Published Sep 09, 2011Hamilton ON's Young Rival have already impressed us with their gritty rock'n'roll tunes and, uh, a fishing videogame. Now, the up-and-coming trio have announced plans to film a tour documentary during their upcoming trek with Hollerado and Yukon Blonde. And while they're on the road, the group will be rolling out weekly clips from the road right here at Exclaim.ca.
Young Rival are currently finishing up their latest album and, if all goes according to plan, this will be their last tour as openers rather than headliners. But given that Young Rival are still a relatively unknown entity, the film will shine the spotlight on the band crashing in sleazy motels and living on the cheap.
The as-yet-untitled film will feature interviews with the band plus other Canadian artists, such as Born Ruffians, Hollerado and Yukon Blonde. Unlike most tour documentaries, there won't be many clips from traditional live shows. Instead, the majority of the music scenes will be filmed at oddball locations they find along the way. These performances may also be turned into a digital live album.
The film is being directed by Brendan McCarney and produced by Last Frame Pictures. Expect it to arrive in spring 2012, with a limited-edition DVD and iTunes release. It may also come to a few film festivals.
Here at Exclaim!, we'll be showing weekly clips from Young Rival's tour. Beginning September 21, they will arrive every Wednesday for the next few weeks in our Click Hear section, and will include behind-the-scenes moments, live footage, performance previews and more.
See Young Rival's tour schedule below.
9/10 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
9/14 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse ^
9/15 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplop Lounge ^
9/16 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks ^
9/17 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre ^
9/18 Regina, SK - The Exchange ^
9/19 Lethbridge, AB - Tongue & Groove ^
9/21 Vancouver, BC - Venue ^
9/22 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival ^
9/25 Cumberland, BC - Waverly Hotel ^
9/27 Nelson, BC - Spiritbar ^
9/28 Fernie, BC - The Grand Central ^
9/29 Calgary, AB - Republik ^
10/7 London, ON - Outback Shack (Fanshawe College) *
10/11 St. Catharines, ON - Mansion House *
^ with Hollerado
* with Yukon Blonde