“Tonight” is taken from Canyons‘ debut album Keep Your Dreams, released in 2011 on Modular. Featuring soothing guitars and spaced out drums, it sounds like an ode of sorts to 70s psychedelic rock. The song has just been given a kaleidoscopic visual treatment from video art dreamteam Chromosphere (Sabrina Ratté & Yoshi Sodeoka).
If you’re itching for a live fixin’ of the Canyons lads, you can catch them in Adelaide (Oct 12), Sydney (Oct 13, 19 and 27), Newcastle (Nov 3) and at the Inca Roads Festival in Victoria (Dec 1).
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It’s been a long time coming, but Canyons‘ debut album Keep Your Dreams is finally here! Featuring seething synth lines, roaring saxophone, tribal drums and chugging bass lines, the West Australian duo’s album is an incredible collage of sounds and melodies. Possibly the best track on here, debut single “My Rescue” infuses the disco-tinged electronic music the group is known for with heavy guitars and rattling drums.
Canyons - My Rescue
Second single “See Blind Through” on the other hand is pure disco-funk goodness. Check out this remix of the song by Melbournian DJ Mic Newman.
While Keep Your Dreams certainly is a strong debut for Ryan Grieve and Leo Thomsen, it tends to be a bit all over the place, sounding more like an assemblage of jagged, weirdo house music than a cohesive whole. There are quite a few memorable moments, and Canyons make it clear they can excel at pretty much any musical genre, but the album might have needed a clearer direction.
To celebrate the album’s release, Canyons will get out of the studio and onto the road with a string of shows in Australia, and a special support for Justice! Show Canyons some love on their official site or Facebook. Stream the album in its entirety on SoundCloud and buy it on