Royal Canoe’s latest album, Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, was released last week via Nevado Records. Today, the Winnipeg band share…Read More
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. To complete this mission they are armed with voices, guitars, effects pedals, drums, basses, home-made samples and a six-keyboard super-weapon. 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 the resentment and romanticism of the city’s divergent identities.
Yesterday Royal Canoe premiered the “rhythmic, percussive, synth-heavy goodness of “Love You Like That”. The track is off Royal Canoe’s forthcoming release release Something…Read More
Royal Canoe will release Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit on September 16th via Nevado Music. Working with famed producer Ben Allen,…Read More
Royal Canoe have released a new video for their single “Somersault”, is off their new album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit,…Read More
Winnipeg band Royal Canoe have announced details their new album Something Got Lost Between Here And The Orbit, which sees the band “return with…Read More
Royal Canoe is coming out of hibernation from Winnipeg’s notoriously frigid winter for a string of tour dates. Beginning May 3 the six-piece will…Read More
Last winter Royal Canoe teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival and Pop Nuit to present a concert of selections from Beck’s Song Reader project. The Song Reader was an album originally released by Beck only on sheet music. The band moulded ten of the songs into their:Read More
Close Talker the quartet from Saskatoon recently announced their second full-length album, Flux, will be released on November 4 via Nevado Music. Recorded over three weeks, during the spring…Read More
“I don’t know if this is true of other cities, but for some weird reason Winnipeggers have been bombarded for the past four decades by business-driven propaganda campaigns which aim to boost our hometown pride, promote tourism and economic growth. Each successive campaign is even more desperate and embarrassing than the last and they all fail, because they insist upon such a fake and whitewashed image of Winnipeg”Read More
Royal Canoe has premiered a brand new video for “Button Fumbla.” The video, directed by Mike Maryniuk, was shot live at Private Ear Recording Studios in Winnipeg. The Canadian six-piece are currently,Read More
Royal Canoe have announced a Spring tour with Bombay Bicycle Club. The band will be supporting the English indie rockers on tour dates across the US and Canada. Royal Canoe’s debut LP Today We’re Believers is out now on Roll Call Records. A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms.Read More
Royal Canoe have premiered the video for “Birthday”. Directed by Scott Cudmore, the video is the newest release from the band’s debut LP Today We’re Believers out now on Roll Call Records. The Canadian six-piece is currently touring,Read More