Crown Lands unleash two new singles “Context: Fearless Pt. I” and “Right Way Back”
Canadian rockers Crown Lands consisting of Kevin Comeau (guitar, bass, keyboards) and Cody Bowles (lead vocals, drums) have released two new singles titled “Context: Fearless Pt. I” and “Right Way Back.”
In an interview with RollingStone, Comeau explained of the two band members’ love of Rush as he indicated:
“When Cody and I met in 2015, my buddy was auditioning for a band that Cody was playing drums in… And my buddy’s like, ‘Yeah, I hear this guy’s a huge Rush fan.’ And I’m like, ‘No one’s a bigger Rush fan. I literally have the Starman tattooed on my butt.’ And so the very second I met Cody, I was like, ‘I hear you’re a big Rush fan.’ And I pulled down my pants, and I mooned them. That just made a good first impression and we became, like, best friends ever since then. And we’ve been obsessed with all things prog.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Crown Lands‘ set at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario, Canada back in January 2018:
“I arrived just as Ready The Prince were playing their last song. There must have been 15 rows ahead of me by that point with the crowd tightly packed. Luckily for me, the crowd started dispersing after Ready the Prince‘s set and I was able to get within two rows of the front of the stage. As I patiently waited for Crown Lands to hit the stage, I chatted briefly with a very proud mother who turned out to be Crown Lands drummer and lead vocalist Cody Bowles‘ mom. New Sleaze Roxx writer Mark Gregory had highly recommended Crown Landsto me so I was curious to check them out.
For those who don’t know, Crown Lands consist of only two band members — Bowles on drums and lead vocals and Kevin Comeau on guitar and keyboards. The crowd was packed to see them play. Bowles and Comeau were all smiles and hugged each other before starting to play. There’s not many drummers out there who also handle lead vocals so that was neat to see right off the bat. Bowles had a nice clear voice and had a pretty boy look. Comeau was the bearded long haired crazy man on stage jumping around whenever he could on the small stage made even smaller with all of the Last Bullet gear behind them. Athough Bowles was the lead vocalist, it was mostly Comeau who addressed the audience between tracks. While the songs were definitely enjoyable on a first listen, the music did seem a little thin in that you only heard the guitar, the drums or the guitar and drums together. I didn’t know any of the songs except the spirited Rush cover at the end of “Working Man.” My one pet peeve was the extended drum solo during “Working Man” which seemed to break the band’s momentum towards the end.
Overall, Crown Lands put on a spirited and energetic performance. A large part of the audience around me was clearly into the band. Definitely a group to watch out for in the future.”
Crown Lands‘ “Context: Fearless Pt. I” video:
Crown Lands‘ “Right Way Back” lyric video: