Calgary Music Spotlight: SAvK


Raw, rough, uncomfortably honest, fast and violent, then suddenly smooth and soaring. SAvK is a group with perfect balance, where leader Steve van Kampen is the anger and brother Paul is the diplomacy. SAvK wears his heart on his sleeve, then throws it, still beating, at the audience. This Calgary group uses deep rooted western flavours and combines it with international inspirations to perfectly depict their home sound. SAvK’s debut self-titled release is a study in vulnerable live folk rock, and with a brand new rhythm section (bassist Stefan Smith and drummer Dan Wilson), SAvK is now recording a louder more produced record to be released in Autumn 2012.

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