Le Canal Gears Up for Summer

With a lot of exciting gigs coming their way, especially this summer, it only felt right for Swedish pop/rock group Le Canal to put out some new material and as such they are busy in the studio recording new songs for what they hope will be their next album.

"We are about to start recordings for what we hope will be a full album. A single will be released as soon as possible, hopefully in a month or so. We've got some gigs this summer and wanted to have some new stuff out there.
"The songs on Au Revoir were musically inspired by bands like The Lemonheads, Dinosaur Jr, Pavement to name a few. But since then we added a fourth member on piano and clav, so the sound will probably be somewhat different. But the style will probably be more coherent and hopefully more mature.
"Other plans for the fall are to visit England and participate in a radio show and maybe play some gigs. I myself also have plans to visit South by Southwest in Austin next year, as a visitor, but will also try to network and hopefully get to play a couple of our songs live", said member of the group, Daniel Blomqvist while speaking to Urban Craft in a recent interview.

The pop/rock quartet from Gothenburg has also just released a brand new video for their song Robber, taken off their EP 'Au Revoir' (available on Spotify and other services) and after having hit a few snares in their path earlier on they now feel like everything is falling into place. It certainly looks like it's going to be smooth sailing from hereon....
"Last year (may 2017) we released a demo EP that we recorded as long back as in fall 2015. Other projects, band members having kids, etc, slowed the process down. But we’re not in a hurry anyway", he said.

Blomqvist also took the time out to share with us quite a wonderful story of how the group came together and also got their unique name.
"The band was started after I wrote a couple of songs while living in a small town in Sweden, through which runs a well known old channel (canal). I used to walk by the channel and think about nothing and everything while not working, and somewhere there I got the ideas and inspiration to the songs and the band", said Daniel.

Though stil independent, Le Canal has managed to extensively grow, not just their brand but a very loyal fanbase as well at home and abroad that will no doubt be over the moon with the news of a new album from the group.
"We are totally independent, i:e have no company to back us up in any way. All of our PR has been on social media, twitter in particular, but also Facebook (networking and participating in groups and communities) and instagram.
"After having some songs played on different radiostations (mostly in England actually) we’ve gathered a core of fans here in Sweden also", said Daniel.

With the new music and upcoming gigs, It looks like this is going to be a summer to remember for both the group and their fans, that's for sure!

Le Canal is made of Olle Nilsson (drums), Anders Göransson (piano/synth), Totte Nydén (bass) and Daniel Blomqvist (guitar and vocals).