FORTY SEVEN TEETH
Forty Seven Teeth are from a sleepy little city on the shores of Lake Ontario. Aside from becoming a prison guard or a university dropout, there’s really not much to do there. Fueled by a fervor for writing memorable songs with impassioned grit, Forty Seven Teeth have a goal that they aren't afraid to work hard for: they want their music to be in the ears and on the lips of as many people as possible.
As friends reunited at long last, Forty Seven Teeth’s members aligned with each other to create a sound that courses through the speakers like a stream of erratic energy filled with unforgettable hooks. Their sound is tinged with a rawness that’s refreshing in its realness. It’s a sound that’s bred in the hearts of each member. The friendship between members is tangible. They all seem to be just a little bit in love with each other — and the music — in equal measure. They fit together like pieces of a puzzle: jagged and misshapen on their own, reliant on their counterparts to create a cohesive whole.
For years Anna Robertson (guitar/vocals) and Dee Prescott (guitar/vocals) played as a duo under the name Little Tiny Hearts. Neither was a stranger to the music world. Since their early teens both Robertson and Prescott have played in a multitude of bands (I Hate Sally, Spitfist, The Lady Racers, Lizticket), but never together. As a two-piece they developed powerhouse writing abilities and a catalog of songs written from the heart. The songs had tasteful leads driven by powerful rhythms and catchy vocal harmonies that carried you into next week. But something was missing. They both craved the energy of a band, so Robertson enlisted longtime family friends Jesse Aylesworth (Drums) and Joseph Harvey (Bass) to fill in the blanks.
Aylesworth and Harvey came with their own depth of experience, playing together since 2009 in a number of different ensembles (Suburban Sex Party, Spacecase). Friends since early highschool, their connection is audible in their tight musical cadence, providing the rhythmic heartbeat for Forty Seven Teeth.
Once formed as a band, Aylesworth and Harvey brought a whole new dynamic to the writing process, and songs began to flow quickly. The songs transformed into balanced, edgy anthems drenched in angst and manic energy. This was no longer Little Tiny Hearts, the downtempo two-piece. This was something visceral. This was Forty Seven Teeth.