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Ducks Ltd. announce their second studio album, Harm's Way

30 November 2023, 16:59 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Toronto power-pop duo Ducks Ltd. have announced their second album, Harm's Way, alongside new single "Hollowed Out".

“Hollowed Out" features backing vocals from Ratboys’ Julia Steiner and Marcus Nuccio who also plays drums on the track. Dehd’s Jason Balla, and Moontype’s Margaret McCarthy also feature, as well as strings arranged and performed by Finom’s Macie Stewart.

“There was a sinkhole that opened up on Dundas West a little while ago, in an area near to where I live. It shutdown the road for a month. It had a strange resonance, partly because a lot of the streets in Toronto used to be rivers and streams running down to the lake that roads were then built over. It felt like an encroachment of nature into an urban environment–the river coming back to collapse a piece of civic infrastructure, and I built the song around the feeling that evoked,” explains singer/lyricist Tom McGreevy of the song.

“It’s about living with decline. About the feeling that the horizon of possibility in the world is forever being drawn in to align with the edges of the imaginations of a small group of careless rich people. And about existing through a state of ongoing catastrophe over which we have no control."

Harm's Way is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2021 debut, Modern Fiction, and was produced by Dave Vettraino (Dehd,Deeper, Lala Lala).

On Harm’s Way, the duo of McGreevy and guitarist Evan Lewis hones in on interpersonal and societal collapses, urban decay, and the near-impossibility of keeping a level head when everything around you seems to be falling apart. “They’re songs about struggling,”says McGreevy. "About watching people I care for suffer, and trying to figure out how to be there for them. And about the strain of living in the world when it feels like it's ready to collapse".

Ducks Ltd. will head overseas to London for a show at Moth Club on 27 May.


  1. Hollowed Out
  2. Cathedral City
  3. The Main Thing
  4. Train Full of Gasoline
  5. Deleted Scenes
  6. On Our Way To The Rave
  7. A Girl, Running
  8. Harm’s Way
  9. Heavy Bag

Harm’s Way will be released on 9 February via Carpark Records. For more information on their live dates, visit

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