Chosen as the Young Performers of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards and Best Young Songwriters at the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, Moscow Apartment is driven by a mixture of sweet harmonies and belted refrains, acoustic shimmer and electric crunch, and the clever wordplay of multi-instrumentalists and versatile vocalists Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla.

The heart of their work is songcraft with a power and heft beyond their years, but that still draws from the dreams and worries of youth. The resulting songs slip and shift through traditional folk, pop, and post-punk to create a distinct kind of indie rock that moves your feet even as it catches in your throat.

Friends for years after having met as members of the VIVA! Youth Singers — Toronto's top kids’ choir — Brighid and Pascale began Moscow Apartment early in 2017, taking their name from the caption beneath a picture of an old Muscovite outside a bleak building in a book of photographs. “Something about that caught our eye,” Pascale says. “It seemed like a good name, a different name, for our duo.”  

The duo put together a collection of solid songs in short order and completed their first EP with the support of an array of local musicians, and a fund-raising campaign that drew on their quickly-growing fan-base. The self-titled EP was officially launched September 29 2017 at the Burdock in Toronto, and it's been a whirlwind ever since.

Past Shows

- January 12th 2017: debuted as a yet-unnamed duo at the Burdock, as part of a Brighid Fry solo show.

-Hillside Inside, February 11th, 2017 

-Goodbye to Honest Ed's Market Toronto for Everyone, February 24th 

-Summerfolk Youth Discoveries auditions, March 19th, & March 26th (Kitchener & Owen Sound) 

-The Lula Lounge (opening for Ariana Gillis, Kelly Prescott, Winona Wilde Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar and others) 

-The Arlington, March 31st, 2017 

-The Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, QC, April 1st, 2017 

-Toronto Climate March, April 29th 

- Burdock (as part of Major-Minor Festival), May 6, 2017

- Open Tuning Festival (Toronto), June 10,  2017

- Waterstock, Erin Ontario (opened for Digging Roots, Bry Webb, Jim Cuddy, Oh Susannah), June 11, 2017

- Roncy Rocks neighbourhood festival, June 17, 2017

- Yonge-Dundas Square, Pride TO, June 21 2017

- Junction Solstice Festival, June 24, 2017

- YYZ Live, Pearson Airport, June 30, 2017

- Chi-cheemaun Ferry (a month of Sundays with Treasa Levasseur), Owen Sound, July 2, 2017

- Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 7, 2017

- Hillside Folk Festival, Guelph, July 15, 2017

- Summerfolk, August 18-20, 2017 

- Shelter Valley Folk Festival, September 3, 2017

- EP launch party at Burdock, September 30, 2017

- Less Bar (with Romeo Romeo), October 5, 2017

- Folk Music Ontario, October 19-22, 2017

- With Saffron at their single release party at the The Cornerstone, Guelph, Nov 16 2017

- Long Winter 2017, The Tranzac, Toronto, Nov 17 2017

- With John Muirhead at The Record Centre, Ottawa, Nov 19 2017

- CBC's Sounds of the Season 2017, Dec 1 2017

- With The Lifers at Less Bar, Toronto, Dec 1 2017

- exclaim! Magazine's Class of 2018 showcase at The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Jan 26 2018




 

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