Bands that well and truly hit you at the core - whether it's through crushing heaviness or pure emotional atmosphere - are very hard to come by nowadays. One such band is UK post-everything quintet CANVAS. We discovered them at an intimate gig at Camden Barfly and have been sneakily working with them behind the scenes ever since. Today, we finally get to announce that the band have joined the Basick roster!
The band are premiering their brand new video for single, 'Hospital Beds' today (officially released tomorrow) - check it out at the bottom of this article.
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. Not ones to shy away from getting their hands dirty within their own creations, Canvas have spent the last couple of years jumping in the van and playing shows anywhere and everywhere from clubs and houses, to garages and practice spaces. The band booked their own UK and EU shows until people started to take note.
With a heavy DIY approach to their work ethos, Canvas also 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, which will be released later this year. More details to follow over the coming months!
In the meantime, be sure to take a listen to 'Hospital Beds' and catch the band on their upcoming UK/EU tour in August:
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)