Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock


band members

Matthew Kenneally, Adam Dean, Isaac Barter, Edward Fairlie, Lachlan O'Kane


Unearthed artists we like

Officer Parrot, LANKS


Website

www.canaryband.com

Bio

Continuing to craft sounds that push their personal creative boundaries, as well as the familiar sounds their fan base has come to expect, Canary enter a new chapter of their career emboldened and focused.

From their debut release Dear Universe in 2011, to the defining I Am Lion in 2016, Canary have finessed their songwriting and musicianship under the eyes of not only Australian industry and audiences, but international names alike. Shortlisted for the Unsigned Division of the 2014 International Songwriting Competition (deliberated upon by the likes of Tom Waits and Bastille) for their single ‘Carried Away’, Canary’s music rang out strong abroad and only bolstered the band’s drive for creating new music.

Led by songwriter Matthew Kenneally, Canary are known for producing indie pop that is steeped in gorgeous melodies, intelligent instrumentation and an ever curious approach to their delivery; a delivery that has made the band a favourite with live audiences around the country, having supported the likes of Saskwatch, Hein Cooper, Ainslie Wills and LANKS in recent memory.

I Am Lion marked a personal dynamic change for Kenneally, as he channelled navigating a break up into the music. What resulted was a big album full of tonal dynamics and personal insights that not only further exposed Kenneally’s creative direction, but demonstrated the great collaborative nature Canary possess and continue to thrive upon.

Now, Canary emerge once more from the studio, armed with material primed for their forthcoming third album. Again, the gears have shifted as the band aims even higher with this new studio release.

“We have recorded a lot of this next album live,” Kenneally says. “But unlike the previous one, the songs weren’t fully formed before going into the studio to record. It was just a collection of riffs and grooves and melodies, which we laid down spontaneously in the first recording session, and have slowly been piecing together songs out of those initial recordings since.”

This approach has already born some tasty fruit in Canary’s new single, ‘Two Step’. Tight, vibrant and rollicking in pace, Canary take another strong step forward into their new phase.

The new Canary album will be out in 2019.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Nov 2018

Triple J
40

Very fun but mostly it's just very good!

Very fun but mostly it's just very good!

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

03 Nov 2018

Triple J
45

Don't ever leave us again!!!
The world is a dark and scary place with out Canary!

Don't ever leave us again!!!
The world is a dark and scary place with out Canary!

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

02 Nov 2018

Triple J
45

You're crazy for this one, Canary! This is too much fun. Getting some major Custard vibes and absolutely loving it.

You're crazy for this one, Canary! This is too much fun. Getting some major Custard vibes and absolutely loving it.