September 22, 2017 |

Canvas take on the A-Z challenge

Canvas take on the A-Z challenge

September 22, 2017 |

Canvas have just revealed new single Haunt You and a November tour! The run of dates follows their new record Worry‘s release on October 6! We asked the band’s Ricky Clarke to take us further into the world of Canvas by taking our A-Z challenge!


A song that made you want to make music?

Pink RosesGlassjaw

I had never heard so much aggression in any song before, the whole Worship and tribute album made me want to create music and not give a fuck what other people think

Best rider you have had?

Probably something out in Europe we have had some pretty cool riders over there!

Craziest moment in the band?

Supporting Comeback Kid, one of my favourite bands, that memory will stay with me forever.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

I don’t know if we have one particular phrase or lyric that stands out to me, I think all the words written on ‘Worry’ resonated with me and the guys during writing the record at some point. I can still listen back and read through the lyrics now and remember and feel exactly what I felt when writing them down.

That’s the beauty of creating any art it’s like a time capsule, a moment in time you can freeze any emotion or memory and revisit it.

Easiest song you wrote?

Our first single The End came together very easily – It took honestly about 10 minutes for everything to fall into place. Everybody was on exactly the same page and the track basically wrote itself

Favourite song in your set?

Medicate Me

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw

Hardest thing about being in a band?

There are far too many reasons as to why its difficult being in a band, however I think something any musician or artist can related to is money haha.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Umm we are pretty average, uninteresting people to be honest. The only thing I think of off the top of my head is that Jon our drummer and Chris our guitarist are brothers!

Jokes you have in the band?

Way too many to mention. I sometimes feel like people outside of us 5 have a hard time understanding 80% of what we talk about due to the amount of stupid little jokes we have amongst ourselves.

Key to writing a song?

Don’t suck at it.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

We drove 13 hours from like Italy to Poland or something whilst out on tour in Europe once. That was pretty long.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Daryl Palumbo

New band you’d recommend?

Our friends have just put a band together called ‘Modern Error’ and the stuff they are bringing out is great!

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Touché Amoré or American Nightmare would be amazing!

Place you’d most like to tour?

Anywhere, we will literally play anywhere.

Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Haha I don’t think I am wise enough to pass on any quotes or advice. Ask me again when I am 60 or something haha.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

It’s one word that carries all of the weight for the context of the album

See us live at?

30.09 Castlefest, Luton (UK)

07.10 Santiagos, Leeds (UK)

08.10 Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield (UK)

09.10 Full Moon, Cardiff (UK)

10.10 The Exchange, Bristol (UK)

11.10 Underground, Plymouth (UK)

12.10 The Black Heart, London (UK)

14.10 Studio Gonz, Gouda (NL)

15.10 Vogelstang, Mannheim (DE)

17.10 Kulturpalast, Wiesbaden (DE)

18.10 Bolwerk 107, Moers (DE)

19.10 Klub 007, Prague (CZ)

20.10 Luftkeller, Hof (DE)

21.10 JuZe, Plonchingen (DE)

23.10 Rumours, Munich (DE)

24.10 Das Bach, Vienna (AT)

25.10 A38, Budapest (HU)

26.10 Rock Out, Brescia (IT)

27.10 Wave Club, Rimini (IT)

28.10 Bahnhof, Padova (IT)

29.10 Champmesle, Geneva (CH)

09.11 Boileroom, Guilford (UK)

10.11 Cobblestones, Bridgwater (UK)

12.11 The Attic, Ashford (UK)

+ More TBA

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

Not at all I feel like there are some incredibly exciting and talented bands coming up right now who are hungry for it and that is inspiring to see!

Unusual merchandise?

We tend to stick to the traditional t-shirt / long sleeve. Maybe a patch or a hoodie if we are feeling particularly adventurous!

Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?

No I feel like they were wrote to be played and performed how they come across on record and live. If we wanted to do a different variation of a song we would probably just write a whole new song in that variation ‘style’.

What do your fans mean to you?

The cliché ‘everything’ – No in all honesty the fact anybody gives a shit about what we do is always mind blowing. Every single person who has spent time finding out about us, came to a show, picked up music and merch and taken care of us and made us feel welcome so far away from home we will forever be in debt too.

X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?

Jon broke the ligaments of both of his knees one time, he had to have an x-ray I think.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

We have probably taken too long at a services station or something. We like to browse.

Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

Probably the animal that nobody likes. A bug or something.