KANADIA formed in Oxford in 2015, taking the Oxfordshire music scene by storm with their powerful wall of sound and exciting stadium-sized live shows. With reverb drenched guitar and a sub bass that goes straight through your heart; When Kanadia start playing, you can’t help but become absorbed. Introspective lyrics paired with colossal, atmospheric swells and unexpected, desolate lows, are what they are building a reputation for. They have impressed listeners from the UK to Mexico, with the alt-rock four piece often playing to packed out venues and sending their music to all corners of the globe.
Kanadia’s self-titled debut album was released in 2019, to high acclaim, with their song ‘Poison’ entered on various editorial Spotify Playlists. Their highly anticipated follow up album ‘June’ was released on 2nd December 2022. With single's ‘Wish Away My Time’ and 'Feel It Again' also featuring on multiple editorial Spotify playlists such as ‘All New Rock’ and ‘Alternative Noise’.
Alongside gigs across the UK, Kanadia have played multiple festivals including TRUCK, IN IT TOGETHER and COMMON PEOPLE, with also a lot of support from BBC Radio Oxford.
James Bettis - Vocals / Guitar
Tim Lucas - Drums
Melissa Marshall - Keyboards
Jack Ashworth - Bass
"Kanadia get described as 'stadium ready' a lot, and you can see why, but the sheer level of sonic assualt going on here suggests something a bit more experimental than that"
"Four piece indie alt rockers Kanadia have been causing quite a stir in and around Oxford over the last year or so and the release of their debut self-titled E.P. took the industry by surprise with its vaulting ambition and epic scale. A band most definitely here to stay"
- Common People
"took people by suprise. Built for the big stage. you can imagine them on that main stage at Common People, if not beyond at Glastonbury! "
- Ronan Munro
"gorgeously understated, precise but ambitious in scale, in the way Muse can be. They’re destined for stages and venues far larger than they’re currently playing"
- Nightshift Magazine