New Orleans based Cane Hill have, most prominently since the established and current line up, provided brutal, emotionally charged alternative heavy metal with nu metal edges. An arguably odd genre path to travel, many having washed their hands of nu metal and its ilk some time ago, Cane Hill however, are not averse to some provocativeness in what they do.
Cane Hill have announced a brand-new EP, Kill the Sun, to be released on Rise Records on January 18, 2019 and released the title track as a taster of what’s to come.
Kill The Sun, see Cane Hill taking something of a new approach to their sound, it is less harsh and more melodious. “We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill music,” the band themselves explained. “We’ve embraced the weirder and mellower side of what we do as it’s something we think is important to our band. With that in mind, we’ve been in the studio with the incredibly talented Kris Crummett, working on music that embellishes those elements. It’s six songs of dark, twisted, and semi-acoustic beauty. We’re incredibly proud of it and can’t wait for you to hear it.”
While it is something of a 180 for Cane Hill, Kill The Sun feels authentic with an effective melding of melodies, instrumentation and vocals. “We wanted to embrace some leftover emotions we’ve been dealing with since getting our shit together while exploring our own musical limitations. We made this semi-acoustic record because we needed to for ourselves — and because honestly, why the fuck not?” Cane Hill succinctly states.
Cane Hill frontman and singer Elijah Witt taking a deeper delve into the title track said “We wanted our first single from this album to be as big of a curveball as possible. ‘Kill the Sun’ is as far of a departure from our usual ‘heavy metal anthem’ leadoff as we could get. Like, who knew Devin[Clark] could play the saxophone?! This track is about my constant self-sabotage; my tendency to find happiness and just as quickly finding a way to ruin it. There’s a very loud voice in my head that feeds me to the wolves I created, effectively killing any light in my life. And deep down, there’s a part of me that relishes in the misery.”
You don’t have to wait till January to get more Cane Hill, this December will see them supporting Bury Tomorrow on their UK Tour which starts at Bristol’s SWX on Tuesday 11th December and continues as follows: Wednesday 12th December O2 Institute, Birmingham, Thursday 13th December Garage Glasgow, Friday 14th December O2 Ritz Manchester, Saturday 15th December O2 Forum London. Tickets are on sale now form the usual outlets including via links on the bands own website.
You can pre order Kill The Sun (Link Here) were there are a number of pre-order bundles that include options such as CD’s, digital downloads, vinyl and t-shirts.