January 15th, 2013
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. Their songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.
From Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, these musicians spend their days 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 Bio and manipulating bits of old records.
The Børn Spring 2013 Native Bloom video features the song: “Show Me Your Eyes,” from their album Purple and Gold, available on iTunes® and Amazon.® Singer Bucky Driedger describes the track: “This song is the soundtrack to a weird dance party. Built on top of a bunch of mismatched samples and inspired by a summer of biking around Winnepeg and partying in lofts, parks, studios and galleries.”