. An encore made up of a lively cover of Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and roguish Stunning & Atrocious album closer “Losing Time” brought the unforgettable night to an end. 

The welcoming and joyful atmosphere at a Fleece show is not something you want to miss – check out their website for more tour dates.

 

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Keep up with FanClubWallet: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Tik Tok

Keep up with Fleece: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Website // Tik Tok

Review by Zoe Orion, photos by Evie Maynes

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