vanA primer

vanA primer

BandAlternativeRock

A mixture of hope, fear, joy and pain, van A primer has managed to ingrain these elements into a map of chaos. This music is a call to arms for all rock fans. A call to resist conformity and embrace van A primer.

Biography

Resist. In the world of genetics, van A primer is known as a resistance gene. In the world of music, van A primer represents the same basic value. Resistant to the current onslaught of mainstream music, resistant to society’s demands for conformity, van A primer is breaking new ground.

After meeting Matthew at Humber College in 2003, Nick Richard soon brought the singer over to the band house for a chance to meet Nate, Graeme, and Dustin and play a little music. Huddled in the basement, this five-some began to write the songs that would eventually give birth to their original sound. Songs like “Climb In” and “Slow Falling” were written in the first week of the band forming. It didn’t take long for their distinctive sound to emerge and quickly vanA primer had built up an incredibly strong repertoire. Finally, they were ready to pull themselves out of the basement and into the streets.

“Things worked from the beginning,” says Matthew, “I realized something great was happening when I couldn’t stop singing the songs. There had been one practice and I was belting out “Climb In” on the subway. People must have thought there was something wrong with me.”

Currently featured on the multimedia disc “Independents 4 Kerry” in the U.S. and a seven song EP (titled “Apoptosis”) planned for the new year, vanA primer will be making their way across North America in the summer of 2005.

It is this same untamed love for their music that vanA primer brings to the stage every show. “We’ve played shows with ten or fifteen people, and we’ve played shows with a few hundred,” adds Matthew, “it doesn’t matter. I still walk out with bruises all over my body.”

Bruised and battered, vanA primer still manages to encapsulate the fury and intensity that lies in their music. Their music expresses the basic human emotions that all of us inherently possess. A mixture of happiness, fear, hope, and misery, vanA primer has managed to ingrain these elements into a map of chaos, a portrait of our innate being as humans. This music is a call to arms for all rock fans. A call to resist conformity and embrace vanA primer.

Discography

Apoptosis - Released May 23rd 2005

Set List

1. Run Away
2. Turn Your Back
3. Slow Falling
4. Climb In
5. Up For Sale
6. Mr. Lonely
7. Thank You
8. Adding It Up
9. Under Your Gun

Set Length - 1 hour