'Evil I Know'
Album Release Date: 02/09/2018
2017 was a busy year for Ascot Royals to say the least. The release of their EP titled "New Skin" resulted in some major radio play as well as extensive Canada wide tours with Big Wreck, USS and summer festivals. Their efforts clearly didn’t go unnoticed as the band went on to win the 2017 CASBY Award for "Best New Artist" presented by 102.1 The Edge.
Having no intentions of slowing down, the band hits the road in the spring with Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good Band and are back with a new single titled "Evil I Know." A cheeky "Troubadour meets Headbanger" song, with a musical wink at a few of the members’ British background. The song addresses our current public discourse, observing how far apart we have grown over our disagreements as a society.
Winner of the 2017 Edge CASBY Award for “Best New Artist”
Supporting ‘Our Lady Peace & Matthew Good’ on their upcoming cross Canada joint tour
Supported ‘Big Wreck’ on their “Albatross” cross Canada tour last January 2017
At its core, music is supposed to generate a feeling worth grasping onto and holding tight. Whether that feeling is comfort, rage, solidarity, fear, love, or something in between, any music worth a listen finds a way to connect. Toronto, Ontario-based rock quintet Ascot Royals - Jimmy Chauveau (vocals), Ben Chauveau (keys), Scott Page (bass), Sam Stark (drums) and Tal Vaisman (guitars) - exemplify this with their "New Skin" EP (available via Slaight Music/Sony Music Canada), a body of work that's not unlike the best shoulder you've ever leaned on.
The EP's title track and first single, "New Skin," features a danceable brand of alternative arena rock with feverish pop hooks, along with motivational lyrical work that stresses the importance of not being afraid to forget about the negativity that haunts us and embracing a fresh start in life – definitely a fitting vibe for an EP’s opening number.
Last year's debut single, "The Best is Yet to Come" (which entered the Top 25 at Canadian Rock Radio) offers a message of not giving up in times of struggle and finding a light at the end of the tunnel. Paced with goose bump-inducing instrumentation and soaring vocals, "The Best is Yet to Come," already feels anthemic. Meanwhile, EP closer "Empires" includes an impassioned performance by Gianni Luminati of JUNO Award-winning band, Walk Off the Earth. Here, listeners are given one last chance to raise their fists and feel galvanized.
Featuring collaborations with Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace) Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, Arkells, Billy Talent), Gianni Luminati (Walk of the Earth, Steve Aoki) and Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace), to name a few, "New Skin" has positively displayed the versatility of Ascot Royals, a band that's put in the work and continues to reach new lyrical and musical heights.
OUR LADY PEACE & MATTHEW GOOD CROSS CANADA TOUR
THU, 01 MAR 2018 / Mile One Centre / Saint John's, NL, Canada
SAT, 03 MAR 2018 / Casino New Brunswick / Moncton, NB, Canada
MON, 05 MAR 2018 / Scotiabank Centre / Halifax, NS, Canada
WED, 07 MAR 2018 / Théâtre TELUS / Montreal, QC, Canada
THU, 08 MAR 2018 / TD Place Arena / Ottawa, ON, Canada
FRI, 09 MAR 2018 / FirstOntario Concert Hall / Hamilton, ON, Canada
SAT, 10 MAR 2018 / Budweiser Gardens / London, ON, Canada
TUE, 13 MAR 2018 / Tribute Communities Centre / Oshawa, ON, Canada
THU, 15 MAR 2018 / Massey Hall / Toronto, ON, Canada
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