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The Decoys: (L-R) Matt Stanley (Vocals/Guitar), Sean Poissant (Drums), Kris Ruston (Bass)



What originally formed as a band to support guitarist and vocalist Matt Stanley’s solo EP “The Life & Times” in 2008, has developed into one of Western Canada’s most active independent rock ‘n’ roll bands – The Decoys. Comprised of members Stanley on guitar/vocals, Sean Poissant on drums, Kris Ruston on guitar/keys and Jeff Dineley on Bass, the Kamloops, BC based band deliver raw and honest tunes influenced by the spirit of Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and Led Zeppelin.

Their 2011 debut album “Stripped, Bare, And On Display”, co-produced by Henry Small (Prism, Scrubbaloe Caine, John Entwistle Band), garnered much support from Western Canadian radio for their singles “I Know” and “Modern Disaster”. This was followed by their sophomore effort, 2016’s “In Our Blood”, which saw the singles “Don’t Hesitate”, “The Underdog” and the title track gain radio play nationally and receive positive reviews. With that support and a growing fan base, The Decoys released the explosive single “Until The Sun” in September 2018 followed by their new EP “Damaged Goods” November 30.

Recorded in 2017 in Vancouver and Kelowna, “Damaged Goods” showcases The Decoys’ continuing evolution and maturity as songwriters, touching on influences ranging from hard rock and alternative to southern and country rock. The video for “Until The Sun”, filmed just outside of Winnipeg with James Rewucki of Absurd Machine Films, dropped October 5, 2018.

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2018 - Damaged Goods - EP
2018 - Until The Sun - Single
2016 - In Our Blood - LP
2015 - The Underdog - Single
2014 - Don't Hesitate - Single
2011 - Stripped, Bare, And On Display - LP (Released as 'Matt Stanley and The Decoys)
2008 - The Life & Times - EP (Matt Stanley solo release)
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