Canada’s favourite hardcore export plays just about every town ever, starting this month. No rest for the wicked…
You’re hitting up a bunch of smaller towns on this run – what’s the difference between playing a regional show and a big city one? liam Cormier (vocals): “For us, we know that feeling of coming from a small town. So when you get a rad show coming through you know everyone is going to show up at doors because they want to party all night and be a part of the event. I find that is how shows are like in Canada and that is our vibe. When you play those smaller shows you get to meet everybody and it’s so sick.”
You’ve just played the UK, why are you back so soon? “Well, we played those co-headline shows with Anti-Flag, which was sick as we did all the big major cities. But for us, the one thing we felt was missing was all the small independent venues that give us those gnarly shows that we’ve been playing for over a decade. That’s a true Cancer Bats show.”
It seems like you never stop!
“We genuinely love how things are going and love what we are doing. That Anti-Flag tour was so fun and it was such a different vibe of shows, it gets you stoked on playing in a band in a different way and playing in front of different people. I feel that the whole vibe of the last six months has been great. We are just vibe junkies, we just want to keep it going!”
2018 saw the surprise release of The Spark That Moves. looking back, how do you think that went?
“oh, I couldn’t be happier! kids really got into the record and we are really proud of it. It’s been really nice to have such a positive response. It went exactly how we had hoped.”
The UK loves Cancer Bats. Do you have any people and places you always want to visit when you come over? “Well, we always have the spots we want to go to and we have so many people we’ve now become friends with over the years. Everything in Cancer Bats is just a selfish excuse for us to see our friends, drink coffee and hang out!”
cancer Bats: vibe junkies