|Label / Release||Type||Year|
CODE CANARY | BAND INFO
- 13.04.2014 Release EP 'Wolves'
- 20.04.2013 Sieger beim Finale des John Lennon Talent Awards
- Support für "Wovenhand", "Parlotones" , "The Airborne Toxic Event", "Trouble Over Tokyo"
The band released its first EP as Code Canary in 2014, titled 'Wolves'. It was produced by former The Sisters of Mercy guitarrist and Hamburg producer, Andreas Bruhn, who was impressed by the band's live performance and musicianship during the 2013 John Lennon Talent Award. The band, still going by its former name 'Starpost', went on to win the coveted award -until recently the only award with Yoko Ono's official approval- and embarked on a European tour shortly after to promote 'Wolves'. The band's live performances have gained them praise not only from Bruhn, who described the sound as "unexpected... yet extremely satisfying", but also from Guano Apes frontgirl, Sandra Nasic, and Wir Sind Helden's synth-genius, Jean-Michel Tourette who praised the band's on-stage presence and aesthetics.
The band's sound features a blend of dark pop tunes with a solid rhythm core accentuated by Alex Schalja's sub-bass synth notes and David Meister's electro beats and machine-like drums. This foundation is completed by singer David Gabelaia's outrun-style synths and powerful vocals -which can go from dreamy, raspy falsettos to low-pitched, down-in-the-gutter whispers- and Rodney Perez's unbridled guitar riffs and moody synths and effects.
Looking to deliver its first record in 2017, Code Canary joined forces with up-and-coming producer Jan Kerscher to record their debut album. It will expand on its predecessor 'Wolves' by mixing their characteristic dark pop tunes with dancier, more seductive melodies and will be followed by the band's first album tour.
„...Jean-Michel Tourette (Wir sind Helden) lobt die visuelle Umsetzung und die permanente Spannung der Live-Performance dieses Quartetts, das mit abgefahrenen Synthie-Sounds, fetten Bass-Beats, effektvollen Gitarren, kunstvollen Videosequenzen und überraschenden Wendungen jeden mit in den Sternenhimmel zog. Sänger David Gabelaia singt leicht entrückt oder mischt seine Kopfstimme in die Klangwelt, die Soundfrickler und Gitarrist Rodney Perez immer neu bereichert, wenn er nicht gerade in Ekstase auf ein Schlagzeugbecken einschlägt.“
[Kai-Peter Boysen, Kieler Nachrichten]