When it comes to musical experiences, Minor Matter prefers to take the listener down the path less travelled. With influences as diverse as the instruments they bring along for the ride, this orchestral folk quintet charts a course brimming with scenic detours and unsuspecting surprises.
Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Minor Matter started as Jeffrey Popiel’s experimental solo project and has grown to include 5 multi-instrumentalists that help bring his carefully crafted originals to life. Drawing on a well-stocked musical tool-box that includes everything from the bassoon and clarinet to glockenspiel and ukulele. Stephanie Unverricht, Heather Lake, Skyler Cafferata and Jon Henderson work with Popiel to seamlessly fuse classical, folk, country, jazz and psychedelic rock.
Following the 2013 release of their 5-track EP, Concept of a Knife, the group has performed at prominent cultural events throughout Saskatchewan including LUGO, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, MoSo Fest, the Ness Creek Festival main stage, and the Saskatchewan Art’s Board Lieutenant Governor General Awards, gaining new fans along the way.
Minor Matter is passionate about continuously challenging themselves to push boundaries and create something new for audiences of all ages and musical preferences. They aim to capture the energy and character of their live show with the release of their full length debut in the summer of 2016 and a Western Canadian tour to follow.
Minor Matter's self-titled full-length
Released June 17, 2016
See below to watch the teaser videos for our self-titled album.