Experimental pop six piece from Winnipeg to release 4 song EP and get set to head west, south and north east in support before heading back in to the studio to finish up an LP.
Hold On To The Metal MP3 + Media Materials: http://www.killbeatmusic.com/royalcanoe/
Four minutes of unashamed, unabashed, rot-your-teeth-sweet indie pop, and boy is it addictive," Crack In The Road
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to contruct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.
They spend almost every day in a shit-hole rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Boi and manipulating bits of old records.
The band calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home - the enigmatic prairie city, which has served artists as both an abundant, creative watering hole and a debilitating quagmire. The city's mood swings from euphoric summers spent biking with beers, fence-hopping residential pools and climbing abandoned roof-tops to harsh, bitter winters that are countered first with defiance, then self loathing, then denial, then "you've got to be fucking kidding me." Royal Canoe's songs are, in part, an effort to make sense of resentment and romanticism of the city's divergent identities.
Extended Play Track Listing
1. Hold On To The Metal
4. Caught On A Loop
Royal Canoe’s Extended Play Tour Dates
Feb 21 – Regina, SK @ Ohanlons
Feb 22 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s
Feb 23 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
Feb 24 – Banff, AB @ Banff Centre
Feb 25 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar
Feb 26 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
Feb 27 – Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
Feb 28 – Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Mar 1 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
March 8 – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
March 11 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse
March 14 - 17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (showcase venues/times TBA)
March 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Mint Gallery
March 21 - New York, NY @ Spike Hill
March 22 - 24 – Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week (showcase venues/times TBA)
Watch Royal Canoe’s in studio web series:
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w65V6-JJb8
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHeck0jRjGg
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI_0Uc4aR3M
More Info: http://www.royalcanoe.com/