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Getaway Van


Getaway Van

“Continuing in the same vein of Truckfighters-esque stoner rock heard on January’s Burnouts EP, we are treated to a much fuller sound on this release… It’s meatier, it’s harder, it’s heavier. If that sounds a bit pornographic, you’re not far off, because this is a dirty record — full of fuzz and viscera.” – Vancity Rockers 

New to the Vancouver rock scene, GETAWAY VAN has been maneuvering through venues to bring their slightly out of control punky blues stoner fuzz rock to entertained audiences for the past year. Collectively, the band shares a broad taste in music and using that to their advantage it’s translated into a self-titled record full of different styles and influences that they are gearing up to release on February 23, 2019.

Formed when Derek Lionas (guitar/vocals) and Charlie Coles’ (guitar/vocals) previous band fell apart. They found Devon Sutherland (drums); a drummer fresh in Vancouver from Kelowna. He then got his roommate, and childhood friend, Zack Fox (bass/vocals) to pick up a bass and join the boys. Their next logical course of action was making some straight up rock n’ roll, the best ways they knew how.

“With 3 different songwriters, we always have some new vibe or feel to each song, so it’s always changing. Song structures, vocal styles, etc. One thing that has kind of stayed with us is the heavily distorted guitars. We play with a lot of fuzz, always geeking out on pedals and amplifiers.”

It’s a very teamwork oriented approach and people can expect to not be able to look away from the bouncing and jumping around on stage complete with them occasionally taking their clothes off. Taking the desert rock vibe and making it a little aggressive and little out of control, the audience can definitely expect to have a great time.

In 2018, Getaway Van recorded two EPs, Brokedown and Burnouts and in February 2019 they are geared to released their debut self titled full length featuring the single ‘Lord I’ve Been Running’. It’s foot-to-the-floor rock n’ roll that shakes rooms like a straight piped V8. Bringing roots of stoner rock, blues, punk, and folk, a Getaway Van performance is your very own experience of controlled chaos.  

Getaway Van consists of: 
– Charlie Cole (Vocals/Guitar/Piano) 
– Zachary Fox (Vocals/Bass/Guitar) 
– Derek Lionas (Vocals/Guitar/Bass) 
– Devon Sutherland (Drums)

Show Dates:
Feb 23 – New Westminister, BC – Bully Studio’s (Fallen Fest) – info
March 2 – Vancouver, BC – The Bourbon – info (album release show)

Getaway Van – Lord I’ve Been Running

Getaway Van – Branches

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