We are Still


We Are Still

by Cordcalling

Released 04/08/2017
Released 04/08/2017
Creative Art Rock duo pushing musical boundaries, inspiring, and doing more with less.
Cordcalling, an Art Rock duo based in London, ON, is "doing more with less" (Jason Schneider of Kitchener ON's The Record). Since the duo's inception, they have been continuously intriguing and engaging audiences and industry participants with their raw and unique style. Denise, with her passion for poetry, and Brian, with his aptitude for visual art, ignite a powerful spark in their intense musical convergence. Not shying away from "marching to the beat of their own drum," they are preparing to soon release their new "old-school" vinyl record, "We are Still." Going against the grain of a mainly digital modern music industry, Cordcalling ventured to record, mix, and Master their new album analog on their journey to re-discovering the warm, atmospheric sound of this largely lost nostalgic artform. Following the record's release, they are planning to tour targeted cities in Ontario and hot spots in London, UK. Their upcoming album has already received much anticipation from the media, including London's SCENE Magazine. Since their debut 3-song CD release, "When I Scream", they had been building a buzz leading up to their much-anticipated full-length release "Obsessed by the Light. Cordcalling’s showcase at Canadian Music Week solidified their musical potential, where they shared the bill with such acclaimed acts as Sloan, The Trews, and Default. Receiving airplay from London's Best Rock FM 96 and charting positions on Canadian college radio; press, such as The National Post and Canadian Musician Magazine; and performances at top venues, including Toronto’s The Horseshoe Tavern, further demonstrates the power and determination of this duo. Cordcalling's success is evident in the support they have received from The London Music Awards, of which they are one of the most nominated bands and included among the live ceremony performers. They have also been nominated for Fan Favorite in the Jack Richardson Music Awards. This is only the beginning of their success since they have now released their first full-length CD, "Obsessed by the Light" and are continuing to tour and receive positive media at home and abroad. Before it was released, the song "Thank-You" was selected for a compilation CD associated with 1000 Acts of Kindness. Critics expressed their anticipation for the release of "Obsessed by the Light", likening Cordcalling's lead vocals to the legendary punk-rocker Patti Smith (London Free Press, London, ON). One common opinion among Cordcalling's critics is that the duo is unique and innovative. James Reaney remarks about Cordcalling's "compact, high-energy songs" that Cordcalling have "a style of their own" (London Free Press, London, ON). Chris Montanini of The Londoner (London, ON), agrees with that reflection and writes, "It's hard to pin down the grunge-esque rock duo Cordcalling". This view is also shared by Dave Clarke: "Cordcalling manages to mix punk, psych, grunge and Goth over the course of three tracks" (SCENE Magazine, London, ON). The duo has received positive reviews from the media and the public for their official music video "Wicked Desires". Although creativity is very important to the duo, their music runs deeper than just artistic style. Cordcalling embodies the undertones of their name. Cord is the spiritual bond that connects them to each another and to their Maker. Calling is symbolic of their belief that everyone has a purpose. Cordcalling's purpose is to express to the world, in their creative and sincere way, the inner cries of the soul.