Montréal-based duo share new album entitled "Periscope"
and the video "Under Control"
Jitensha is the Japanese word for bicycle, which serves as a metaphor for the power of human energy. The direction you choose, and the energy you put in, determines where you end up!
The project based in Montréal consists of Canadian musician David Martinez and US-born performer Erin Rose Hubbard.
These two charismatic musicians create upbeat, insightful, songs with a highly emotional concept, combining catchy melodies and indie aesthetics with understated song writing skills. The pair focuses on personal themes such as self-discovery, determination and empathy.
“For nearly all our songs, we have written the music and lyrics together. When we started Under Control we were driving between Portland and Eugene and having a chat.
I (Rose) had heard a rumour about David back in Vancouver, and asked him if it was true or not. He was taken aback – it definitely wasn’t true.
We talked about how one can overcome that nagging feeling of being misunderstood. It’s the idea of having all your dirty laundry out on
display that inspired the music video.
All you can really do is try not to sweat the small stuff.
We were working on the verses on the drive and finished the chorus by
the time they got to Santa Cruz.”
About the album, the duo say:
"'Periscope' reflects the point of view of a keen yet dejected soul - an outcast introvert looking through a window onto a modern world, fighting the
urge to shut the curtain, and reaching out with the hope of being understood.
Overall the album is upbeat and peppy. It has pretty, catchy melodies that hook the listener into the lyrics that are insightful and poignant.
We hope the music conveys the feeling that a positive bedrock can keep
you grooving even through life’s sad moments."
AUG22 @ l'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle - Montreal, QC, Canada
AUG23 @ Trestle Brewing Company - Parry Sound, ON, Canada
AUG30 @ Massy Books - Vancouver, BC, Canada
AUG31 @ Cafe Deux Soleils - Vancouver, BC, Canada
SEP4 @ The Vault Cafe - Nanaimo, BC, Canada
SEP5 @ The Corner Lounge - Nanaimo, BC, Canada
SEP7 @ Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse - Kamloops, BC, Canada
SEP8 @ Whitetooth Brewing Company - Golden, BC, Canada
SEP10 @ Gravity Espresso and Wine Bar - Calgary, AB, Canada
SEP11 @ Koi - Calgary, AB, Canada
SEP13 @Naked Cyber Cafe - Edmonton, AB, Canada
SEP15 @Drift Sidewalk Cafe & Vista Lounge - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
SEP16 @ Buds on Broadway - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
SEP18 @Bushwakker Brewing Company - Regina, SK, Canada
SEP19 @Rochdale Roca House - Regina, SK, Canada
SEP21 @Trans Canada Brewing Company - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
SEP25 @ The Foundry - Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
SEP27 @ Cecil's Brewhouse and Kitchen - North Bay, ON, Canada
SEP28 @ Avant-Garde Bar - Ottawa, ON, Canada
B I Z Z A R R E
Under Control - Jitensha
Jitensha – Periscope