Fresh Tracks: Catcher

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In an era of manufactured performers and style over substance, it’s a rare treat to find an artist who puts a higher premium on sweat and blood than on appearances and gimmicks — meet Catcher, an alternative rock band with a mandate to make expansive, dynamic music that means something.

Taking his cues from iconic artists like Nine Inch Nails, Big Wreck, A Perfect Circle and the Foo Fighters, front man and songwriter Trevor Bennett founded the group in 2006 on a foundation of solid musicianship, memorable material, and heartfelt lyrical content.

Since its inception, the group has released three albums, 2007’s “light & shadow” and 2009’s “hurricane” EP, and 2011’s “May You Live in Interesting Times.”

Catcher have been recognized time and again for its hard work and determination. The group has toured Eastern Canada on multiple occasions, and “light & shadow” was nominated for Alternative Album of the Year and the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2008 MusicNL Awards. Catcher has showcased at the MusicNL Awards, as well as the ECMAs, Canadian Music Week and COCA.

The single “Catch Me If You Can” was named regional finalist in the Canadian Radiostar National Songwriting competition in 2007, and “Me Not You” was featured on the hit Canadian television show Republic of Doyle.

The group is hitting the road this fall, kicking it off at Distortion Oct. 29, touring the island and pushing as far west as Ontario.

To hear “Rents” from “May You Live in Interesting Times,” click HERE.

 

 

Organizations: Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters

Geographic location: Eastern Canada, Republic of Doyle, Ontario

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