Victoria, B.C.-based outfit Carmanah are set to hit the road with Hey Ocean! for Phase II of touring behind their outstanding debut record Speak In Rhythms. Today, Indie88 is pleased to premiere Carmanah’s new video for “Nightmare.”
“‘Nightmare’ is yearning for the arms of a loved one when you don’t feel safe,” the band told Indie88 via email. “It describes how the ease of ignorance enables us to continue overusing and abusing what little we have left on this planet. We are faced with two options: Keep your eyes closed and live in blissful destruction or open your eyes and acknowledge the mess. Only one of these choices has a future.”
Watch the latest from Carmanah below.
You can catch Carmanah live with Hey Ocean! in Toronto on October 17 at The Great Hall.
“We can’t wait to restring our guitars, warm up our vocals and hit the road with Hey Ocean! this fall,” the band said. “We have been dreaming of touring with a band that we respect and admire for some time and the pairing of Carmanah and Hey Ocean! seems just right. It will be a real treat to return to some of our favourite Canadian spots again and also to share our music in a few new communities along the way.”
Carmanah tour dates
September 7-9 – Duncan, BC – Providence Farm
October 16 – London, ON – Rum Runners *
October 17 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall *
October 18 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s *
October 19 – Ottawa, ON – 27 Club *
October 20 – Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz *
November 15 – Kamloops, BC – Blue Grotto *
November 16 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *
November 17– Saskatoon, SK – Amigos *
November 18 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will Social Club *
November 20 – Regina, SK – Exchange *
November 21 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth *
November 22 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s *
November 23 – Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel *
November 24 – Kelowna, BC – Habitat *
* – w/ Hey Ocean!
The band visited us earlier this year during their tour across Canada to perform two songs from Speak In Rhythms, “Roots” and “Get It Together,” live in the Collective Arts Black Box.