Dali Van Gogh Releasing Explosive New Single: “Boneyard”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Halifax rock band Dali Van Gogh are set to release their new single, “Boneyard”, a high energy ode to our times, produced by Platinum Blonde and Honeymoon Suite bassist Rob Laidlaw.
In our new, pandemic driven world, good news is few and far between, especially for those in the entertainment industry. Cancelled tours, pulled contracts, and dropped deals make headlines daily. Despite this, Nova Scotian rock band Dali Van Gogh are persevering, releasing a new single produced by Juno nominated songwriter Rob Laidlaw, best known as the bassist for prominent Canadian rock bands Platinum Blonde and Honeymoon Suite.
“Boneyard” is a tribute to the world we all find ourselves living in today. The song open's with the band's enigmatic “Preacher”, a character voice featured prominently on the bands 2017 release From Ashes, but absent from their sophomore release Under Her Spell last year. “So you think you found god?” he belts as the song builds into the main riff, setting the tone for the apocalyptic single that follows. Roaring guitars, pounding drums, and gorgeous contrasting melodies by the band's vocalists John Scotto and Rachelle Moreau drive the song forward with all the excitement and energy Dali Van Gogh has become known for. This time however, the band have secret weapons in producer Rob Laidlaw and engineer Adam Newcomb, who bring the band's high octane sound to new heights.
“It's a honour to work with this killer original rock band from Halifax,” says Laidlaw. “Dali Van Gogh has been writing their best material yet. 'Boneyard' is a hook laden new rock energy, can't wait to hear it on the radio. I've had the opportunity to work with some of Canada's best enduring bands and this outfit is perched to make a major impact on the Universal Rock scene.”
Written by DVG lead vocalist John Scotto, “Boneyard” subtly speaks to the heart of issues the world over. From civil rights and corrupt leaders, to global warming and the pandemic, the song suggests humanity is finally waking up to the “boneyard” of a world we've created, asking us to “open our eyes” and fight back for a better tomorrow.
"It seems like every other week there's some other kind of catastrophe that is entirely of our own making”, says Scotto on the topics apparent in the song. “Every day we see corruption on massive levels, pollution, violence all over the world, and it feels like a lot of us have purposefully blinded ourselves to it. We're just apathetic at this point. I feel like we have destructive tendencies that we refuse to address as a society. People are far more upset about little inconveniences than the actual, very serious problems we face. I'm trying to address some of that here.”
“Boneyard” also marks the recorded debut for bassist Lance Hicks, who joined the band just prior to the pandemic reaching the Maritime provinces.
“I knew we had something big on our hands after seeing the reaction from the crowd at The Carleton", says Hicks, referencing Dal Van Gogh's sold out July 24th event. "I am so ecstatic with how this song has turned out. I couldn't have picked a better song to be my debut with the band.”
“Boneyard” will premier on commercial radio and be available on all streaming platforms on September 18th, 2020. To preview the song, visit www.dalivangoghmusic.com/boneyard.
Dali Van Gogh is a guitar driven Hard Rock band out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band has released 3 LPS and 1 EP, and have received world wide radio play with the singles “Down At The Hitching Line” (2019), “Arms Race” (2019), “East Coast Witches” (2019), “Outside Looking In” (2018), “God Help Me I Like It” (2016) and “Wild Blue City “(2012). They are currently slated to open for Californian band Buckcherry this fall (pandemic permitting). For more information on the band please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dalivangoghmusic.com.