Isobel Trigger recently took home a Vancouver Island Music Award for Group of the Year.

Isobel Trigger recently took home a Vancouver Island Music Award for Group of the Year.

Band kicks off nationwide tour in Lantzville

Isobel Trigger play Tiger Mountain on Wednesday.

It is safe to say that 2014 was a fantastic year for Victoria’s Isobel Trigger.

The indie pop-rock band released a record, were featured artists on a local radio station and played numerous festivals, including the Tall Tree Music Festival and the Smithers Midsummer Music Festival.

“It’s hard to pick one [moment] because there were so many awesome things that happened,” said vocalist Felicia Harding.

On Wednesday (April 8), Isobel Trigger will kick off its first-ever nationwide tour in Lantzville when they take the stage at Tiger Mountain Music.

“We’re very excited,” she said.

Isobel Trigger’s tour will take them as far east as Montreal and includes a showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

“We’ve been thinking about [Canadian Music Week] and hearing so many good things about it for such a long time and now we are finally going,” Harding said.

Isobel Trigger formed more than five years ago and have since undergone a few lineup changes.

Last August, the group released its second album, a five-song EP titled Nocturnal to Cordova Bay Records.

Harding says listeners of Nocturnal can expect a “night-life feeling” and that the record is very synth driven.

“We’ve got female vocals and kind of a pop-rock, almost like a Metric sound, but very much our own,” she said. “Each song kind of brings a bit of a different feel.”

The name Isobel Trigger was inspired by a scientist at the University of British Columbia named Isabel Trigger, who is working on the particle accelerator.

“We were trying to think of a band name that suites our sound and Isobel stands for the soft feminine element in our music and Trigger is the rock,” Harding said.

Isobel Trigger plays Tiger Mountain Music, 7221 Lantzville Rd.,with Mr. Goshness on April 8. Tickets are $20 at the door.

For more information, please visit or follow @IsobelTrigger on Twitter.

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