Playhouse, Montreal's melodic hard rock staples, toast the town with the new single and video for "Champagne."
The new single switches gears from the band's usual hard rock vibe and throws an emotional twist and even a rap into a cool, summer, classic.
Bassist - Danny Williams - "Pete came over to my place one night, we had some wine and ended up writing Champagne. Our producer Kevin Jardine suggested we get Annakin Slayd to lay down a rap and when all was said and done, we ended up with a feel good summer song."
Vocalist - Peter Cat - "Champagne" is a quirky summer time love song inspired by a Greek goddess and written for the lovers and dreamers."
The track is the final tease for the band's new album "Dancing At Funerals" which releases on July, 22 via RFL Records. The album is Playhouse with a mature and more defined sound. It's classic with a modern feel.
Formed in 1987, five high school friends set out to be the biggest rock band to ever come out of Canada. With a reputation for their high energy shows and big anthems, they quickly began filling every club & theater that they played. The band was destined for global success, selling thousands of copies of their two EP's; 1988's "Little Monster" and 1990's "Tongue, Tied & Twisted.” Just like so many bands in the early 90’s, the success that seemed to be theirs for the taking never fully manifested and after almost a decade of decadence and steady touring in support of such bands as Extreme, Killer Dwarfs, Lee Aaron and Harem Scarem, the band decided to call it quits. It was an end of an era………but some things never fully come to an end.
Video for “Chamapagne” can be viewed here:
Fast forward to 2016 - the band reunites and enters the studio with veteran producer and guitarist of Slaves on Dope; Kevin Jardine, to record new songs. In 2017, for the 1st time in 25 years, Playhouse returned to the stage with a sold out comeback show in Montreal, Canada. Many high profile shows followed, including opening slots for The Dead Daisies, L.A. Guns, Buckcherry, Dizzy Reed's Hookers & Blow, Helix, and Warrior Soul. The band also releases their first album "The Rock N’ Roll Circus" to critical acclaim in 2018 and followed that up with a single and video, “Revolution Tonight,” in 2020!
The band has just signed a Worldwide Record deal with US label RFL Records and have completed their new album, “Dancing at Funerals,” working once again with legendary Canadian producer Kevin Jardine(Faith No More, Mastodon, Run DMC, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Korn, Sepultura, Beastie Boys, 3rd Bass, Men Without Hats). This album is sure to turn a lot of heads and will open the ears of the core fans as well as new listeners alike.
Vocals: Peter Cat
Bass: Danny Williams
Guitar: Eric "Freak" Westergard
Drums: Steve Creep
Tour dates are being announced for the “Too Old To Die Young” Tour. Updates for everything that is Playhouse can be found at the links below: