The Contact - Canvas Tears

Published Wednesday 22nd April 2009
The Contact - Canvas Tears
The Contact - Canvas Tears

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50248-15334
LABEL: 7 Spin Music 182821001227
RELEASE DATE: 2008-11-28
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Peter John Willoughby

This is the third album by the band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band is fronted by Geoffrey Fifield and their publicity blurb likens them to U2 and the Foo Fighters, which is misleading. Rather, they show the influence of Coldplay, Radiohead and Muse, but with a more positive outlook. 'Canvas Tears' was mixed by Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Rembrandts) and mastered by Dave Collins (The Police, Bruce Springsteen), so you can expect quality sound production. There are hooks aplenty along with the ballads and mini moog featured throughout. One standout, "Could This Be The End Of The Hiding?", is co-written with the producer, Quinlan. My favourite track though is the cover of Peter Schilling's "Major Tom (Coming Home)", which is a synth rock retelling of Bowie's 1969 classic "Space Oddity".

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Product Description
With a sound that can be described as fresh, raw and vivid; songwriting that is at once thoughtful, electric and emotive, The Contact have carved a space for themselves in Halifax's competitive music scene. Praised by critics and fans alike, The Contact blend influences from U2 to Coldplay, with breathtaking vocals and potent melodies that capture you from the first listen. By blending simple rock melodies with modern artistic expression, The Contact is exploring new ways of connecting with their audiences. The Contact offers music that challenges their listeners and causes audiences to think about issues beyond themselves.

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