“My Bloody Valentine mixed with Dance Dance Revolution”… could be a pretty good description of Country’s colored, apocalyptic and sensual sleaze-wave sound. Co/ntry by name, but not by nature, is born by the encounter of the savant-folk bad boy Jonathan Sheppard (aka Beaver) with the synth virtuoso David Whitten (aka Mr Lavender). The duo recorded a first opus in 2014, « Failure », on Summercool Records, which spiced up the Montreal’s synthpop scene.
Since then, they have roamed and electrified underground venues, from Toronto, Paris, Berlin, to internationally renowed festivals such as Pop Montreal and M for Montreal.
Widely inspired by artists merging music with performance art such as Psychic TV, Nina Hagen, Suicide, Klaus Nomi, Grace Jones or Yoko Ono, Co/ntry is dystopic and quirky. Three years of standout shows lead them today to their anticipated second album in which they will celebrate a "Brave New World".
Upcoming album on Fantôme Records (home of Le Matos and We Are Wolves) in 2016