KANADIA are a 4-piece alternative rock band based in Oxford, who began to steadily build a dedicated fan base and an exciting reputation for their energetic "stadium sized" live shows.
Described as 'epic in scope and ambitious in scale' by BBC Introducing. KANADIA arrange soaring guitars and vocals with powerful pulsating sub bass and electronics that are driven along by the primal and aggressive raw energy of big drums and heavy bass.
KANADIA released their debut self titled album on March 2nd 2019, accompanied by a sold out launch show at O2 Academy Oxford, followed by their second UK tour across England and Scotland in Autumn 2019.
The band have released 4 singles between August - November 2018. 'VX', 'Masterplan', 'Anything For A Good Time' and 'Poison'. Each release has subsequently featured on Spotify Editorial Playlists chosen by Spotify curators.
Playlists such as 'New Noise' (287,700 followers) and 'All New Rock' (185.6k followers) which have helped KANADIA increase their profile and gain fans not only in the UK, but also internationally, with tracks generating thousands of streams around the world.
BBC Introducing regularly plays and supports each of the band’s releases.
KANADIA have performed at Truck Fest 2018 on the Market Stage alongside PEACE, JAWS and Bad Sounds. They have also performed at Common People Festival, Cornbury Festival, BBC Introducing, SoFar Sounds, O2 Academy Oxford and other venues including, The Bullingdon, Night and Day Cafe, The Jacaranda and Sunflower lounge, to name a few.
Ronan Munro, Editor of longtime Oxford music publication Nightshift, who has witnessed first hand the rise of Radiohead, Foals and Glass Animals, has predicted a bright future for KANADIA. Often drawing comparisons to Radiohead, Muse and U2.
James Bettis - Vocals / Guitar
Tim Lucas - Drums
Melissa Marshall - Keyboards
Jack Ashworth - Bass
"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