Double Lunch Presents:
Three years removed from the late Polaris Music Prize long-listing of his Fireball LP, Greg MacPherson is set to wear a different musical hat in starting new band Figure Walking. Teaming up with drummer Rob Gardiner, the group released their debut The Big Other through Disintegration Records on April 28.
Ten tracks in length, The Big Other is said to accomplish "the rare feat of presenting big ideas on a foundation of dance beats, electric guitar, and storytelling." Inspired by their surroundings in Winnipeg, MacPherson and Gardiner draw from social justice and criticism in writing the record, calling the band "our attempt as artists to focus on who we are in the present and to take ownership of what we're bringing into the world, with an eye on a better future."