Canada’s favourite hard­core ex­port plays just about ev­ery town ever, start­ing this month. No rest for the wicked…

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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

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