Cordcalling

Cordcalling

 London, Ontario, CAN
DuoRockArt Rock

"Cordcalling Doing More With Less" (Jason Schneider of Kitchener ON's The Record).

Biography

Cordcalling, art rock duo based in London, ON, is "doing more with less" (Jason Schneider of Kitchener ON's The Record). Since the duo's inception, they have been continuously intriguing and engaging audiences and industry participants with their raw and unique style. Denise, with her passion for poetry, and Brian, with his aptitude for visual art, ignite a powerful spark in their intense musical convergence. 

Not shying away from "marching to the beat of their own drum," their April, 2017 full-length album release, "We are Still," is a bold throwback to "old-school" recording, mixing, and Mastering. “We are Still” stands out amidst a digitally saturated market, reclaiming the natural, warm atmosphere of sound art that stands the test of time. The LP has already caught the interest of local media, including London’s SCENE Magazine, Our London, and The Londoner. John Sharpe at SCENE Magazine appraises the musical arrangements on “We are Still” as “hav[ing] evolved since [Cordcalling’s] last release ‘Obsessed by the Light’”; he describes their newest album’s sound as the “same punk/rock/grunge sound with a lot more polish.“ "We are Still" is available on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms through CD Baby and affiliate websites and at local record stores, including London, ON’s Grooves Records. The album has already made it to the top 10 charts on Canadian college radio and is booked for a June 11th feature on “Beyond Mainstream” on K106.3 FM.”  

Thoughout Cordcalling's successful musical journey, they have unleashed a power-packed 3-song CD, "When I Scream," and a dynamic full-length CD "Obsessed by the Light." The art rock performers have also been included on prominent CD compilations, including in association with 1000 Acts of Kindness. Cordcalling’s showcase at Canadian Music Week solidified their musical potential, where they shared the bill with such acclaimed acts as Sloan, The Trews, and Default. Receiving airplay from London's Best Rock FM 96 and charting positions on Canadian college radio; press, such as The National Post and Canadian Musician Magazine; and performances at top venues, including Toronto’s The Horseshoe Tavern, further demonstrates the power and determination of this duo. Cordcalling's success is evident in the support they have received from The London Music Awards, of which they are one of the most nominated bands and included among the live ceremony performers. They have also been nominated for Fan Favorite in the Jack Richardson Music Awards. Critics express their interest in Cordcalling, likening Denise's lead vocals to the legendary punk-rocker Patti Smith (London Free Press, London, ON). One common opinion among their critics is that the musical outfit is unique and innovative. James Reaney remarks about Cordcalling's "compact, high-energy songs" that Cordcalling have "a style of their own" (London Free Press, London, ON). Chris Montanini of The Londoner (London, ON), agrees with that reflection and writes, "It's hard to pin down the grunge-esque rock duo Cordcalling". This view is also shared by Dave Clarke: "Cordcalling manages to mix punk, psych, grunge and Goth over the course of three tracks" (SCENE Magazine, London, ON). Cordcalling has received positive reviews from the media and the public for their official music video "Wicked Desires." Although creativity is very important to members Denise and Brian, their music runs deeper than just artistic style. Cordcalling embodies the undertones of their name. Cord is the spiritual bond that connects them to each other and to their Maker. Calling is symbolic of their belief that everyone has a purpose. Cordcalling's purpose is to express to the world, in their creative and sincere way, the inner cries of the soul for lasting hope and meaning.

You can buy Cordcalling's music at the following retailers:

Grooves Record Store (London, ON)

Online with CD Baby and it's affiliate websites, including, but not limited to the following:

CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Cordcalling

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/cordcalling/id287156500



Lyrics

Wicked Desires (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Die hate,
Die greed,
Die pride,
Die cruelty.

Die hate,
Die greed,
Die pride,
Die cruelty.

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Die lies,
Die me,
Die my,
Die envy.

Die lies,
Die me,
Die my,
Die envy.

Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires,
Die, my wicked desires.

Live love,
Live joy,
Live hope,
Live life free.

Live love,
Live joy,
Live hope,
Live life free.

What I Have

Written By: Cordcalling

What I Have – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

It’s a hard world,
But I’m not alone,
I’ve got my family, my friends, my church, my God.

It’s a tough life,
But things are bright,
There’s nothin’ more than I can boast of that that you are fighting for me.

