Safe as Houses
About the Artist
Safe as Houses is a young alt-folk band from Kitchener-Waterloo, recognized for their poetic lyrics, tight musical performances, and haunting five-part harmonies. Their first full length album, The Fall of a Sparrow, was released December 2014 at a sold out show in Waterloo. Their single We’ll Be Dancin’ placed in the top 24 nationally in the 2014 CBC Searchlight competition, and their song The Sun and The Storm was #13 on CBC Sonica’s most played tracks of 2015.
Elliot Anton (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Bensen Carter (bass, cello, vocals), and brothers Andrew (guitar, vocals) and Thomas Laughton (drums, vocals), have been writing songs together since early 2011. Lauren Taylor (violin, viola, vocals) joined the band during the summer of 2014. Their influences include a variety of artists from genres spanning folk, rock, and classical. They’ve been likened to Simon and Garfunkel, Mumford and Sons, Hey Rosetta!, and the Decemberists