Alt-rock trio The Man Who give a riveting performance of “Down” in the darkly atmospheric official video, released today. Directed by Jen Rosenstein (Bellsaint, Alisan Porter) and shot in the Toronto area, the clip juxtaposes the band’s shadowy performance with an array of brilliant tubes of light suspended above. Watch the video now below.
After wrapping up their North American tour with BANNERS this weekend, The Man Who will perform at School Night at Bardot in Hollywood, CA on Monday, December 9. See below for itinerary. For further details, visit http://themanwhoband.com.
“Down” is the leadoff track from the band’s 2019 EP, Bet On You, which was reissued last month with two new tracks – “U” and “Rio Grande.” Available HERE, the EP was produced mainly by Tawgs Salter (USS, Lights) and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent (Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Chvrches).
Clash premiered the title track, “Bet On You,” praising the band’s “crisp songwriting with a blackened edge” while Hillydilly extolled the “singable hooks and perfect, grandiose tones” of “This High.” Elicit Magazine praised the “smart, cutting lyricism and all the growl of ‘Natural Villain.’” Music Connection said, “Bristling with a sense of foreboding, the track showcases the hypnotic contrast at the heart of their music – an infinite tension between bright and dark, raw vulnerability and quiet mystique.” View the noirish official video for “Natural Villain” HERE.
Comprising David Walsh (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chad Walsh (bass/electric guitar, keyboards, background vocals) and Frank Goerz (drums), The Man Who takes its name from a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, “The world makes way for the man who knows where he’s going.” The Man Who traces its roots back to 2015, when a tour took Toronto-based Chad Walsh to Newfoundland, where he re-connected with his cousin, David Walsh, who was also a musician. The two began a long-distance collaboration, experimenting with vintage synthesizers and throwback hip-hop drum loops. David eventually moved to Toronto, where the two cousins recruited drummer Frank Goerz. Across all of their songs, The Man Who has already racked up more than 15 million global streams. The band has an average of 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
The Man Who – North American Tour Dates
All dates supporting BANNERS, with the exception of 12/9
12/5 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
12/6 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s Concerts and Events
12/7 – Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe Hamilton
12/8 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
12/9 – Hollywood, CA @ School Night at Bardot