It’s a tough life,
It’s a tough life,

But I’m not devestated,

Chorus

‘Cause I’ve got my love,
got my hope,
I’ve got my protection,
And I’ve got my life,
Got my love,
Got my protection
And I’ve got my love.

Post Chorus

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

Verse 2

It’s a long way,
To Paradise,
But I can get there on you wings,
Oh I will fly.

It seems we’re nowhere,
We’re just on the wind,
But power hides within the smallest cry.

It’s a long way,
It’s a long way.

But I’m not hesitating,

Chorus

‘Cause I’ve got my love,
got my hope,
I’ve got my protection,
And I’ve got my life,
Got my love,
Got my protection
And I’ve got my love.

Post Chorus

Oh, truth,
Oh, truth,
Oh, truth,
Oh, truth.

It’s a hard world,
It’s a long way,
But I’m not hesitating.

Thank-You

Written By: Cordcalling

Thank-you – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

Thank-you for the bridge you’ve drawn for me,
Hedge you’ve trimmed from me,
Wedge you’ve place in me.

Thank-you for the bridge you’ve drawn for me,
Hedge you’ve trimmed from me,
Wedge you’ve place in me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

Verse 2

Thank-you for the rope you’ve thrown to me,
Float you’ve lifted me,
Tears you’ve felt for me.

Thank-you for the rope you’ve thrown to me,
Float you’ve lifted me,
Tears you’ve felt for me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

Instrumental Solo

Verse 3

Thank-you for the gate you’ve shown to me,
Key you’ve opened me,
World you’ve gained for me.

Thank-you for the gate you’ve shown to me,
Key you’ve opened me,
World you’ve gained for me.

Chorus

I owe you all
I owe you all

When I Scream (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

When I Scream – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

Verse 1

When I scream,
I see the light,
when I fight,
I see the sun,
Everyone
Hails,
I see the you,
who was shunned,
who won.

Ah, ah
Ah, ah

Chorus 1

You, there’s no tomorrow,
You, you, you,
I see the rainbow through
the trees, hey,
I see the light now, hey,
back down.

Ah, ah
Ah, ah

Verse 2

When I see,
it’s awesome bright,
it’s outa sight.
I see it all,
Everything falls,
I hear him call,
my name,
No shame.

Ah, ah,
Ah, ah

Chorus 2

You, there’s no tomorrow,
You, you, you,
I see the rainbow through
the trees, hey,
I see the light now, hey,
back down.

Ah, ah,
Ah, ah

Erasing (Edited Version)

Written By: Cordcalling

Erasing – Music and Lyrics by: Brian and Denise Conway

You’re amazing,
Terrifying,
You’re my light,
Galaxy.
I’m your servant,
Believer,
I’m the window they see.

You bear all of my faults,
With blood-drops of pain,
You gather the weak ones,
Resurrect the slain.

You’re a leader,
Conqueror,
A mighty fortress.
I’m a witness,
Broken-hearted,
Gathered, molded, and pressed

You bottle all of my tears,
Throw them into fire,
You swallow my sorrow,
From the devil’s liar.

You’re the sunshine,
On the window-pane
That is cracking sideways.
You’re the silent wind,
That blows right through
The mirror that makes new.

You carry me to bed,
Wake me inside out.
You call to the wicked,
You erase all doubt

You erase all doubt (X4)
You erase (X13)
You erase all doubt

Discography

"We are Still" full-length album
To be released on vinyl, CD, and digital platforms on April 8, 2017
Features 12 original songs written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by Matt Grady and Kyle Ashbourne at award-winning EMAC Studios, London, ON
Mastered by Gil Tamazyan at Capsule Labs in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

"Obsessed by the Light" full-length CD
Released in 2010
Features 11 Original Tracks written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by award-winning producer Andre Doucette at Charterhouse Studios, London, ON
Mastered at The Soundlab in New Jersey, U.S.

"When I Scream" EP
Released in 2008
Features 3 original songs written and performed by Denise and Brian Conway of Cordcalling
Engineered by Robert Nation and Matt Grady at award-winning EMAC Studios, London, ON
Mastered by Robert Nation at EMAC Studios, London, ON












Set List

Our set typically consists of 12 original songs. We also perform creative renditions of well-known cover songs. We normally perform electrically with electric guitar and a full drum kit. Our songs also translate successfully with an acoustic set-up, using an acoustic guitar and hand drum. Our set length ranges up to 1 hour.