MEDIA QUOTES

“…this is music as microhistory — and we’re eager to learn more.” – CBC Music

“A preservation piece, of sorts. A history lesson in Acadian music.” – East Coast Music Hour (CBC) 

“The nostalgia-fuelled power-pop of Sluice is the stuff summer drives—windows down, music blasting—are made of.” – The Coast

“…a joyous album.” – CBC Saint John Information Morning

“…célèbre la culture acadienne à travers le rock.” – On dira ce qu’on voudra (ICI Première)

“C’est véritablement en s’investisant dans ce projet que [Murphy] à rédecouvert ses racines.” – Michel le samedi (ICI Acadie)

“[Une] nostaglie que l’on retrouve dans les paroles mais également dans la mélodie pop-punk onirique, de son univers musical ancrée dans la décannie 1990.” – Le réveil Nouvelle-Écosse et Terre- Neuve (ICI Acadie)

On peut facilement s’imaginer partir sur un road-trip en écoutant cet album…Un beau mariage entre la nostalgie et la puissance des guitares électriques, un peu à la Tom Petty dans ses élans plus rock.” – Acadie Nouvelle

“[Murphy] a réussi de mettre Par-en-Bas sur la scène a travers la musique, d’une manière qui n’a jamais été faite.” – Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse

“un album surprenant et très captivant… Trames musicale puissante, voix forte tout est là pour attirer votre attention. Laissez-vous charmer.” – CanRock

BIO

Nova Scotian francophone power pop act Sluice celebrates the release of their debut album, Le succès par le travail. Fueled by nostalgia and hyper regional history, these are songs that are entrenched in the breezy and foggy summers of Par-en-Bas – a region that encompasses several Acadian communities around Yarmouth, NS. Huge guitars, crunchy bass, and indelible hooks provide the framework for a rapidfire record that delivers stories growing up in a small place, making big mistakes, and losing yourself in the blinding bliss of learning who you are.

Against a backdrop of Par-en-Bas’ distinct accent and dialect, the record melds universal wistful themes with geographic touchstones and memories founded in one of the oldest Acadian regions in the country. This, as CBC Music says, “is music as mico-history.”

The name of the band itself, Sluice (rhymes with ‘juice’), recalls the village of Sluice Point while also pointing to an agricultural irrigation system used by early Acadians throughout Nova Scotia.

Undertaking this new moniker, Trevor Murphy (Quiet Parade, Dance Movie) brings to life not only a debut album that effortlessly blends his foundational cultural and musical influences, but also the first slate of music he’s ever written in French.

AS SEEN & HEARD ON :
La fête en Acadie: Tableau de Backyard (ICI Télé/TOU.TV)
Hockey Night In Canada
(CBC/Sportsnet)
31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
On dira ce qu’on voudrait
(ICI Première)
C’est ma tournée (ICI Première)
Scènes locales (ICI Première)
CBC Radio 3 (Radio Satellite)

FESTIVALS & SHOWCASES :
Festival acadien de Clare 2021 (Virtuel)
Acadie Rock 2021 (Presentiel)
Francofest 2021 (Presentiel)
FrancoFête en Acadie 2021 (Presentiel)
Nova Scotia Music Week 2021 (Presentiel)


NEWS

★ Sluice nominated for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards! (February 2022)

★ Sluice WINS the Music Nova Scotia Award for Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year! (November 2021)

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CONTACT

sluice [at] acadianembassy [dot] com