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Right off the bat, you may wonder what is a Shirley. A Shirley is a ride or die, a way of life. Raphaëlle Chouinard (Vocals; Guitar), Sarah Dion (Bass), and Lisandre Bourdages (Drums) had too much whisky one night and accidentally unleashed the beast within them to become Les Shirley; a kickass rock power trio.

Drenched in early 2000’s pop culture, their sound is shaped by their punk rock teenage years and the women they became today, karaokeing their nights away to pop anthems. A symphony of raw power chords, raging riffs and wild vocal melodies that is never getting out of your head. From Blink-182 to Céline Dion, their influences are vast and it shows in the craftsmanship of their songs. Formed in early 2018, Les Shirley rapidly made their way into Montreal’s music scene. Their debut EP, released in March 2019, brought them three nominations at GAMIQ and, the band brought home the trophies for Best New Artist and Rock EP Of The Year. Local radio station CHOM picked up their singles and have been spinning them heavily ever since. The girls toured Quebec on many occasions and have shared the stage with acts such as The Beaches, Anti Queens, and Ten Foot Poles. In March 2020, they took part in the first all-female bill for CHOM’s Rock Room.

Les Shirley was scheduled to play many festivals set to take place in summer 2020 (Festival d’été de Québec, Le Festif, FME). The pandemic didn’t kill their love for rocking out and, the band is ready to burn down whatever comes their way.

Forever Is Now, their debut album, came out on march 19th 2021. It is pure energy; a craving to live fully in the present (especially in times like these) and it’s a feeling that builds up from song to song. It’s a collection of sounds that takes roots in dirty punk rock as well as old rock ballads and melodic pop anthems. The band created a fresh new sound while embracing their influences past and present.

Already, the critics, the media and the public reception is out of this world! The band as been featured on numerous important medias (Journal de Montréal, La presse, Le Devoir, Le Soleil, Radio-Canada, Exclaim!, etc.) and radios such as CHOM 97.7, TSN, BLVD and many college radios are spinning the singles. The band also got featured on various podcasts across the world and the important

Berlin-based punk magazine OX-Fanzine featured them as their new favorite artist on their April issue. They have been featured on many big editorial playlists on Spotify and their debut single 'forget it i'm in love' as over 100k plays on that platform alone up to now. They are featured as 'ones to watch' on Sirius XM's The Verge and are set to be aired on CBC's The Stombo Show on Sunday may 2nd. The single also peaked at number 36 on Canada Active Rock charts. It is even more impressive that they achieved all this without a label, 100% DIY.

Right off the bat, you may wonder what is a Shirley. A Shirley is a ride or die, a way of life. Raphaëlle Chouinard (Vocals; Guitar), Sarah Dion (Bass), and Lisandre Bourdages (Drums) had too much whisky one night and accidentally unleashed the beast within them to become Les Shirley; a kickass rock power trio.

Drenched in early 2000’s pop culture, their sound is shaped by their punk rock teenage years and the women they became today, karaokeing their nights away to pop anthems. A symphony of raw power chords, raging riffs and wild vocal melodies that is never getting out of your head. From Blink-182 to Céline Dion, their influences are vast and it shows in the craftsmanship of their songs. Formed in early 2018, Les Shirley rapidly made their way into Montreal’s music scene. Their debut EP, released in March 2019, brought them three nominations at GAMIQ and, the band brought home the trophies for Best New Artist and Rock EP Of The Year. Local radio station CHOM picked up their singles and have been spinning them heavily ever since. The girls toured Quebec on many occasions and have shared the stage with acts such as The Beaches, Anti Queens, and Ten Foot Poles. In March 2020, they took part in the first all-female bill for CHOM’s Rock Room.

Les Shirley was scheduled to play many festivals set to take place in summer 2020 (Festival d’été de Québec, Le Festif, FME). The pandemic didn’t kill their love for rocking out and, the band is ready to burn down whatever comes their way.

Forever Is Now, their debut album, came out on march 19th 2021. It is pure energy; a craving to live fully in the present (especially in times like these) and it’s a feeling that builds up from song to song. It’s a collection of sounds that takes roots in dirty punk rock as well as old rock ballads and melodic pop anthems. The band created a fresh new sound while embracing their influences past and present.

Already, the critics, the media and the public reception is out of this world! The band as been featured on numerous important medias (Journal de Montréal, La presse, Le Devoir, Le Soleil, Radio-Canada, Exclaim!, etc.) and radios such as CHOM 97.7, TSN, BLVD and many college radios are spinning the singles. The band also got featured on various podcasts across the world and the important

Berlin-based punk magazine OX-Fanzine featured them as their new favorite artist on their April issue. They have been featured on many big editorial playlists on Spotify and their debut single 'forget it i'm in love' as over 100k plays on that platform alone up to now. They are featured as 'ones to watch' on Sirius XM's The Verge and are set to be aired on CBC's The Stombo Show on Sunday may 2nd. The single also peaked at number 36 on Canada Active Rock charts. It is even more impressive that they achieved all this without a label, 100% DIY.

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