SKY Canvas EPK
Sky Canvas are an alternative soul/hiphop 5-piece from Wellington, NZ. They are a dynamic blend of stirring vocals with colourful synth/guitar textures and fiery, dancing rhythms. They bring this radiant and hard-grooving energy to their live shows - delivering a gripping and fun experience that you'll find yourself moving to. Their sound features elements of off-centre soul, hip-hop, electronic, rock and eastern-flavoured jazz.
Sky Canvas' 5-track debut EP was recorded in Wellington's Surgery Studios and released in 2017, and reached #13 on the NZ Albums chart, and #8 on the Heatseekers chart.
The band formed and started writing together at the NZ School of Music. They have since played many successful shows - developing on the way a tight live set, a strong Wellington fan base, and a drive to keep making compelling music. They've opened for many great touring acts in the indie/funk/pop fields (Strangely Arousing, Balu Brigada, Albion Place, Molly & The Chromatics etc).
Katelin Little’s vocals are soulfully charged; her lyrics, delivery, and presence on stage are absorbing. Fraser Walker (keys/synth) and Sam Nakamura (guitar) create a bright backdrop of texture and harmony, while Luther Hunt (Drums) and Tyaan Singh (Bass/Sax) hold down the underlying grooves. Tyaan is also accomplished on saxophone, and switches back-and-forth between instruments - which can really get the crowd bouncing.
Sky Canvas are currently working on recording a series of singles to release before the summer to follow up their EP. In celebration, they will be setting off on a tour of the country to have some release party fun.
"If you’re into grooves, jazzy guitar, spacey keys, powerful female vocals, and a couple more grooves, look no further than Sky Canvas.. last year’s EP was an absolute belter of a debut by a group of Kiwis with musical talent to burn" - Tearaway
"Immediately it is reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote, Emily King and Robert Glasper" - NZ Musician
"Wellington's Sky Canvas make kaleidoscopic futuristic soulful jazz.." - The Audience.co.nz