Living Hour

Living Hour

Alternative Indie Pop Rock


Everything about Winnipeg’s Living Hour has been expanding since their humble basement beginnings in 2015. What started with dreamy love songs inspired by the cinematic sky of their hometown has transformed into even more sprawling and expansive expressions on their latest effort, Softer Faces due March 1, 2019. Living Hour tours the United States in March 2019.

What started as a quartet is now a quintet, though still led by the smoky, ethereal lead vocals of Sam Sarty (vocals, trombone, keyboard), who started singing in choirs at a young age. With her strong vocal backbone, musicians Gil Carroll (guitar), Adam Soloway (guitar, vocals), Alex Chochinov (drums, trumpet, organelle), and Brett Ticzon (bass, vocals) are able to shine. Three voices, guitar, trombone, brushed percussion, and boundless effects sees Living Hour pulling from many genres to create their own sonically diverse and unique vibe.

Press Highlights

“Some of the most heartsick synth-pop since Cocteau Twins. We're talking sweeping casios, massive hooks, and lovey-dovey feelings big enough to float on.” - Noisey

“Winnipeg rockers Living Hour dream big with grandiose, all-encompassing shoegaze that stretches to the ends of the earth...With gauzy guitar hooks and wide-open, drifting vocals, Living Hour wear their heart on their sleeve. It is equal parts scuzzy noise and charming dream-pop.” -Stereogum

“Living Hour combine fuzzy, melodic, psych-rock riffs with washed-out textures and powerful, stirring vocals to create a sound that pours over the space and engulfs its audience.” - The Underground

“Hazy, widescreen pop with emotive smoky vocals” - Brooklyn Vegan

"Slowdive just returned, but shoegaze music was already in good hands with Living Hour." - NPR


Softer Faces



"Before You Leave" from Softer Faces

Softer Faces



"Bottom Step" from Softer Faces

Softer Faces



"Hallboy" from Softer Faces


Hallboy by Living Hour

Water by Living Hour

Before You Leave | Audiotree live by Living Hour

Tous les garcons et les filles (Francoise Hardy cover) by Living Hour

Inside by Living Hour

Seagull by Living Hour

Steady Glazed Eyes (Official Video) by Living Hour


Softer Faces

Softer Faces Living Hour

Released: March 1, 2019

Producer: Kurt Feldman

Label: Kanine Records

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Living Hour

Living Hour Living Hour

Released: April 23, 2015

Label: Lefse Records, Tree Machine Records

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Steady Glazed Eyes

Steady Glazed Eyes Living Hour

Released: February 14, 2014

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The Good Will Social Club
625 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

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