“We’ve made a lot more friends since the last time we’ve been here.” Jimmy Vallance from Bob Moses laughed into the crowd & tousled his blonde hair from his eyes. The electro-pop duo known as Bob Moses just wrapped up their headlining North American tour in support of their newest album, The Silence In Between.
The duo Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance attended the same middle school, occasionally floating around the same music scene. It wasn’t until years later that they would stumble upon each other again while living in New York City. Vallance had been working with a recording company, releasing progressive hits for Sia, Chris Lake, and Markus Schultz. Howie had pursued singing and was in a rock band called Coalition. They eventually moved in together, merged their love for trance and alternative rock, and released their debut EP.
10 years and a Grammy win later, they’re now one of the biggest names in electro-pop.
The Silence In Between
For the duo’s third full-length LP, they kicked off a 25-date headlining tour back in March. The North American leg of their journey closed in their hometown of Vancouver this past weekend, and now they’re heading overseas.
Check out River Beat’s gallery from the Bob Moses Silence In Between tour
Their recent single “Love Brand New” is No. 2 on the Alternative radio chart and finds Bob Moses tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Billboard says: “the Nine-Inch Nails influenced single is a dark, brooding slow build that pulsates with moody lust, growls power riffs and shows off a heavier sound for the duo.”
The Silence in Between includes singles like “Time And Time Again”, “Never Ending”, and “Hanging On.” As Bob Moses’ first full-length since signing to Astralwerks, the album follows their JUNO Award-nominated 2020 project Desire and marks their first full-length since 2018’s Battle Lines (featuring the hit single “Back Down”).
The band’s dynamic catalog also includes their acclaimed debut album Days Gone By — a 2015 release featuring standouts like “Tearing Me Up,” a Top 15 US Alternative radio hit nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards.
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