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Tampa will celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Belated Love’ with a show on March 10 in Moncton.

Matt Carter

Tampa will release their long-awaited debut album this weekend with a show at Salle Bernard-Leblanc, Centre Culturel Aberdeen in Moncton. 

Belated Love is a quirky mix of catchy pop tunes and clever hooks delivered with an astonishing degree of polish and precision. Across 11 tracks, the band leaves no room for filler. Guided by frontman Nic Leblanc’s distinct voice (and unexpected vocal range) and the band’s overall 70s psych-meets-pop radio earworm aesthetic, Belated Love is an impressive debut full of pleasant surprises. 

The album joins a growing list of rich sounding records to come out of the Memramcook Recording Company (David R. Elliott, Jane Blanchard, Julie Aubé and others), in Memramcook, NB. On this recording, Tampa (Mathieu Leblanc, Nic Leblanc, Marc-André Belliveau and Katrine Noël) welcomed a number friends into the studio including Julie Aubé, Mike Trask, Denis Mazzerole and Robbie Kuster who each contribute backing vocals and/or additional instrumentation. The album was produced by Montreal musician Joe Grass, who also contributes percussion, keys and guitar to a few tracks.

As a pre-release warm-up, the band will be performing in Fredericton the night before alongside Designosaur and Some Dads.

Tampa+Designosaur+Some Dads | March 9 | The Capital Complex | Fredericton, NB | View Event

Tampa Album Release Party! | March 10 | Salle Bernard-Leblanc, Centre Culturel Aberdeen | Moncton, NB | View Event

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