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Craving Ways: All the ways we crave change

Monday 20th, March 2017 / 18:12

 

By Willow Grier

Craving Ways’ new EP feels well-earned after stops and starts along the way.
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CALGARY – Calgary’s Craving Ways is the slowly stewed brainchild of Colin McDonald. The musician has roots in plenty of projects (Quit the City, Dead Emperor, Alexa Borden), but Craving Ways is where he most feels at home. The surf-laden, quasi-psychedelic offering recently graced BeatRoute’s own issue launch party, to the delight of attendees. McDonald was joined by Tad Hynes and Kurtis Urban (Mammoth Grove) and the trio jammed out sprawling shred sessions and complex yet easily soaring structures. Moments between songs were filled with choruses of “Fuck Yeah!” and the audience turned to one another to learn more about the mysterious new band.

In reality, Craving Ways started several years ago, though has found its hang ups along the way.

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“The project started in Vancouver in 2013 after my old band Quit the City broke up,” Explains McDonald. “I was in Van for one more year and recorded the first EP there, but before I could start playing any shows I had to move back home to Calgary.”

“I kept writing new material,” he continues. “But the project kind of sat on the shelf for a while until I met Kirill Telichev (The Dudes, HighKicks, Julius Sumner Miller) at a party. He produced and put in a lot good ideas into the songs. He’s a bit of a wizard. We got Sean Friend (Solid Brown, The Suppliers) to do the drums and Ryan Wells (Robot Workers) to do the keys on a couple songs. We ended up have four tracks recorded, then I got a bit busy playing with Alexa Borden and Dead Emperor for a couple years and only played a handful of shows with Craving Ways.”

As another delay, McDonald explains, “I write all the material myself, so when it comes to shows I get the help of my awesome friends I’ve met in Calgary since moving back. Urban and Hynes have helped with with every show but the line up changes quite a bit.”

The mid March release show will see the final product of the four songs released as a collection called All in All, and will make room for all that McDonald has up his sleeve. For now, he has seen his vision come to fruition with a heavy, hard-hitting rhythm section that offsets his Dick Dale-esque guitar. The easy-to-love songs come off with a delightfully groovy, beach-ready exterior, and a stop-what-you’re-doing-to-check-out-these-riffs chewy centre, ready for audiences to devour.

Catch Craving Ways’ All in All EP Release on March 24th at Nite Owl with support from The Rumble, Slim Hawley, and Robbie Shirriff.

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