It was an eventful year...a year chock full some may say, of events. Here at Twin Peaks headquarters in the snowy north country we must now take time to reflect of said events, because that is what December 31st is all about.

So here they are, the highlights of 2013 from your favourite busty buddies:

1. We got to share the stage with many great acts and learned a lot from watching the pros. Pros like, Picture the OceanSteve Brockley BandFolky Strum StrumKirby, & Del Barber!

2. We got our very own tour van thanks to our wildly succesful indiegogo campaign. Samuel L. Vanson made it through two gruelling tours and a harsh Canadian winter and we love him dearly.

2. We kicked off our May tour with another sold-out show at one of our favourite venues in Fort St. John, The Lido! Twin Peaks and Tall Cans spent the majority of May touring Alberta and BC with a short stop back home to stretch our van legs and sleep in our own beds..or in Tall Cans case a makeshift futon bed in an entertainment room. Then it was back on the road to travel to one of our most epic desinations so far. Vancouver Island Musicfest!

3. Vancouver Island Musicfest is an event which stands alone for us. Not only did we get to play with friends at a giant festival but we had the opportunity to play stages with bands beyond our years, Arianna GillisRonny Cox (no relation to Doug and have you ever seen the film Deliverance? NO not the pig guy!), and Library Voices. We also met one of our favourite new bands of 2013, The Cumberland Brothers. We listened to their EP Gamey about a kajillion times. We loved these guys so much that we asked them to play on our new album due out in early 2014!

4. We were nominated for two awards this year and we won one!!! Our first ever awards show experience was the 2013 Vancouver Island Music Awards which were open to the rest of the province for the first time this year. We came home with the hardware and everyone was stoked!

The second stab at glory did not go quite so well but attending the Breakout West Festival and Western Canadian Music Awards was a blast and once again we had a chance to see some great live acts (WiL100 Mile HouseJeff Stuart and the HeartsFive Alarm Funk, etc.) and learn some valuable tips and tricks of the 'ol music trade along the way.

5. We began recording our full length album with our dear friend Barry Mathers, read more about Redhouse Recording here. Keep looking for the release date TBA.

As always friends it has been great sharing some of these awesome experiences with you and we hope to share many more in the near future!

Look out 2014 Twin Peaks is coming for you!

xoxo,

Twin Peaks

Regular People, Regular Problems.

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Last weekend Twin Peaks had the extreme pleasure of attending BreakOut West in Calgary, Alberta. We're still convinced Albertans don't go over "how to properly use signal lights" on their driving exams, but that's neither here nor there.We went down to attend the Western Canadian Music Awards and collect our award for Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year... and we did manage to complete one of those tasks! 

While attending the plethora of events that BOW 2013 had to offer we even managed to make some new friends..can you believe that? Of particular note are Denise MacKay and Peter Stone from the band 100 Mile House who were also nominated in our category, check out there gorgeous music here. We also met a few hilarious members of Jeff Stuart and the Hearts and got to check out their ear pleasing set at the Ironwood on Friday night. Not only are these cats extremeley talented but they offered to help us break into the Calgary/Edmonton music scene and we'll hold them to it!

Bottom line, did we win a WCMA? No, but who wants one of those sparkly things collecting dust on the mantle anyway?  We do. Which is why we're recording a full-length album with our dear friend and music guru Barry Mathers at his studio Redhouse Recording in Kelowna this year. If our little EP recorded at a price FAR below industry standards can garner us this much attention who knows what our LP will do. We'll be touring this spring across the prairies spreading our music like a fun STI. We hope to see you out there.

Xoxo,

Twin Peaks

Regular People, Regular Problems.

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