7:00pm on the Hyundai Maple Stage
Developing a unique sound coined as ‘West Coast Soul’, Victoria band Carmanah are emerging to the top of the indie scene with the release of their debut album Speak in Rhythms on February 9. Led by the vocals of Laura Mitic, the band will be giving fans an early taste of the record with the release of crowd favourite ‘Roots,’ along with the music video on January 26.
Recorded at Warehouse Studio and co-produced by Gus Van Go and Werner F, Speak in Rhythms is a soundtrack that shimmers – dark and brooding at times and shining boldly in others, with lyrics that rival many of the great songwriters of our generation. Exploring some of today’s deepest issues through their lyrics, such as the environment and our current political climate, Carmanah created Speak in Rhythms as a catalyst for creating connections, conversations and momentum around these issues.
Carmanah have performed nationwide in support of acts such as Ziggy Marley, Spirit of the West, Said the Whale, Wake Owl, Clinton Fearon and Current Swell. They’ve also graced the stages of the country’s most celebrate festivals including Rifflandia, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Otalith Music Festival, Sunshine Coast Music Festival, and Ska Fest.
Off the stage, the themes of Speak in Rhythms are a part of everyday life for the band. Passionate about our environment and reducing their footprint on the planet, they are dedicated participants in The Jellyfish Project – traveling to schools across the country to bring music and environmental education to youth.
In celebration of the release, Carmanah will be touring across the country beginning in the Kootenays, BC and continuing west through to eastern Canada.