Supported by relentless touring and a homegrown attitude, Calling All Captains have been able to push the boundaries and limits of being a band from the Prairies of Canada.
After announcing their signing to the seminal Equal Vision Records, the group released their label debut EP ‘Nothing Grows Here’ on February 8, 2019. The five-song EP was written and recorded in Edmonton, Alberta teaming up with local producer Quinn Cyrankiewicz. Contrary to the name of the EP, the band has seen an impeccable amount of growth within their home region selling out local venues, most recently supporting The Offspring in Alberta, as well breaking ground touring nationally in Canada and internationally in the UK & USA.
“We’ve always been a band that did what we wanted for ourselves because we had been told for years that it didn’t matter,” explains vocalist Luc Gauthier. “Western Canada and more specifically Edmonton is not a music mecca that would ever offer us an opportunity to ‘make it’. In a way, this album was cathartic, that our hard work was worth it. In another way, it was the middle finger to everyone who doubted us and told us ‘Nothing Grows Here.’”
With an open road and a busy tour schedule, there’s no slowing down Calling All Captains. They plan to bring their emotionally energetic show to cities around the world, defeating all odds against them. The main focus is simple: release music, tour, show the world what they’ve got.