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Small Sins

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Small Sins
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresElectronic, alternative, indie
Years active2000 (2000)–present
LabelsBoompa (Canada)
Astralwerks (US)
MembersThomas D'Arcy

Small Sins, formerly The Ladies and Gentlemen, is the Toronto-based indie rock act of Thomas D'Arcy. The project's studio recordings are mainly created by D'Arcy with the aid of synthesizers, and then performed on stage by the full band.


D'Arcy, former member of The Carnations, founded The Ladies and Gentlemen as a solo recording project and independently recorded a solo album of electro-rock music, titled Small Sins.[1][2] D'Arcy then put together a band for live appearances consisting of Kevin Hilliard, Todor Kobakov, Steve Krecklo (also of The Carnations), and Brent Follett.[3][4] For legal reasons, D'Arcy had to change the project name; he chose Small Sins, and the album was promoted under that name.[5][6]

D'Arcy recorded a second album, Mood Swings, in 2007, with producer John McIntyre.[7] D'Arcy performed all of the music on the album himself.

In 2010 Small Sins released the album Pot Calls Kettle Black;[8] this was the first album in which the touring band members contributed to the recording.[9] The band did some touring the following year, and released a single, "Why Don't You Believe Me?", which peaked at 28 on the Alternative Rock charts.[10] The group then disbanded, and D'Arcy began recording and performing as a solo artist.[11]




^ 2011: "Why Don't You Believe Me?" (#28)


  1. ^ "Ladies and Gentlemen Small Sins". Exclaim!, By Tabassum Siddiqui Aug 01, 2005
  2. ^ "SMALL SINS, Small Sins". Billboard, 7/26/2006. Ron Hart
  3. ^ a b "Small Sins Announce New LP, Share First Single". Exclaim!, August 13, 2010.
  4. ^ "White room:Thomas D’Arcy comes clean with The Ladies And Gentlemen". Pique, July 15, 2005. By Shelley Arnusch
  5. ^ "Rock: Small Sins 'Small Sins' (Astralwerks)" NewsOK, June 30, 2006. George Lang
  6. ^ "Sin In: New CDs". SPIN. 22 (7). SPIN Media LLC: 88–. July 2006. ISSN 0886-3032.
  7. ^ "Mood Swings". AllMusic Review
  8. ^ "Groovy Hooks: Small Sins' Pot Calls Kettle Black". Critics at Large, October 18, 2010. John Corcelli
  9. ^ "Small Sins: What the kids like" Archived 2017-06-01 at the Wayback Machine. North by Northwestern, By Shaunacy Ferro Feb. 28 2011
  10. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - June 28, 2011". America's Music Charts. 28 June 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  11. ^ "Thomas D'Arcy Folds Small Sins, Gears Up for Solo Album". Exclaim!. By Gregory Adams May 09, 2012

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