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Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.

A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.

Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants ... Read more

Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.

A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.

Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants and the trio are currently recording a debut album together for release in early 2014.

For now, and by way of an introduction, the ‘Australia 2013’ EP (One Little Indian, 8th July) boasts three new compositions, an unexpected and lovely INXS cover, and revisits Teenage Fanclub’s ‘I Don’t Want Control Of You’*and The Pernice Brothers ‘Amazing Glow’~ for good measure.
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other's hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.

A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.

Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants and the trio are currently recording a debut album together for release in early 2014.

For now, and by way of an introduction, the ‘Australia 2013’ EP (One Little Indian, 8th July) boasts three new compositions, an unexpected and lovely INXS cover, and revisits Teenage Fanclub’s ‘I Don’t Want Control Of You’*and The Pernice Brothers ‘Amazing Glow’~ for good measure.
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other's hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Finding himself newly resident of Toronto, Ontario last year, Norman Blake was re-introduced to local Joe Pernice care of Pernice Brothers drummer Patrick Berkley – both having worked with Norwegian band, I Was A King in 2012.

A rendezvous swiftly arranged, ‘Within minutes of hanging out in my kitchen we were booking recording dates’ says Joe, the pair making their live debut with low-key public performances in a Toronto tavern – shows marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts.

Joined by Mike Belisky of The Sadies on drums, the band crystalized as The New Mendicants and the trio are currently recording a debut album together for release in early 2014.

For now, and by way of an introduction, the ‘Australia 2013’ EP (One Little Indian, 8th July) boasts three new compositions, an unexpected and lovely INXS cover, and revisits Teenage Fanclub’s ‘I Don’t Want Control Of You’*and The Pernice Brothers ‘Amazing Glow’~ for good measure.
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other's hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.

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