We're ending our Monday on an absolute high and are very excited to finally announce that CANVAS will be releasing their debut album 'Worry' on October 6th! In conjunction with this announcement, the band are premiering the video for their incredible new single 'Medicate Me' via their Facebook page right now! Be sure to head over there and check it out.
With two singles out and album details revealed, all that's left is to get the new record pre-ordered - something that you can do right now via Basick Supplies! 'Worry' will be pressed on Limited Edition Black/White marble vinyl (comes with an accompanying CD), and is also available as part of a t-shirt bundle. Three killer bundle options are available, so take your pick - just nip over to the store for more info.
Note: the Black/White marble vinyl is a store exclusive, and as such only a limited number of copies are available.
To describe Canvas' sound is difficult, but perhaps the easiest thing to say is that they play their own unique brand of emotionally charged Post-Hardcore. With a heavy DIY approach to their work ethos, Canvas have always made a strong point on keeping everything as ‘in-house’ as possible, insistent on creating and organising as much as they could themselves. Now, in 2017, Canvas still remain permanent believers of a ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude and approach to anything they do as a collective, however the team has grown in aid of pushing their debut full-length, 'Worry'.
'Worry' combines crashing, atmospheric waves with slabs of intricate guitar work. Add in drum work that ranges from demonic to almost delicate and tracks that ripple with poignant power, and you have the solid foundations of a brilliant post-hardcore album.
Of the upcoming release, vocalist Ricky Clarke comments:
"Worry is a record that exposes my anxieties about coming of age in the most honest way I could manage.
I feel everybody goes through a similar thought process in their early to mid-twenties. Constantly assessing where you're heading, comparing yourself to siblings & friends who in your mind, may have better opportunities or more ‘success’ than you. Seeing your friends marry, buy houses, have kids and achieve the ’normal’ life milestones, can be hard to witness when you're stuck in a rut. It can feel like the world is against you and no matter how hard you try, you just cant shake the feeling that you're being left behind.
I guess this record is my way of dealing with those feelings and how I felt at certain times living through it. If anyone picks this album up and it helps them realise its okay and normal to feel this way then our job is done. I think sometimes its important to know that other people are feeling the same way as you. It’s okay to feel lost.
Worry is an album for every single person who feels inadequate, an outsider or alone."
Canvas tour dates:
17.08 Joiners, Southampton (UK)
18.08 Birthdays, London (UK)
19.08 Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham (UK)
20.08 King Billy, Northampton (UK)
24.08 Kulturwerkkstatt, Paderborn (DE)
25.08 Katy’s Garage, Dresden (DE)
26.08 Capsloc, Capelle (NL)
27.08 AZ, Cologne (DE)
'Worry' will be released October 6th 2017 on Basick - for a full list of pre-order options, click on the album release page.