Recovery Child

Recovery Child

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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A band reviving 90s alt-rock, grunge, and music with a higher purpose.

Biography

Music with a higher purpose. For Toronto-based quartet Recovery Child (Ryan McCambridge - Vocals/Guitar, Greg McEvoy - Guitar, Logan Scott - Bass, and Gord Davidson - Drums), rock music is simply a matter of making music that bleeds passion and a deeper truth. Their aggressive brand of hook-laden alt-rock is as genuinely heartfelt as it is elevating.

The band planted their roots a half-decade ago in 2006 with their debut album, On Being And The Affect, which garnered media attention when they won the 97.7 HTZ-FM (Astral Media) Rocksearch contest. But the band knew that they had only scratched the surface of their potential. After taking time to grow as a band, Recovery Child followed up in 2011 with their sophomore album, Afterimage, which was self-produced by McCambridge, the band’s principle songwriter and a former finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The album "evokes that alt-rock spirit we lost in the past decade” according to Examiner, as their lead-off single "I Will Defend" rippled across the web, resonating with rock–devotees from Playboy Radio to ExploreMusic, making new fans from the first, emotional note. The song again pushed Recovery Child into commercial rock radio and set them on a path of shows in Canada, the US, and Europe, proving that "they are a contender for major success" (!earshot), with their viciously poignant performances.

Twenty-thirteen will see the release of their third album, Contrarian, which the band sites as the sister album to Afterimage, and a continuing effort to hold true to the altruistic character that exists at the core of Recovery Child. It's this spirit that comes out both lyrically and musically, as Recovery Child reminds us all that we are connected, fragile creatures, capable at times of feeling both incredible sadness and electrifying wonder. In this, they are truly the descendants of the nineties, grunge-rock movement.

HIGHLIGHTS

· Won 97.7 HTZ-FM/Astral Media’s renown Rocksearch contest

· First album added to over 100 CMJ radio stations

· Charted on commercial rock radio in Canada

· Strong online social media presence

· Songwriter was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

· Played shows throughout Canada, the US, and Europe

· Played private shows for the Canadian Armed Forces

· Single showcased in CIRAA’s The New Indie music industry guide & Alan Cross’ ExploreMusic

· Featured on Spill: Songs For Oil Spill Relief compilation

· Endorsed by Gibson Guitars

RADIO & PRESS QUOTES

"We had a very good response from their radio play, enough so that it managed to push them into our Top 9 at 9."
- Bruce Gilbert - Program Director, 97.7 HTZ-FM

"Listening to Recovery Child takes me back to a time when great rock bands knew how to bring rock and poetry together."
- Toro Magazine

"Anyone can tell that frontman, Ryan McCambridge really truly believes what he’s singing, as he does it with such conviction and intensity."
- Examiner

"Recovery Child is rock & roll, and they surpass where others have not. They are a contender for major success as their formula of appeal is right on."
- !earshot

"Recovery Child brings passion with them as a roaring pulse, pushing through emotional obstacles to acts of bravery."
- RoundLetters

Lyrics

Trigger Me

Written By: Ryan McCambridge

You’re the cut, the deepest love I carry
I never hurt to give you up
You’re part of me and it stands for something
An honesty we’re living on and on and on

Just say you trigger me
That it’s hard to breathe
Oh when we’re apart it’s torture
Say you just believe
And you’re noticing
That I’d trigger me without you

You’re my faith when it seems for nothing
The only truth I’ve ever known
I understand that at times I’m distant
I complicate, you take it on and on and on

Just say you trigger me
That it’s hard to breathe
Oh when we’re apart it’s torture
Say you just believe
And you’re noticing
That I’d trigger me without you

Just say, just say, oh I couldn’t live without you
Just say, just say, oh I’d end it all without you

Just say you trigger me
That it’s hard to breathe
Oh when we’re apart it’s torture
Say you just believe
And you’re noticing
That I’d trigger me without you
That I’d trigger me without you
That I’d trigger me without you
That I’d trigger me without you

I Will Defend

Written By: Ryan McCambridge

Which way to run
I'll never know
Left is undone
Right down below
I can't withstand
Locked up instead
I keep my hands
Close to my chest

I'm wearing out
Don't let me go
I'm burning down these walls
To build me up
Cuts to my hands
Loosen my grip
I will amend my life
I will defend

I had my faith
I couldn't leave
One false belief
One fault to me
I can't amend
My every step
This path is set
I will defend

I'm wearing out
Don't let me go
I'm burning down these walls
To build me up
Cuts to my hands
Loosen my grip
I will amend my life
I will defend

Is this my fall
Or reason lost
I'm stepping forward now
Each step I stop

I'm wearing out
Don't let me go
I'm burning down these walls
To build me up
Cuts to my hands
Loosen my grip
I will amend my life
I will defend
I will amend my life
I will defend

Discography


Contrarian (2013)
-- Singles: Static

Afterimage (2011)
-- Singles: I Will Defend, Armour Worn

On Being And The Affect (2006)
-- Singles: Trigger Me, Whisper

Recovery Child - Demo (2005)
-- Singles: Liberate From What You Know

Set List

Welcome The Future
Armour Worn
Shine On
Static
I Will Defend
Bury Your Words
Trigger Me