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"Canshaker Pi will blow the world away with their sound. They are loud, young and not too snotty. They play guitar rock. They don't sound like anything in the Portland Oregon high school system I can tell u that - confident, frustrated tunes beyond their years. Get in the way of these lads and sparks will fly for sure." - Stephen Malkmus

Indeed, a Canshaker Pi show can be described as one big kamikaze run.
The Amsterdam-based quartet's inflammable brand of indie rock is a gleeful but high-stakes affair. The first thing you notice about Canshaker Pi is how they relish in puerile dicking about, albeit never for the sake of just "dicking about".

Beneath their fidgety, high-strung stage antics simmers a piercing intensity, one that perhaps comes with a creeping awareness that the days of being young, wild and free will eventually pass. Canshaker Pi frantically capitalize on their youthful zest with a relentless now-or-never stride.

Starting off as a high school band right across from the legendary venue Paradiso in Amsterdam, Canshaker Pi claimed the throne to Holland's most acclaimed live-band. In 2016 they released their untitled debut album, produced by Pavement's Stephen Malkmus. Making their mark with their debut, the band played every major festival in The Netherlands (Le Guess Who, Eurosonic, Best Kept Secret and Lowlands) and toured Europe alongside Spiral Stairs (of Pavement's Scott Kannberg).

On January 1st BBC Radio 1 - host Huw Stephens tipped Canshaker Pi as one of the best new bands to look out for in 2018.

"Canshaker Pi make a supercharged, highly rhythmic brand of indie rock that blends pysch, punk, and noise. That may sound like calamity, but it's well-tempered with tight playing and opportune shifts in energy and aesthetics." Stereogum

"We really like that one, sounds like it would be a riot on stage!" BBC Radio1

"A blustering romp of fuzzy guitars, big joyously off-kilter guitars and needling riffs, it's a barely-contained sprint of indie rock (in the purest sense of the term) that hardly pauses for breath." DIY

"Reference points could include Sebadoh, Guided By Voices or Pavement themselves, but what's most impressive is the sound of a young voice gathering confidence." Clash Magazine

Photo by Julia Nalaskowski

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  • 19 May, 2018

    The Great Escape: Saturday 19th May

    The Great Escape festival will take place at multiple venues across Brighton, from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May, and a great many Primary Talent International artists will be taking part.

    Saturday 19th May
    ...Gaffa Tape Sandy
    ...Vistas
    ...Cuckoolander
    ...KIOKO
    ...Jack River
    ...BLESSED
    ...Kawala
    ...Chappaqua Wrestling
    ...Steel Banglez
    ...The Magic Gang
    ...Puppy
    ...Ebenezer
    ...Self Esteem
    ...ALASKALASKA
    ...Pale Grey
    ...808INK
    ...Fredo
    ...MoStack
    ...Now, Now
    ...Canshaker Pi
    ...Tom Grennan
    ...Carmody
    ...Mist

    For further information, consult The Great Escape website.

    www.greatescapefestival.com

    great escape saturday
  • 18 May, 2018

    The Great Escape: Friday 18th May

    The Great Escape festival will take place at multiple venues across Brighton, from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May, and a great many Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists will be taking part.

    Friday 18th May
    ...Kawala
    ...Pale Grey
    ...WWWater
    ...Denzel Himself
    ...ABQ
    ...TOUTS
    ...Canshaker Pi
    ...EERA
    ...Ten Tonnes
    ...BLOXX
    ...Nilufer Yanya
    ...Ama Lou
    ...Kioko
    ...Awate
    ...Dylan Cartlidge
    ...Art School Girlfriend
    ...Ebenezer
    ...Sports Team
    ...Malena Zavala
    ...Slowthai
    ...Connie Constance
    ...Avalanche Party
    ...Yellow Days
    ...Bad Sounds
    ...SASSY 009
    ...Sorry
    ...Erol Alkan
    ...Esther Joy
    ...Cowboy Rhythmbox

    For further information, consult The Great Escape website.

    www.greatescapefestival.com

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  • 22 Mar, 2018

    Canshaker Pi: 'Naughty Naughty Violence Tour'

    Canshaker Pi will visit the UK with their 'Naughty Naughty Violence Tour', during May.
    See their artist page for details.

    www.gigwise.com/news/3241009/canshaker-pi-to-hit-the-uk-with-may-tour

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  • 15 Mar, 2018

    Canshaker Pi: At Focus Wales

    Canshaker Pi are part of the international line up for Focus Wales in Wrexham on 12th May.

    www.focuswales.com

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  • 01 Feb, 2018

    Canshaker Pi: Featured In Drowned In Sound

    Canshaker Pi are the subject of a major interview in Drowned In Sound.

    www.drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4151573-discover--canshaker-pi

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  • 30 Jan, 2018

    Husky Loops & Canshaker Pi: At Eurosonic Noorderslag

    Husky Loops & Canshaker Pi were reviewed at the Netherland's Eurosonic Noorderslag festival, in Gigwise.

    www.gigwise.com/features/3232410/eurosonic-noorderslag-2018-the-homesick-husky-loops-cannibale

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  • 27 Jan, 2018

    Eurosonic Noorderslag DIY Magazine Review

    D.I.Y magazine's review of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Netherlands, features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Pale Waves
    ...Canshaker Pi
    ...Agar Agar

    www.diymag.com/2018/01/23/superorganism-iceage-canshaker-pi-and-more-head-up-the-charge-at-eurosonic-2018

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  • 27 Jan, 2018

    Eurosonic Noorderslag Clash Magazine Review

    The Clash Magazine review of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands features Primary Talent International artists:

    ...Tom Grennan
    ...Canshaker Pi
    ...Pale Waves
    ...Agar Agar
    ...Bad Sounds

    www.clashmusic.com/live/live-report-eurosonic-noorderslag-2018

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  • 22 Jan, 2018

    RetroPop Festival 2018

    The Retropop Festival takes place in Emmen, Netherlands on 8th & 9th June, and will feature Primary Talent artists:

    ...Public Image Ltd.
    ...Canshaker Pi

    www.facebook.com/retropopnl

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