Armchair Cynics

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Armchair Cynics
Armchar Cynics 2009 (L-R) Ryan Rae, Kenn Coutu, Adam Sutherland, Aran Puritch .jpg
Armchar Cynics 2009 (L-R) Ryan Rae, Kenn Coutu, Adam Sutherland, Aran Puritch
Background information
Origin Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Rock
Years active 2000–2010
Labels 604

Armchair Cynics was a rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada formed in 2000 by Kenn Coutu (vocals/guitar), Adam Sutherland (guitar) Ford Michael Piercey (bass) and Ryan Rae (drums). They recorded a self-released album Coffee-shop Confessions in 2003.[1][2] In 2004 the band signed a recording and development contract with Vancouver based 604 Records. In 2005 they released the EP Killing the Romance distributed by Universal Music Canada.[3] The recording resulted in three singles: "Bang", "Coalmine" and "Surprise Ending". On October 6, 2009, the band released their debut full length album titled Starting Today produced by Dave Genn, and mixed by Mike Fraser.[4] After disbanding, Kenn Coutu started an Alternative Country band called Bucko & Toad with his wife.[5][6]



Coffee-shop Confessions (2003)

Killing the Romance (2005)

Starting Today (2009)


  • "Surprise Ending" – Killing the Romance
  • "Coalmine" – Killing the Romance
  • "Bang" – Killing the Romance
  • "Ablaze" – Starting Today
  • "Kelly" – Starting Today
  • "Believe" – Starting Today
  • "Can't Sleep" – Starting Today



  1. ^ "Armchair Cynics - Coffee Shop Confessions". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Armchair Cynics Scores Another for British Columbia : Soul Shine Magazine". Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Armchair Cynics - Killing The Romance". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Armchair Cynics - Starting Today". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Interview – Bucko and Toad". Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  6. ^ Frometa, R. J. "Husband And Wife Country-Pop Duo Bucko And Toad Release Debut Single And Video For “Any Excuse”". Vents Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 

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