Comprised of Fraser McCallum, Roger Carter, and brothers Scott and Adam Gallant, Racoon Bandit show a knack for warm folk-rock arrangements that hide an anthemic bite. Equal parts roots, pysch-rock, and indie, the Bandits turned heads across the country with 2011’s Into the Hills, and have two other independent releases to their name.
“Into the Hills is an incredible effort, one of those debut albums that obviously comes from a band interested in a long professional career” – Toro Magazine.
The four lads are now hard at work on their third full-length, co-produced with Colin Buchanan (Paper Lions; producer for Coyote, the Lions, North Lakes, and Wildcat) and aiming for a release in August 2015.
This year, RB has played the Cavendish Beach Music Fest, the ECMA’s, the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone, and Dead of Winter Festival, and arranged and recorded the title theme song for the award-winning Canadian web series ‘Just Passin Through’.
Winners of 3 Music PEI Awards and two-time ECMA nominees, the quartet has shared the stage with many fine entertainers, including The Sadies, April Wine, Al Tuck, Said the Whale, Two Hours Traffic, Hannah Georgas, and Erin Costelo.