Niagara based band, Revive The Rose spoke to us in our newest segment of Five Questions With. The band has just released a new single with accompanying music video, “Nine To Five”, which you can check out below. On top of this, they will be hitting the Ontario roads with Street Pharmacy in January!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello readers! We are Revive the Rose, a rock and roll band based out of a small town in the Niagara region known as Welland, ON! We have been a band for 3 years now, most of which we have spent on the road. Couldn’t as for anything better, unless the stage gets bigger! We have many diverse influences that make our sound unique. A fun fact: we came top 4 in the final round of 97.7 HTZ FM Rock Search in 2016, which has significantly helped us.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
The chemistry in RTR is crazy. It’s so crazy, yet it’s also smooth as butter. Sometimes, we feed off spontaneous guitar riffs, sometimes one of us has a whole song put together… which then we all add the final touch ups to it. Sometimes, it takes a day to make a song, and maybe a year for another. We take our time, for the most part, creating music, but we feel that it’s best that way so each song stands strong, versus being what is known as a “filler”. All bangers, as we would say!
We also love attending shows as a band to gain inspiration, and as well to have a fresh cold one and rock out. It’s mind-boggling how great the music community is in Southern Ontario, and it’s important to support each other! We love meeting new friends and these experiences help us write with every ounce of honesty and love.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Well, to be quite frank… we have a whole tour taking place from January to February with our mentors and best friends in Street Pharmacy! They are also from Welland, and have such a great sound and tons of amazing career highlights! We are calling the tour “The Great Welland Migration Tour 2018”, as an ode to our small town we love ever so much. Ryan Guay, the lead singer of Street Pharmacy, is producing our new debut LP in the new year so we are very excited to have him on board.
If you haven’t seen us live yet… it’s a very “in your face” experience. Just like when your buddy tosses you a beer out of nowhere when you weren’t planning on drinking that night. It’s kind of like you weren’t expecting such a powerhouse of rock and roll to fulfil your eardrums! Always good vibes at the RTR shows.
Jan 4 – WPL – Welland, ON
Jan 5 – Club Absinthe – Welland, ON
Jan 6 – Dstrct – Guelph, ON
Jan 13 – Windsor Beer Exchange – Windsor, ON
Jan 18 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
Jan 19 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
Jan 20 – Toucan – Kingston, ON
Jan 26- Warehouse – St. Catherines, ON
Jan 27 – Foxx Lounge – Barrie, ON
Feb 2 – Club NV – Brantford, ON
Feb 3 – Studio One – Chatham, ON
Feb 9 – Chainsaw – Waterloo, ON
Feb 10 – Black Sheep Lounge – Welland, ON
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Our latest single “Nine to Five” was remixed by Ryan Guay, and mastered by Adam Tune of Keys and Crates. It delivers a heavy punch. It was written on the topic of how some employers tend to ‘power trip’ when they have no right in doing so, and try to entitle you to all the dirty work when it doesn’t fit your job description due to their laziness. We feel it’s one of our most proud works, and would love for our fans to check it out ASAP! We even made a cool new video for it, thanks to Primmer Productions!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We LOVE The Trews. They are such a huge inspiration to us! Other great Canadian artists we love and listen to every day are The Glorious Sons, I Mother Earth, Street Pharmacy, Danko Jones, The Dirty Nil, Billy Talent, Arkells… there are way too many great Canadians out there. Oh! You can’t forget the Hip either.