WELCOME TO THE DOMAIN OF D'SPAYRE!!!!
Hailing from the most southern point of Canada, we are a hard rocking band with a melodic sound that will resonate with all generations.
Our electrifying, debut four song EP, featuring a collection of upbeat hard rock tunes is due out Nov. 30, 2018! If you enjoy hard rock, you will have no other option than to crank this EP! There is a definite "Rise Up" feel to this album; From the first four bass fueled notes of the explosive in your face song "Beautiful Day" to the last beats of the gunslinger in the final song "Crimson King" there is an "against the establishment" vibe.
"Beautiful Day" is the first song on the EP and was the second song written after forming in 2016. It has the most punk rock feel of all the songs in our current set. Jeff wrote the main riff while on the road out west on an old acoustic guitar he bought for $20. The riff was one of the first from his riff bank to be used. Mike fleshed out the light acoustic sound into a heavy driving punk attack that became one of the most fun songs we have to play. Lyrically it is a sarcastic and perhaps even cynical "Fuck Off and have a Beautiful Day" kinda song. The song actually became the motivation behind Kennys Beautiful Day emoji that decorates our album cover wishing everyone a Beautiful Day! Is it written for anyone in particular? Well if you think its about you then it probably is ;)
The second song on the album is "D'spayre"! In writing the song had the working title "Same as I do" but once we wrote the line "If you feel like I do, if you are feeling my despair" we realized the opportunity for the play on words using our name to replace despair with D'spayre, ultimately leading to the name change. The song addresses the issues of the top 1% ruling everything we do, keeping us under their thumbs and the time has come for change! This is a song that drives you both with tempo as well as attitude!
"Imaginary Lines" is the third song on the EP, it features Julian singing the verses and Jeff singing the choruses. The song really address the social fabric of the world we live in, the hate, the segregation, racism and divide that exists everywhere. Julian penned this song with emotion and you can hear it in his vocals. We can leave a better world for our sons and our daughters but we have to get over our differences. The song has a very "Rage against the Machine" feel to it.
The "Crimson King" is the final song on the EP and tells the epic tale of Stephen Kings gunslinger Roland Deschain of Gilead. At practice one night we were all arguing over whose turn it was to throw out a riff to jam to. Out of annoyance, anger and a bit of frustration mike just hit his open d twice in a dramatic fashion as if to prove a point or something, Kenny and Jules just went with it and jammed it out. We had a great rhythm and Jeff's leads didn't sound too bad but we didn't know where to go with it. When Jeff asked what does the tune make you think of? Kenny immediately said it made him think of an old gunslinger just sitting drinking his whiskey and looking like he just wants to shoot everyone. Jeff, an avid reader, knew the exact story to pay homage to; Stephen Kings epic "The Dark Tower", the story of a gunslinger on a quest to save the Dark Tower from the Crimson King.
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