“Five Minutes With” Montréal Post-Punk, Darkwave Band Talleen

Talleen started playing together in 2015 and released their first recordings online in 2016. After that, they were offered some local gigs, opening for bands like Idles, Odonis Odonis, Temples, and Viagra Boys. Their first LP (“The Black Sea”) was released in 2018 along with a couple of videos, one for “The Land” and another for “Knives.”

In 2019, they started working on a follow-up EP, but COVID sort of derailed that plan. They have just released a new single called “Economics” and will be following it up with another release in a few months.

Photo Credit: Laurine Haddock

Name: Talleen

Genre: Post-Punk, Darkwave

Founded: 2015

# of Albums: 1, “The Black Sea”

Latest Release: “Economics” (2021)

Latest Single: “Economics” (2021)

Latest Video: “Economics”

Favourite musician as a teenager:

The Stooges, Dead Boys, Patti Smith, Wes Montgomery

Favourite musician now:

Amyl & The Sniffers

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Maneater by Hall and Oates

Live Show Ritual:

Stretching and breathing and whiskey

Favourite local artist:

No negative

EP or LP?

LP and on vinyl

Early bird or night owl?

We’re vampires

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Opening for Fucked Up on January 20 at Bar Le Ritz


Rapid Fire Qs from Montréal

Favourite local Restaurant?

It’s a tie between Ice House and India Beau Village

Favourite Street?

St-Laurent Blvd

Favourite Park?

Lhasa de Sela

Favourite Music Venue?

Casa Del Popolo

Favourite Montréal Staple?

La Banquise

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram