Favours is made up of Jacq Andrade and Alex Zen. They released their first LP “Made to Wait” in 2020. It was recorded at Candle Recording Studios in Toronto.
Their song “Stowaway” was featured on Netflix and CBC Gem. Recently, Favours joined forces with Jacq’s brother, Mark Andrade and built a home recording studio in a former halfway house in Mimico.
Throughout the pandemic, Favours tracked a ton of music in their home studio. Their EP, “Left Behind”, will be released on November 12th, 2021 and it features a fresh dream pop, new wave sound inspired by their shared love of the 80’s new wave sound and a DIY post-punk feel.
The band collaborated with a strong team for this upcoming EP. They enlisted the talents of Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning who plays bass on the EP, the engineering chops of Tallies’ Dylan Franklin who engineered the drums and bass, and the mixing prowess of Alexandre Bonenfont.
New Wave / Dream Pop
# of Albums:
Single “Right Back” from upcoming EP “Left Behind”
Favourite musician as a teenager:
Alex: Syd Barrett
Favourite musician now:
Jacq: Nicolas Jaar
Mark: Mount Kimbie
Guilty Pleasure Song:
Alex: Bella Ciao – version by Manu Pilas
Jacq: Confessions Pt II Usher
Mark: Justin Beiber “where r u know”
Live Show Ritual:
Alex: Order 2 beers (Nothing less than 5% alcohol)
Jacq: put my rings on my right hand
Mark: Pre-show band back massage to get limber
Favourite local artist:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Alex: Early Bird
Jacq: Night Owl
Mark: Night Owl
Road or studio?
Rapid Fire Qs on Toronto
Favourite local Restaurant:
Alex: Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu
Jacq: Saku Sushi
Mark: Simone’s Caribbean Roti
Amos Waits (our local park and name of our start-up record label)
Favourite Music Venue?
Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s or Roti?
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