TOUR DATES STARTING ON AUGUST 29th
WATCH 'CANVAS' VIDEO PREMIERE ON EXCLAIM!
For Immediate Release:
(Vancouver, BC) - Vancouver indie-rockers Derrival are excited to announce the release of their brand new EP 'Departure & Arrival' on Friday, August 21st and are marking the occasion with the premiere of their kick-ass video for feature track 'Canvas' on Exclaim.ca today. Watch the video (featuring Monsters! And Power Rangers!) here. Derrival are also hitting the road for a string of Western Canadian dates, starting on August 29th in Kelowna and will play a release show in Vancouver on September 25. Full tour schedule is listed below.
These days most people don't know whether they're coming or going and that constant state of motion is how Derrival characterizes themselves, and is ultimately where the band name comes from. Derrival combines synth-heavy elements of bands like Phoenix and Chvrches with guitar driven hooks and melodies reminiscent of Two Door Cinema Club and Young The Giant. The band was formed in 2009 in Langley, BC, when the band members were still in high school and they've been on a steady upward trajectory for the past six years, releasing fresh content regularly. Derrival released 'Youth Captured', a 6-song EP in 2013 and they’ve also released a single, a two song 7”, and a music video that has over 14,000 views on Youtube. Since graduating high school, they have each pursued different post secondary studies to develop the skill sets of a record label for independently releasing their own music, making them more than just another band taking the DIY route.
The first single from the 'Departure & Arrival' EP,'Original Script', was released in 2014 and led the band to winning a highly coveted top prize in the 2014 BC PEAK Performance Project. With the release of the EP on August 21st, Derrival are leading with feature track 'Canvas'. The video for 'Canvas' was directed by Sean Depner and shot by Manuel J. Ibanez. The creative video follows the exploits of a role reversal "Manzilla" set on destroying a city that ultimately gets saved by the band in the best way possible! The video is a nod to the band's love of the Power Rangers in their youth. "We all loved the Power Rangers when we were kids," explains lead vocalist Adam Mah. "So, we're basically living out a childhood fantasy with this video. How awesome is that?!"
Derrival's new EP 'Departure & Arrival' will be available online at iTunes and all other digital retailers on Friday, August 21st. Derrival will be touring in support of the EP starting in Kelowna on August 29th. The band will release their first full-length album in 2016 and have plans to tour throughout North America in 2015/2016. Please visit derrival.ca for more info and the most up to date tour listings.
DERRIVAL // WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR DATES
August 29 - Kelowna, BC - Fleetwood Public House
September 1 - Red Deer, AB - Fratters Speakeasy
September 2 - Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
September 3 - Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
September 4 - Calgary, AB - Broken City
September 5 - Banff, AB - Elk & Oarsman Pub
September 25 - Vancouver, BC - VENUE
DERRIVAL - 'DEPARTURE & ARRIVAL' TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 21st, 2015 (INDEPENDENT)
1. Shoes Grow Smaller
4. Original Script
5. The Knife
Derrival is: Adam Mah • Vocals/Rhythm Guitar // Glen Jackson • Lead Guitar/Vocals // Dan Kozlowski • Drums // Deven Azevedo • Bass/Vocals // Shane Stephenson • Keys/Vocals