soft pop // 'gentle slacker rock' from st. john's, nl
photo by noah bender
Weary is from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Exclaim! describes the four-piece sound as “comforting, atmospheric pop with a soft, almost lo-fi aesthetic that sometimes skirts gentle slacker rock — with, well, feeling.” Their debut album Feeling Things (December 2017) is a moody breakthrough with lingering guitars and soft stories of loving + losing. Feeling Things grapples with the blunt edges of resistance: care, joy, and healing. GoldFlakePaint describes the album as “a rare, alluring gem.”
Weary recently toured Eastern Canada, performing at Lawnya Vawnya and Halifax Pop Explosion. Feeling Things was nominated for two 2018 MusicNL Awards: Alternative Album of the Year and Rising Star of the Year and received grant support from the City of St. John’s, MusicNL, and ArtsNL.
vocals, guitar / kate lahey
guitar / chris meyers
bass / maria peddle
drums / marcus mclaughlin
our video for “bruise” was released today through not your boys club. check out kate’s interview to learn more about her experience as a first time filmmaker in collaboration with the nickel independent film festival music video incubator project.
hear kate’s interview with leslie amminson of reflective artsNL here. kate talks about her unique story of coming to music, about being vulnerable in the world, about community, her work with Girls Rock NL and St. John’s Womxn in Music.
we’re playing the ship on saturday february 16 with our friends property + the belle trackies!
we’ve got new merch — tshirts designed by Krista Power and printed locally at Living Planet! we’re at the rockhouse on friday december 21, find us at the merch table with tshirts, hand embroidered vintage button ups, self-care zines, CDs and Girls Rock NL merch!
we’re playing halifax pop explosion! you can find us at the carleton on thursday october 18 at 6:30PM.
new zine available in the shop. features lyrics + thanks accompanying 'feeling things'.
weary nominated for two musicnl awards: alternative album of the year and rising star of the year!
09.14 - the nook, halifax
09. 16 - plan b, moncton
09. 18 - black squirrel, ottawa
09. 19 - the cornerstone, guelph
09. 22 - back alley, charlottetown
09. 22 - baba's, charlottetown
10.11 - toslow, st. john's
10.12 - musicnl showcase, twillingate
10.18 - halifax pop explosion
"Their debut offering is titled Feeling Things, and the band played the tunes — comforting, atmospheric pop with a soft, almost lo-fi aesthetic that sometimes skirts gentle slacker rock — with, well, feeling."
"There’s certainly a sense of weathered, contemplative wandering and wondering that snakes its way through this utterly charming collection of songs [...] A rare, alluring gem that deserves to rise above the enveloping fogginess of the season, ‘Feeling Things will make you do just that, in far more superlative ways."
"'Music is about healing, empowerment, access, communication, and supporting one another' says Kate Lahey, who records under the band name Weary. 'And feeling things.'"
"[On] her debut Feeling Things – a soft, guitar-pop affair [...] Weary offers tender reminders that it’s okay to feel things."
"[Feeling Things] exceeds expectation, and sets [Lahey] up as a new musical trailblazer in the province.”
" With the release of their debut seven track EP in December, Feeling Things, Kate Lahey has been making a name for herself in the local music scene. The entire album reflects a process of self-care and healing, which is a strong and empowering message for any woman, and anyone, for that matter. The entire album exceeds expectations."