From: Canada

Alternative/Alt. Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

Cordcalling, a creative rock duo based in London, ON, is "doing more with less" (Jason Schneider, Kitchener ON's The Record). Denise, with her passion for poetry, and Brian, with his aptitude for visual art, ignite a powerful spark when their talents converge in their music. Since their 2008 CD release, "When I Scream", they had been building a buzz leading up to their much-anticipated full-length release ("Obsessed by the Light", November, 2010). 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; 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 have been one of the most nominated bands and have been included among the live ceremony performers. They have also been nominated for Fan Favorite in the Jack Richardson Music Awards on numerous occasions. 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. 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, Sept., 2010). 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, Nov., 2010). Chris Montanini of The Londoner (London, ON, Nov., 2010), 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, 2008). The duo released their official music video, "Wicked Desires", in 2012 and have received positive reviews from the media and the public. 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 other and to their Maker. Calling is symbolic of their belief that everyone has a purpose. Cordcalling's purpose is to express to the world, through their unique and raw approach, the inner cries of the soul.