FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 15
PHOTO CREDIT : Conor McNally
nêhiyawak ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐊᐧᐠ (neh-HEE-oh-wuk) tells stories - their story - capturing time through honeyed and haunting vocals, swaying in and out of the cacophony of electronic and analog sounds. Hailing from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory, nêhiyawak is comprised of Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal, and Marek Tyler - three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music.
Within the framework of the conventional song, the band creates and adds their own history and stage. Collecting and piecing together their experiences - existing simultaneously between diverse and disparate cultures - nêhiyawak shares with its audience their unique expression of Indigeneity in Canada today.
Their debut EP, recorded with Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Destroyer), balances the band’s heritage with the present. Their sound at times loud and sweeping, and in moments - reticent and careful. Indie-rock guitar and dance floor synths blend and walk alongside the steady beats of carved cedar log and hand drums.
Sept 15 - Edmonton, AB - Breakout West / Bohemia
Sept 16 - Edmonton, AB - Breakout West / CKUA
Sept 17 - Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal / Rialto Hall
Sept 19 - Ottawa, ON - Bar Robo
Sept 20 - Toronto, ON - RPM / The Smiling Buddha
Sept 22 - London, ON - East Village Arts Collective w/ Nadsat, Animal Vegetable Mineral
Sept 23 - Brantord, ON - zzzFest
Meanings: Cree people, People of the Plains, Plains People, Exact People
Note: There are no letters capitalized in Cree language. Please write name in all lower case.