Tin Foil Phoenix

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Tin Foil Phoenix
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Post-grunge, alternative rock
Years active1997-2016
Labels C4
Past membersMichael Allen Zirk
Lyle Geisbrecht
Yves Gagnon
Phil Cholosky
Steven Kray
Paul Robinson
Website TinFoilPhoenix.com

Tin Foil Phoenix was a Canadian post-grunge band from Winnipeg. The band was formed by Michael Allen Zirk and Steven Kray, core members of a previous incarnation called Sonic Bloom. Guitarist Fish joined soon thereafter. [1] Bassist Paul Robinson joined the band in 1999 and two years later, they added another guitarist, Phil Cholosky.


In 2001, they released Hurry , an independent seven-song EP. Its first single, Neopolitan, got a great amount of airplay on Canadian radio. [2] The song soon caught the music industry's attention and the band was signed to 604 Records/Universal in August 2002. [3] The deal guaranteed the release of their debut album in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

In February 2002, the name of the band changed from Sonic Bloom to Tin Foil Phoenix because of legal concerns over the name expressed by their international label affiliate, Roadrunner Records.

Their first full-length album, Living In The Shadow Of The Bat , was released on September 14, 2004, by 604/Universal. They have a new single called 'Have A Nice Day' on their MySpace and their second album Age Of Vipers is set for release on 20 May. The lead single of Age Of Vipers is called "Hurry Home".


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