"Music as exciting to watch being made as it is to hear...these Canadians own a sound that's at once incredibly intricate, and simply enjoyable" (Top 10 bands of CMJ 2012 feature)
"Royal Canoe... [are] mad scientists of pop."
"Royal Canoe have established themselves as musical mad scientists, throwing rock, pop and hip hop into a blender to create catchy-as-hell, dance floor-ready songs with odd time signatures and distorted vocals."
"I've said it several times before -- and I'm sure I will again -- but Royal Canoe is one of the best, and most unique, live bands in Canada right now."
"The genre-defying Winnipeg 6-piece unleash the restraints on inspiration allowing their sound to traverse territory that more referentially self-concious pop groups wouldn't cross...an expansive, communal electro-pop experience worth getting a grip on."
"... a clever blend of aesthetics and genres executed with a confidence and expertise usually reserved for more established groups."
"Some seriously impressive avant-garde pop...this electro pop six piece has guts."
"Their super-inventive sound is unbelievable, rich and catchy." Named KCRW's "Sleeper Hit" of CMJ 2012