|Two Crown King a royal success|
|Written by Cara Song|
|Monday, 28 November 2011|
walls of the Observatory shook when Two Crown King paid a visit to the
Observatory on Nov.17
The walls of the Observatory shook when Two Crown King paid a visit to the Observatory on Nov.17.
Their free visit is common style for the six-member band—but fans should watch out for a charitable upcoming project.
With only a demo and a self-titled EP under their belt so far—both containing under 6 songs—the London, Ont. based group has taken a unique approach to their music.
“We want to be able to release new material often instead of releasing 15 songs at once, then pulling into the studio two years later,” said Adam Dick, vocalist.
This is aside from the fact that the group fails to resort to defining themselves by a single genre and instead performs with an eccentric mix between hip hop, funk, rock and rap.
The planned special project—a benefit song—is only a taste of the musicians behind the microphones.
“We’ll be going into the studio to record it,” said Dick. “We’re going to film the entire process and release it on International Cancer Awareness Day. All proceeds from sales of the song will go to cancer research.”
Inspiration for the project comes from a friends’ loss after a battle with cancer.
“My best friend lost his mom a couple years ago. She was essentially like a mother to me too,” said Dick.
A full studio-recorded album will follow the release of the project.
Everything the band has done so far is available both on iTunes and for free on their website.
Sticking true to a passion for live performances, the group seemingly plays more for their fans than they do their careers, with fast new releases and free goods.
“Instead of people spending 20 minutes looking for our songs online, we’d rather have them get them in five minutes, then spend the next 15 minutes listening to them,” said Scott Parker, keyboardist.
Two Crown King fans were not disappointed by the ever-lively performance. The free performance and debuted new music was a cherry on top.
The night was opened by multi-genre group Pocket City, who got the Algonquin crowd on their feet after a remix of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry.”
Pocket City is currently touring Ontario colleges in association with Campus Music Explosion, after winning the battle of the bands competition last spring.
Crown King is set to release their special project on Feb. 4, with a
full-length album to follow in the near future.
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