Based in Victoria, B.C., this two piece psych-pop band consists of Aimee van Drimmelen and Kees Dekker. As Chris Morin noted in our July 24 issue, Dekker is a former member of the Montreal-based bands Besnard Lakes and Plants and Animals while van Drimmelen is a professional illustrator/animator.
As a duo, they’ve been together since 2009. They released their debut full-length Only Friend in 2013, and are currently working on their second album. Tuesday, Aug. 5 they’re in town to play a free show at O’Hanlon’s Pub. Dagan Harding (ex of Despistado) is the opening act, and in addition to the music the Backhomes’ stage show will include plenty of visuals courtesy of van Drimmelen.
To give you a sense of what to expect here’s the Backhomes’ video for “You Gotta Move” off of Only Friend: