Artist Profile

The Decoys

Kamloops, British Columbia
The Decoys are a Canadian rock band based out of Kamloops, BC. Though the musical influences of each member of the group varies greatly, the core of the band takes it's musical roots from the classic rock of the 60s and 70s; the spirit of artists like Led Zeppelin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Neil Young can be found at the heart of the band. The group consists of Matt Stanley on guitar and vocals, Sean Poissant on drums and Brendan Methot on Bass.

The origins of The Decoys began in 2008, when Stanley self-released his debut recording, “The Life & Times EP.” Originally intending the EP to be a collection of folk songs, he later pursued a more rock based sound due to encouragement from producer Henry Small (Prism, Scrubbaloe Caine, John Entwisle Band). Shortly after the release of “The Life & Times” in October of 2008 Stanley formed the beginning of what would soon become The Decoys. Drummer Sean Poissant joined the band in May of 2010 and by the following month they began recording their first full-length album, “Stripped, Bare, And On Display”. Co-produced by Henry Small, “Stripped, Bare, And On Display” was released in August of 2011 with The singles “I Know”, “Modern Disaster” and “Why You Gotta Talk To Me Like That?” receiving steady airplay on many stations in Western Canada.

The Decoys finished recording their sophomore album, “In Our Blood”, in the spring of 2015 and it's slated for release this October. Their latest singles “Don't Hesitate” and “The Underdog” have already created buzz for this much anticipated album. With the addition of bassist Brendan Methot in the Spring of 2015, they've been touring the western half of Canada to much acclaim.

Sean Poissant – Drums, Percussion and Hand Claps
Matt Stanley – Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Harmonica and Hand Claps
Brendan Metho: Bass
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Official video for "In Our Blood" by THE DECOYS

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