Track Premiere: Shadowhand – Split


It’s been just a little while since we had some fresh material from Ottawa’s own Shadowhand, and we’re excited to premiere their sultry new track “Split.” The song is the third single off Shadowhand’s debut LP Through The Fog, which will be released on March 10 at St. Alban’s Church.

“Split” is an exciting taste of things to come as we wait patiently for Through the Fog to come out. The band’s airy and restrained approach should not be mistaken for lethargy. Rather, they convey moodiness in a way that is not altogether gloomy, enthralling the listener with subtle flourishes and a wide open sound. It may be sombre, but there is a light that burns and shimmers as Shadowhand wades through the darkness.

Shadowhand’s lyrically rich songs are ever-evolving, and vocalist/guitarist Jamieson Mackay leads the charge for this groups ascension. Over the past few years, his growth as a musician comes both on stage and in the studio, and his songwriting and comfort level seem to have reached new levels. He is propped up by the brilliance of the band around him, which features the stage-hardened talents of Matt Corbiere, Brandon Walsh, and Sean Tansey.

The band will be releasing the full LP on March 10 at our Showbox Concert Series event at St. Alban’s Church. Joining them on stage will be The Heavy Medicine Band and Merganzer, which should make for an altogether dreamy night of  local music (event here). They will also be playing Megaphono this Saturday, Feb 10 at Pressed.

The release will be followed by a tour of Southern Ontario and Montreal. The full tour dates are:

  • Sat, March 10 — Ottawa at St Alban’s Church w/ Heavy Medicine Band, Merganzer
  • Thurs, March 15 — Owen Sound at the Heartwood w/ Marshall Veroni
  • Fri, March 16 — Toronto at The Burdock w/ Abigail Lapell
  • Sat, March 24  Montreal at L’Escogriffe w/ Old Time Honey, Little Suns, Corey Gulkin
  • Sun, March 25 — Peterborough at The Garnet