Royal Canoe

(Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Royal Canoe’s music is rooted in their hometown of Winnipeg, with songs that try to make sense of the resentment and romanticism of that city’s divergent identities. In a mission to construct inventive, catchy, rhythmic and pop boundary-pushing songs, they write hooks, sing through effects pedals and scrawl lyrics on scraps of paper in their simple rehearsal space. Samples are created by running conventional sounds through unconventional gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans and manipulating old records to create sharp-dressed tracks marked by unique characters and a tuneful theatric sense.

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