July Talk release new track “Strange Habit”

Photo by Shalan and Paul
Photo by Shalan and Paul

Toronto’s indie-rockers, July Talk have released the new track ‘Strange Habit’, taken from their upcoming album TOUCH due for release on September 9th. ‘Strange Habit’ follows lead single ‘Push + Pull.’

The band recently performed the track live on TV at the iheartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, with the group showing solidarity with the LGBT community post-Orlando in a performance that featured Leah Fay in rainbow eye make-up, crying glitter tears.

“Thematically, TOUCH has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road,” notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. “Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you’re in transit more often than you’re still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we’d get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It’s messy and visceral and unpredictable.”

July Talk are a phenomenal live band and will be embarking on live shows across North America, Europe and the UK, including supporting Nothing But Thieves on selected dates in the U.S. They will play to UK audiences with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in September, the week after the album TOUCH is released. Further updates on the new album will be announced soon.

Picturing Love
Beck + Call
Now I Know
Johnny + Mary
Strange Habit
Push + Pull
Lola + Joseph
So Sorry
Jesus Said So


July 24 Rock The Shores – Colwood, Vancouver Island, Canada
July 29 Osheaga – Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, Canada
July 31 Area 506 Festival – Saint John, Canada
August 18 Brooklyn, NYC – Rough Trade
August 28 Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair
September 3 Sonic Boom Festival – Edmonton, Canada
September 4 XFest – Calgary, Canada

September 7 Paradiso (upstairs room) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 8 Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
September 9 Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
September 10 Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
September 11 Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
September 13 King Tuts – Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 14 Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
September 15 Boston Music Rooms – London, United Kingdom
September 17 Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany
September 19 Lido – Berlin, Germany
September 20 Strom – Munich, Germany
September 21 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
September 22 Underground – Cologne, Germany
September 23 Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

September 26 Angeles, CA – Fonda – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 27 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
September 29 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 2 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 3 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
October 7 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
October 9 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 10 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 11 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing Co.
October 15 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe – supporting Nothing But Thieves
October 17 Columbus, OH – A&R Bar – supporting Nothing But Thieves

October 25 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
October 26 London, ON – London Music Hall
October 28 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 29 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
October 30 Montreal, QC – Café Campus
October 31 Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Theatre
November 25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
December 6 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
December 7 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre