Indie Montreal is pleased to present Royal Canoe & Hannah Epperson’s Montreal show at La Vitrola on May 6, 2016 in collaboration with Evenko and Greenland. Tickets will be $15 in advance and can be bought here and will be $18 at the door if not sold out. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9:30 pm. Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573942476258284/
Playful, rythmic and airy, Royal Canoe‘s music can only be defined by its musicians fascinating ingenuity. A mix of live instrumentation and electronic sounds, the band doesn’t hesitate to venture into their own unique universe. In 2014, the album Today We’re Believers was nominated for a Juno for Best Alternative Album. Currently in studio, the group will launch a new album in 2016. A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. In 2012 alone, Royal Canoe released two independent EPs, Extended Play and Purple & Gold. They took part in Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival, arranging and performing a portion of Beck’s Song Reader, an album released as sheet music and published by McSweeny’s. They brought so much musical goodness to CMJ that they landed on Best Of lists of The New York Times, KCRW and Consequence of Sound. And they played nearly one hundred shows. For 2013, the main act (so far) is releasing their full-length album, Today We’re Believers, with L.A.’s Roll Call Records and Toronto’s Nevado Records.
Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres, including poet Shane Koyczan, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, We Are The City, and numerous others. Hannah’s breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential and educational background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes by ear with a cowgirl in Utah. Hannah’s unique songwriting and performance earned her one of British Columbia’s Peak Performance Project awards in 2013 and international recognition as a powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music.