During an interview a few months back, Serena Pruyn – the enthusiastic frontwoman for Can-rockers Oliver Black – said her band were in no rush to get signed. The Welland, Ontario, quartet were taking their time perfecting a live set and building a loyal audience while several record companies courted the increasingly popular group.
It seems Oliver Black are now ready and have announced details of their first record deal. Turns out they’ve signed to New York City label TVT Records and Universal Music will distribute them here in Canada. TVT is famous for introducing Nine Inch Nails to the world and some of Oliver Black’s new labelmates include Snoop Dogg, Default, Autechre, KMFDM, Nashville Pussy and Sevendust.
With a record deal finally in place, Oliver Black are all set to begin recording their debut LP, with plans to enter a studio in the coming weeks. Even with nothing laid down yet, a tentative release date of late spring/early summer has been set.
While a producer hasn’t been named for the album, it looks like superstar studio wizard Daniel Lanois will be on hand to oversee work on “The Cool,” a song he gave the band last year.
In between their periods of studio seclusion, Oliver Black will be playing a couple of gigs with Big Wreck offshoot, Thornley. The band will also be closing out Chart’s CMW showcase, March 5 at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern.
Oliver Black tour dates:
February 3 Barrie, ON – The Foundation – w/Thornley
February 10 Cambridge, ON – Fiddler’s Green – w/Thornley
March 5 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe – Chart CMW Showcase