Hammer Down is the first album from Canadian musician Ormiston. Consisting of eight songs, including the already released singles ‘Step From The Limelight’ and ‘Rebel’, each track possesses a distinct concept reminiscent of the cinematic genre “coming-of-age”.

Through this theme, one that focuses on the growth of a protagonist from childhood to adulthood, Ormiston explores love stories and failed relationships in his distinctive upbeat indie-pop fashion.

On the new record is the unmissable focus track ‘Time Fades’. This singularly shining gem depicts an urgency for living; a burning desire to escape and explore. Led by a charging electronic beat and Ormiston’s roaring vocals, ‘Time Fades’ stands out as a huge anthem on an already impressive debut album.

Born into a bilingual Montreal family, Nicola Ormiston was raised around female musicians and grew up with a strong sense of melody. After mixing and producing some tracks for Milk & Bone, Heartstreets, Misage and Freida Mari, he released in 2013 the song ‘Typically Her’ (under the name Beverlay) that ended up being remixed by Kaytranada, helping it reach more than 3 million streams worldwide. In 2020, he signed with Canadian label Lisbon Lux Records (Le Couleur, Russell Louder, Radiant Baby and Das Mörtal).

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