Praise for Juno-nominated Nineteen Seventy-Seven LP (2009)

“Contrary to her moniker, Toronto musician Julie Kendall (ex-Bellevue) is not heralding a punk rock revolution - unless you can make one with a Casio keyboard. 1977 trades in bittersweet love songs set to poppy, dreamy melodies. Perhaps Kendall’s emotional honesty is her version of the middle finger.” - Chandler Levack (Eye Weekly)

Praise for So is the Sea EP (2011)

“This beguiling slice of gently psychedelic sweetness is perfectly suited to the laziest and haziest of summer afternoons. What an infectious little concoction this is, with a tasty surf-guitar riff by Kendall’s husband and ex-Bellevue bandmate Brent Hough and a head-nodding go-go backbeat providing the perfect complements to a vocal melody that’s all but indelible after the first listen. Makes me think a bit of the Breeders in their less weird moments, and that is definitely a good thing. I am now officially excited to hear the new 1977 material.” - So is the Sea EP Song Review “Alright”
Ben Rayner (The Toronto Star)

"All five songs are instantly catchy. They march forward with a blend of twee-pop, surf-rock and a vintage rock n roll style. Kendall's voice is charming and ghostly at the same time. She belts out dreamy lyrics like "So Is The Sea it comes and it goes just like you and me" that makes teenage-dom seem so real. The cute factor is spurred on by the sounds of organ, surf-guitar, tambourine and glittering guitar. 1977 is one of those bands that can appeal to so many ages and interests, making it a must listen for any music fan." - So Is The Sea EP review by Kat Dornian (!earshot)


“Kendall's output is miles away from punk, but it does come through like a blast from the past. Her sunshiny Beach Boys pop is cuter than any school's head cheerleader. With 1977, the music comes in churning waves (which, these days, are sounding more psychedelic than they have in the past). The songs from their upcoming sophomore record tended to be more memorable than the older material. It's a good bet the next album will top her Juno-nominated debut LP.” CMW 2011
Scott Bryson (CHARTattack)

“1977 play the kind of gentle, catchy, pop tunes that sound best in an intimate setting — something that might remind you a little of a stripped down Belle & Sebastian.”
CMW 2015 • Adam Bunch (The Little Red Umbrella)




1977 Interview - Canadian Beats


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