Rock My World Canada, chapter 234: MENEW

[Mike Carr has created a catalogue/reference work featuring all kinds of Canadian rock and alternative releases from the past few decades. Check out his massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. – AC]

MENEW are an alternative indie rock band from Cambridge, Ontario, consisting of three Klaas brothers; Shade (lead vocals, guitar), Key (piano, synthesizers) and Nathan Samuel Phillip (drums, vocals). MENEW released their first EP, Of the Future in summer of 2008. The band were invited to perform “This Isn’t Real” on the Late Show with David Letterman in January 2009, marking the band’s network television premiere. The recording sessions for the group’s first official full-length album, Wide Awake Hello, began in August 2010 and was released February 21, 2012.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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