How to explain the naturally-engrained chemistry between singers-and-songwriters Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla? Musically speaking, Moscow Apartment is as instinctive as they come. From their humble ukulele-and-guitar beginnings to indie pop and rock flirtation, the Toronto-based folk-propelled pop sculptors’ charm and savvy has taken them so far in so little time.
The duo released their self titled debut EP in the Fall of 2017 and within a year of their formation, the teenagers picked up a Toronto Independent Music Award, a Canadian Folk Music Award and a Canadian Songwriting Award. In 2018, they started working with manager Jeff Rogers and won Slaight Music’s prestigious 100,000 It’s Your Shot Competition. While developing their songwriting chops in Nashville and with some of their favorite Canadian songwriters, Moscow Apartment balanced their full time High School studies with live shows across Canada (including a cross Canada tour opening for The Good Lovelies). With their eclectic blend of sounds, Moscow Apartment have graced both small workshop stages at folk festivals and with a full band have opened for or shared festival stages with PUP, Joel Plaskett, The Beaches, 54-50, Lowest of the Low, Born Ruffians and Dream Wife.
The two singles (Orange and Be You) Moscow Apartment released in 2018 have been been featured on CBC, NPR and placed on TV Shows (Hudson) and films (Brave Little Army). Their sophomore EP is set to be released on Hidden Pony records with the support of Slaight Music this Spring.
The songs on the new EP will showcase the writing talents of the two teens but in the last year and a half, they have also tried co-writing including collaborating with three-time Grammy winner Chin Injeti (Eminem, Drake, Pink, DJ Khalil), Shalom, Dave Thomson (Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Lights) and some fun sessions writing and jamming with Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene).