Dan Bowyer

Album Review: We Were Sharks — Lost Touch


After coming together in 2011, years of grinding has paid off for Ottawa, Canada’s We Were Sharks, as they recently inked a deal with Chicago-based Victory Records.  The Canadian sextet is about to release their debut full-length effort for the label entitled Lost Touch which is due for release on February 23rd, 2018.

Lost Touch is a collection of 10 up-tempo poppy tracks that will appeal to fans of bands that make pop-punk their specialty like New Found Glory or Hit The Lights.  From the opening chords of lead single and album opener “Beyond Repair”, it is clear that the listener is embarking on a hook-laden 28 minute odyssey.

The track “Late Bloomer” features Ollie Baxter of labelmates Broadside on guest vocals and illustrates that Lost Touch is a successful follow-up to Not a Chance, the 2015 EP from We Were Sharks which features their breakout single “Bridge Burner” (“Bridge Burner” currently sits at over 1.5 million plays on Spotify).

Fresh off a string of dates in the U.S. with Belmont, We Were Sharks are currently preparing for some Canadian release shows with Gold Finch this March. Following on in the vein of music from the likes of fellow countrymen Seaway and Like Pacific, Lost Touch is yet another solid Canadian contribution to the genre.

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Get your hands on Lost Touch right here. Have you already preordered? Did you catch them on tour or are you seeing them for their Canadian release shows? Leave it in the comments down below or hit us up on Twitter: @SpinThoughts!

TAGS: We Were Sharks | Victory Records

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