Since their 2009 debut, Montreal's Thus Owls, aka Swedish- Canadian couple Erika and Simon Angell, have emerged as a dark pearl and respected voice in Canada’s underground music scene.
Simon's stark and idiosyncratic guitar work blends with the urgency of Erika's vocals to create a sound that combines art-pop with free noise, punk-rock, and jazz-like precision.
The two met in Amsterdam 2007 on tour. Simon, as a member of Patrick Watson's band, and Erika with the Swedish band Loney, Dear. The immediate musical attraction grew into something more personal. Before long, they were married and the collaboration that is Thus Owls was born.
They have toured regularly in Scandinavia, Europe and North America, sharing stages with artists like José Gonzales, St. Vincent, My Brightest Diamond, Patrick Watson, Timber Timbre, Suuns, Little Dragon to name a few.
For their fourth full-length album Thus Owls collaborated with the cream of the crop of Montreal’s art-pop scene, including regular drummer Samuel Joly (Marie-Pierre Arthur, Fred Fortin), as Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream), Nicolas Basque (Plants and Animals), Michael Feuerstack (The Luyas), and many more.