“Orange Crush” by Their There

The final song from our album release…such a party. Thanks to Sebastien for getting this on film and also to Behind Sapphire, Dogwood & Dahlia, and all the lovely people who joined us on stage. This was the perfect way to top off such an amazing night.

- Adam dS


“Vines of Eden” by Their There
Track 1 off of our debut album “Familiar Skin”

You’ve become what I thought you’d become.

I don’t know what I’m gonna do without this father at my side
I don’t know what I’m gonna do when my bottle’s running dry
I’ve seen you in the eve but you’re so much prettier in the light
and when I’m finally coming home I don’t need anyone by my side
just a fire on the hearth and my sisters hand in mine

Cause when you’re inside my head
I can’t help but thinking that I’ve heard this before
And when you’re inside my brain
There’s something about it that I don’t like the feeling of

You own me and I colour you
You own me and I colour you

Cause when you’re inside my head
I can’t help but think that enough is enough
And when you’re inside my bed
I can’t help but wonder if the feelings are genuine

I own you and you colour me
and I’m tangled in these eden vines
and you struggle through these endless tides
of trying to get out of this thing together, alive

Local bands adapt in the digital age

Luiz Lopez

The members of Tommy Alto (top) and Their There (bottom) may barely be old enough to drive, but the two White Rock/South Surrey-based groups have performed long enough to recognize the latest changes in the music industry when it comes to the availability of music online.

With the popularity of music piracy, it’s harder than ever for any up-and-coming band to turn a profit in the music industry, but two local groups are taking on illegal downloading and other online issues in their own ways in the digital age.

Napster was dead and gone by the time South Surrey post-indie five-piece Tommy Alto and White Rock alternative sextet Their There started, but their members have performed long enough to know how detrimental piracy can be. Additionally, they’ve recognized a shift in the music business model from physical copies to free MP3s, and they’re each addressing these issues on a grassroots level.

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Happy whatever!!

Here is the three song EP “Familiar Sessions”, recorded during the process of “Familiar Skin”. It is available for listen on our youtube channel but if you want to a FREE download you’ll have to talk to one of the band members in person or come to a show!

This is the first and newest track off the EP entitled, “Orange Crush”.

All the best & enjoy,
Adam dS


It has been such a wonderful month of shows and song writing for us. It feels as if every show we play has us more and more excited about the new tunes. Your responses and energy has been infectious.  So many amazing opportunities keep popping up for us…having us really ponder what these new songs mean and the possible shapes they could fill.

This is mostly just a heads up to let you all know that Ross, Adam dS, and Jess are going to Japan for 3 weeks so don’t let the lack of shows worry you. We will come back to many a exciting thing. We are hard at work & extremely stoked; perfecting new tunes, hashing out new ideas and many future prospects. Fingers crossed for the Peak Performance Project this year!

Hats of to you wonderful people, expect many an update from Japan!
All the best,
Adam dS


“Sub Rosa” by Their There

Check that guitar solo by Ross. So cash.

When I recall the first time Harley & I hit the stage I get embarrassed. I played terribly, mumbled into the microphone between songs, & was evidentially scared shitless. But from that very first show or our crappy recordings of Oasis & Radiohead songs we had support. I am so proud to be able to hold Familiar Skin in my hands six years later and say, “this is my bands album”.

It saddens me to know that some artists do not get the support they need from the get go. It is extremely rare that anyone starts painting and creates a masterpiece. Remember that every snot nosed fourteen year old playing Bob Dylan covers might eventually write a song that’ll influence you. There is nothing more important in the beginning than the lie, “you guys were great!”

So thank you for lying to us & continuing until you meant it. There is no better feeling than being on stage with my best friends, playing music from our hearts, & seeing someone new respond to it.

All the best,
Adam dS