PREMIERE – The Wilderness releases video for “Dancing in the Dive Bars”

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Kingston, ON-based indie-rock band, The Wilderness have released a video for their newest single, “Dancing in the Dive Bars”. The single tells a story of the joy that can be found in life’s struggles.

Liam Neal (percussion/ keys) shares,

“Sometimes the world throws challenges at you that may seem insurmountable.
The end of the month arrives, and the $33.65 in your bank account won’t cover the rent.
But you still have your friends, and you still have your favourite local bar.
And together you all traipse out to the town, and dance away your issues till tomorrow.”

When it came to making the video, Sacha Lansky states,

“It was a typical Wilderness experience where nothing went as planned but everything worked out better that way.”

Check out the video below, and find out more about The Wilderness in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We’re The Wilderness, an indie rock band from Kingston Ontario. While we call Kingston our home, the band members hail from various parts of Canada, the US, and Europe.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our music is best described as energetic and catchy indie rock, that takes influence from a wide variety of musical genres. Our sound is reflected in our writing style. Many of our songs began as minimal folk arrangements (i.e. a set of chords and lyrics) before each member of the band adds their individual flair to a song. This approach allows each song to take on a life of its own, while still reflecting the cohesive sound generated by the six of us playing together.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We are currently beginning a weekly residency at a local bar in Kingston called The Brooklyn, where we are playing every Friday night until the end of September. The best way to describe our live show would be taking the energy of a punk band playing in front of 10,000 people, and focusing into fun, intimate show you could catch at your local dive bar.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

They should check out our latest single “Dancing in the Dive Bars.” It’s both the best sounding recording the band has done, as well as demonstrating the growth in songwriting the band has undergo in the last year.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

We enjoy a lot of the newer Canadian rock bands that have been emerging lately, such Texas King, The Kerouacs, The Kents, Oh Geronimo, and of course The Glorious Sons from our hometown of Kingston.

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