CANVAS PRESENT ‘EULOGY’
Bedford Quintet Unveil New Video Single To Mark Release Of Debut Album
Hard-working heavy hitters Canvas have followed up the release of their debut album ‘No Love, No Hope, No Future’ on Monday, with video single ‘Eulogy’. Self-proclaimed as creating ‘Music For Misery’, the quintet’s new video is a dark and brooding performance piece.
“Heavy music in the UK is currently at a peak,” says Jack Rogers, vocalist the post-metal outfit. “On the one end you’ve got bands such as Hacktivist and Heart of a Coward, and then you’ve got the likes of Climates, Dead Harts and all those guys currently smashing it. It’s real eclectic out there, and that can only be a good thing.”
Canvas – completed by guitarists Dan Marsh and Chris Vernon, bassist Ricky Clarke and drummer Jon Vernon – pride themselves on having built up a formidable reputation on their own steam, solidifying a fervent following in the UK and European underground scenes. “We put 100% into this band – we believe if you put 100% into something you will get 100% back,” asserts Rogers; “We’ve built this band from the ground up. For two years we have maintained a DIY work ethic. We try to keep things ‘In House’ as much as possible. Until recently we were booking our own shows and shaking hands with promoters ourselves – that’s really helped us get ahead and get on some great shows. Still to this day we still do pretty much everything ourselves. The phrase ‘hardest working band…’ is put out there a lot, but we definitely put a lot of work in to touring and keeping busy.”
Taking a break from their throbbing touring calendar in August of 2013, Canvas entered the studio with producer Ed Sokolowski to record their debut opus, ’No Love, No Hope, No Future’. ‘No Love…’ is downtempo and mournful, weighty in both sound and subject matter. “These songs are from a time in my life where I felt a bit lost, like a failure and a let-down,” recalls Rogers. “These songs were my catharsis, a way of getting all my thoughts and worries off of my mind and channeling myself into something productive. But, they are nevertheless some of the darkest songs we have ever
No Love..’ has now been released via Transcend Music (Dead Harts, Heights, Liferuiner) and can be obtained digitally and physically:
-Physical Copies: transcendmusic.bigcartel.com