Mellowing out

Saskatoon-based rock group Black Vienna is performing at the Rock Trout Café on Saturday night. (Photo courtesy Brandon White)

Saskatoon rock group with P.A. roots explores its acoustic side on full-length debut

Saskatoon-based rock group Black Vienna is putting the finishing touches on their full-length debut record, but lead singer Anthony Thoen is already looking ahead to the next project.

“I’m just looking forward to kind of scratching it off the to-do list,” said Thoen, who, along with two bandmates, hails from Prince Albert.

“The most exciting part for me is we’ll be able to focus on new material … but there’s definitely some songs on the record that I’m really excited for people to hear and that we’re pretty proud of.”

Black Vienna — Thoen, guitarist Trent Stuckel, bassist Cameron Eddolls and drummer Jason Hattie — was formed in P.A. before relocating to Saskatoon. The group has been working on their new album for past year, naming it Aberdeen after a small town outside the city.

“A year or two ago we rented a place in Aberdeen and that’s where we jammed, so pretty well all the songs on the record were written out in our house in Aberdeen,” Thoen said.

“It was awesome, we could jam all hours of the night so it was a pretty productive place.”

Thoen describes the new record as being deeper and more diverse than their last EP, branching out from their heavy guitar roots to include a mellower, folk-rock sound.

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Got to go:

Who? Black Vienna

Where? Rock Trout Café

When? Saturday, March 18 at 9 p.m.

Admission? Tickets $20 in advance at Lux Clothing