“Five Minutes With” James Gray and Nathan Athay, Soft Set

Dream pop/indie rock duo Soft Set is James Gray and Nathan Athay, longtime friends who grew up together in both Barrie and Toronto, Ontario. Their debut EP Love and Dancing mixed by Mark Gardener (Ride) was released in 2020 and their debut full-length Still Life, featuring new single ‘More More More’, will be out this summer.

Soft Set


Soft Set


Dream Pop/Shoegaze



# of Albums:

1 EP with upcoming LP set to be released later this year

Latest Album:

Love and Dancing EP available now

Latest Single:

‘More More More’ available on January 28th

Latest Video:

Favourite musicians growing up:

The Cure, Jesus and Mary Chain

Favourite musician now:

Slowdive, Charlatans, MBV, RIDE

Guilty pleasure song:

‘High Horse’ – Kacey Musgraves

Live show ritual:

Two shots of rye

Favourite local musician:

Prepare My Glider, Madisyn Whajne

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

‘More More More’ single came out January 28th from the upcoming album titled ‘Still Life’ set to be released this summer.

Where can we follow you?

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Rapid Fire Toronto Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

The Local Pub

Favourite street in your city:

Roncesvalles because it’s our old neighbourhood and a lot of our close friends are still there.

Favourite music venue in your city:

Danforth Music Hall

Favourite music store in your city:

Rotate This, Resolute Records



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