Photos—Louise Burns at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, Oct 19 2017
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
Louise Burns at the Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, Thursday Oct. 19.
The Vancouver-based singer/songwriter’s most recent album is this year’s Young Mopes. The record follows 2011’s Polaris Prize-nominated Mellow Drama and 2013’s Midnight Mass.
Burns recorded Young Mopes with guitarist Darcy Hancock and drummer Ryan Peters, both formerly of Vancouver band Ladyhawk. Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Black Mountain) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, Braids, Trust) co-produced the record with her. Songs include “Who’s the Madman” and “Storms“.
Burns co-founded pop band Lillix at the age of 11. By the time she was 15, Burns (along with Lillix) was signed to Madonna‘s Maverick Records label.
Her other projects include Gold & Youth. She is also a freelance contributor and host on CBC’s Radio 3, and a journalist whose writing appears on CBC Music, the Talkhouse and Westender.