Canshaker Pi’s single ‘What You’re Trying to Say’ out now!

February 7, 2017

Canshaker Pi’s single ‘What You’re Trying to Say’ out now!
For Fans Of… Pavement, Ought, Parquet Courts, Sebadoh

“…a curiously emphatic rampage…”Clash

“…a supercharged, highly rhythmic brand of indie rock…”Stereogum


Dutch four-piece Canshaker Pi are delighted to unveil their entrancing sound to a UK wide audience through the release of What You’re Trying To Say, out now via Excelsior Recordings and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

The track was taken from the self-titled album produced by Pavement‘s Stephen Malkmus with the video premiering on Clash Magazine‘s website. The video is now available to stream via the Canshaker Pi YouTube channel.

You can also stream the audio for What You’re Trying To Say, which premiered on Gigslutz, on the band’s Soundcloud page.


Despite their youthfulness, the band are still in their teens, Canshaker Pi have already beguiled rock royalty having enticed the aforementioned Stephen Malkmus to travel to Holland to produce their album, which was released in August 2016. It’s easy to see why Malkmus described the band as having the talent to “blow the world away with their sound.”; infectious, lo-fi, gritty indie-rock demands your attention as the skilfully arranged sound takes hold of the listener, menacing feedback prowling in the background, melodies twisting and turning throughout, as the simple, yet effective, vocals drive the song to its conclusion.

There is something eminently mature about the bands sound, a sound that has one foot in the past and one foot in the future, creating a noise that appreciatively nods to the likes of Sebadoh and Silver Jews as much as it does contemporary bands such as Ought and Parquet Courts.

Comprised of Willem Smit (lead vocals, guitar), Boris de Klerk (vocals, guitar), Ruben van Weegberg (bass) and Nick Bolland (drums), Canshaker Pi have had a fairly quick ascent since their formation. Having met at school, attending a school overlooking the famous venue Paradiso, the band wasted no time in honing their sound and making their mark on the industry, as they quickly produced two EP’s, worked with Stephen Malkmus and gained support from the likes of Stereogum.

With an album currently in the works and dates in the UK being booked for May, Canshaker Pi are set to make their mark on British music lovers through their fuzz-filled noise rock sound.

What You’re Trying To Say by Canshaker Pi is out now via Excelsior Recordings and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.

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