Toronto indie pop band Flatrock combines the dreamy, introspective tone of bands like London GrammarPatrick Watson, and Timber Timbre with the triumphant pop aesthetic of SiaSt. Vincent, and Florence + the Machine. With deep-rooted grooves, shimmering textures, and soaring vocals, Flatrock’s indie pop anthems hold the imagination and stay with the audience long after listening.

Melissa Murphy's powerful voice flows over top of the stable groove of the rhythm section - backed by drummer James Law and bassist Dave Haskett - and the music is bound together by guitarist Dan Rougeau's lush accompaniment. Danceable grooves meet glistening chords and hard-hitting basslines to create the group's remarkable sound. Flatrock's music takes the listener on a journey packed with heartache, self doubt, and the ineffable internal struggle that burdens us all.

After having completed several successful tours of Canada’s east coast, Flatrock is set to release their highly anticipated debut album The Hill in Summer 2016, accompanied by a cross-country release tour. Recorded in Toronto with Andrew Mullin (Union Duke, The O’Pears) at Canterbury Studios, and produced by New York’s Franky Rousseau (Austin Peralta, Arthur Hnatek), the album will be a glowing presence in the Canadian music scene.



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  • It is this obvious juxtaposition- the sweet and soothing pop vocals of Murphy contrasting with the rock’n’roll nature of the instrumental section- which makes The Hill such an interesting and enjoyable record.

    -- Canadian Beats --



Mahtay Cafe – August 3rd – ST. CATHARINES
Fionn MacCools – August 5th – BURLINGTON
The Baltimore House – August 9th – HAMILTON
DSTRCT Lounge – August 10th – GUELPH
Avant Garde – August 11th – OTTAWA
Le Cagibi – August 12th – MONTREAL
The Mansion – August 13th – KINGSTON
Lolas – August 14th – CORNWALL
Callahan’s Pub – August 17th – ST. JOHN
Baba’s Lounge – August 20th – CHARLOTTETOWN
The Carleton – August 24th – HALIFAX
The Rockhouse – August 27th – ST. JOHN’S
Plan B – August 29th – MONCTON
Grumpy’s – September 2nd – MONTREAL
The Shelter – September 3rd – LAC SIMON
The Garrison – September 7th – TORONTO *CD RELEASE PARTY*
LopLops – September 9th – SAULT STE MARIE
The Foundry – September 10th – THUNDER BAY
St. Norbert Hotel – September 11th – WINNIPEG
The Capitol Club – September 13th – SASKATOON
Durty Nelly’s – September 14th – REGINA
Urban Ground – September 15 – SWIFT CURRENT
Fionn MacCool’s – September 16th – CROSSIRON
The Legion – September 17th – JASPER
Ironwood Stage & Grill – September 19th – CALGARY
Nancy O’s – September 20th – PRINCE GEORGE
Fernando’s Pub – September 21st – KELOWNA
Studio Records – September 22nd – VANCOUVER
The Gumboot Cafe – September 23 – ROBERTS CREEK



The Painted Lady – January 14th/2015 – TORONTO
Le Cagibi w/ Maerin Hunting – August 22nd/2015 – MONTREAL
The Daily Grind w/ Joey McNitt & Treasure Dub – August 24th/2015 – OTTAWA
The Ship Pub w/ London Above & Quote the Raven – August 29th/2015 – ST. JOHN’S
Babas Lounge w/ Nick Doneff – August 31st/2015 – CHARLETTOWN
Taco Pica w/ The Tooth and the Fang – September 1st/2015 – SAINT JOHN
The Mansion w/ Anna Sudac & Rae Corcoran – September 4th/2015 – KINGSTON
Private Event – September 6th/2015 – LAC-SIMON
The Painted Lady w/M’Grasker & Redsteps – September 10th/2015 – TORONTO
Homegrown – September 13th/2015 – HAMILTON
Rancho Relaxo – April 18th/2015 – TORONTO
The Piston – February 19th/2015 – TORONTO
Handlebar – December 16th/2014 – TORONTO
C’est What – November 22nd/2014 – TORONTO
Gordy’s Brewhouse – November 10th/2014 – LONDON
The Daily Grind – November 8th/2014 – OTTAWA
Chez Boris – November 7th/2014 – MONTREAL
The Painted Lady – November 5th/2014 – TORONTO
The Holy Oak – August 28th/2014 – TORONTO
The Central – June 24th/2014 – TORONTO
C’est What – May 31st/2014 – TORONTO


For booking please email: flatrocksound@gmail.com
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