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Factories and Alleyways at Billy Miner

Factories and Alleyways is a band of brothers, bonded together in the melodies they sing and the stories they tell. Taking their cues from the timeless works of The Band, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, and Whiskeytown, Factories and Alleyways produces music lush with three-part harmonies, delivered with raw emotion and soul. The band performs songs that bristle with live energy and warmth - they’ll make you dance, they’ll make you cry.

Drawing from influences in country, folk, rock and gospel, the group's new release reverberates with honest songwriting and undeniable brotherhood.  Recorded at the Hive Studio with Engineer Jesse Gander (The Pack AD, Japandroids, Billy the Kid, Hard Drugs) the band’s debut EP features six songs that demonstrate a knack for memorable melodies, infectious harmonies and beautiful arrangements.

This is campfire music, to be shared together in the warmth of the flames. This is road trip music, blasting at the adventure's beginning, playing softly on the long drive home. This is music created and played by four brothers for no other reason than that they LOVE IT. Factories and Alleyways is Jeremy Allingham, real-life brothers Matt and Josh Denny-Keys and Alex Glassford, all of whom sing and play multiple instruments.

Factories and Alleyways' latest release has received numerous glowing reviews in publications including the Georgia Straight, Beatroute Magazine, The Province and blogs including For Folk’s Sake, New Music Ten and Vancouver Music Review. The album is in full rotation on CBC Radio 3 and has received airplay on CBC Radio One and the Shore 104.3 in Vancouver.

Factories and Alleyways has recorded a follow-up to its 2012 debut. “Canadiana” is due for release in the summer of 2013.

• The band plays the Billy Miner Pub in Maple Ridge Thursday, April 18.

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