Sunday, 15 July 2012

Recovery Child Rock Band from Canada

I have noticed a Rock Band  called RECOVERY CHILD from Canada, They have an earthy Classic Rock sound that is a great sound, The Musicianship is wonderful, Nice vocals and great guitar riffs and a driving rhythm, Makes this band something to be reconed with, See Bio bellow,

Recovery Child


Cutting through the noise in a musical landscape ridden with so many bands who are eager to please and who work incredibly hard at it can often be a difficult task. But, every so often, there is room for a band that’s pulse continuously pumps with genuine excitement for the raw intensity that brings rock & roll to life.
For Toronto-based quartet Recovery Child (Ryan McCambridge – Vocals/Guitar, Greg McEvoy – Guitar, Ben Tran – Bass, and Gord Davidson – Drums), making rock & roll is simply a matter of truth. “This band has always prided itself on being honest in what we do. There are no costumes. No overwhelming personas. No quirkiness. Just honest music about things that really happen in life. This band believes in truth,” says McCambridge, the band’s principle songwriter and a former finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Their aggressive brand of hook-laden hard rock is as genuinely heartfelt as it is elevating. Pulling together everything with abrasive guitars and anthemic alt-rock melodies, Recovery Child has staked its claim on delivering every song with a pulsating fervor that bubbles up from the pit of your stomach, flushes out familiar feelings, and sends you crashing into these beautifully articulated recollections of life already past.
Having planted their roots a half-decade ago in 2006 with their debut, On Being And The Affect, Recovery Child first garnered media attention when they won the 97.7 HTZ-FM (Astral Media) Rocksearch
Approaching the recording of their sophomore release, which was self-produced by McCambridge and mixed by Brian Moncarz (Circa Survive, Pilate, The Junction), the band decided to turn their previous experience on its head, turn their studio into an open forum for musical experimentation, and really give their creative process the necessary time and space to grow.
“Our creative process is a collective expansion on the song ideas that I come up with. The producer in me is very methodical, so I like songs with hooks, big choruses, and an overall payoff. But the new EP, Afterimage, also incorporates themes, textures, and sounds that couldn’t have been Recovery Child five years ago. When we started to write this new album, I made the conscious decision to not define what Recovery Child was supposed to sound like. Prior to that we were strictly known as being ‘aggressive and melodic’ and anything that fell outside of that just wasn’t us. We had to turn our backs on much of the success that we built with the first record to get to the place were at now, but the new record wouldn’t be what it is if it weren’t for the time we gave it to grow,” notes McCambridge.
But can a band that functions around such notions of “truth” really sustain itself in today’s musical landscape? The answer is a resounding yes, and Recovery Child is proof. “To be coming from a place where I believe wholeheartedly in what I say, and to be doing things that we honestly believe in, to me that is truth. We’re not reinventing the wheel here, but if we can make music that moves people to think about life a little deeper, then that’s great,” says McCambridge.
The songs that have come together carry an emotional depth that has fallen to the musical wayside in recent years. Lyrically, McCambridge dives even further into his personal reflections of the past coupled with a fighting desire to push forward into an enlightened future. Afterimage maintains a beautiful balance between sonic noise and traditional structure, with its energy-inducing drums providing a swift sense of urgency, its expansive bass, and its textured guitar interplays, the record speaks directly of the altruistic character that exists at the core of this band, to the 90s alt-rock spirit at its roots, and to a wholehearted desire to hold on to love.
Particularly evident on their first single, “I Will Defend”, McCambridge and company have never hesitated to reach inside their personal experiences as a means of honestly and passionately remarking on the emotional struggles we sometimes face in pursuit of defining the people we are versus the people we are often asked to be. Both lyrically and musically, Recovery Child has developed an incredible knack for evoking a certain sense of collective ease that reminds us all that we are fragile creatures, capable at times of feeling both incredible sadness and electrifying wonder.
“In writing, there is this moment – this spark – where everything all of a sudden makes sense. For me, it’s like watching a photo develop. The image is a ghost, it’s so faint and intangible, and it feels like it could slip away at any moment, and then, there it is. It’s real and it makes sense. None of us can explain creativity, but all of us are absolutely blessed in the moments that we have it. For me, some days it’s there, other days it’s not. The trick is to make the most of the moments that you have it.”
Tying together amplified choruses and memorable structures with lyrically reflective songs and honest live performances, Recovery Child manages to function within this unique middle stomping ground somewhere between indie rock and the elusive mainstream. With their heads and hearts firmly wrapped up in pursuit of a genuine attraction toward the qualities that make rock & roll human, it is clear that this band’s driving motivation is to create music that speaks to the searching soul in each of us.
As a final thought, McCambridge had only this to say: “I think people miss 90s alt-rock because it was a time when bands seemed to be making music for a higher purpose, almost as if they had no choice but to spread their word. That was music that just bled passion and purpose. You see it in some bands from time to time, but I think it’s rare. Or maybe that’s just how it feels to me? For the people who feel that rock today is empty, or that it lacks passion and a message ­– that it lacks all the things that I loved in music when I was growing up – I want those people to know us.”

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