Wednesday, May 12, 2010

GIVEAWAY! : Henry and the Nightcrawlers

Henry Alcock-White (centre), who goes by the stage name of Henry and the Nightcrawlers, is no stranger to the music scene. Those familiar with local Vancouver music will recognize him as the guitarist in the Vancouver prog band Bend Sinister, although he has recently left the band on amicable terms. Nowadays, you might see Henry and his luscious blond locks backing up fellow Vancouver band The Zolas on bass guitar. And although Henry and the Nightcrawlers is in its infancy, with nary but an EP to his name, Alcock-White demonstrates a pop sensibility influenced by his friends, and many of these friends contribute to the recording of his album and live shows.

You can expect a full-length from Henry and the Nightcrawlers in September 2010. This upcoming album, 100 Blows, was co-produced by Alcock-White and Tony Marriott, who also played drums on four of the songs. Peter Carruthers from Said the Whale played bass on a few tracks, and Tom Dobrzanski of Vertical Studios and The Zolas helped with mixing. Those expecting to hear escalating guitar solos a la Bend Sinister will be pleasantly surprised by Alcock-White's bouncy, beat-driven pop, best characterized by "100 Blows," the title track off of his upcoming full-length.

I have a copy of Henry and the Nightcrawlers' 5-song EP for one lucky reader. These babies are only available at shows and only 100 were printed! All you have to do is post a comment below with the following things:
1) your email
2) your favourite night crawler and why
Be creative! Best entry will receive an email within the next 2 weeks.

Henry and the Nightcrawlers will be playing the following Vancouver dates:
May 22 Lab Magazine Party with Maurice and TV Heart Attack at the Media Club
July 1 with We Were Lovers at the Media Club
As H&NC and The Zolas effectively share the same band members, you will also be able to catch Henry supporting The Zolas on many upcoming tour dates in June. You can check out those dates here.

Check out Henry and the Nightcrawlers on:
New Music Canada

Here's a small clip showing the making of H&NC's 100 Blows: