Canshaker Pi

Hailing from Amsterdam, Canshaker Pi have released a new single, Indie Academy, and UK + European tour dates with Pavement’s Spiral Stairs! This band consists of Willem Smit (vocals/guitars) Boris de Klerk (vocals/guitars) Ruben van Weegberg (bass), and Nick Bolland (drums).

Beneath their fidgety, high-strung stage antics simmers a piercing intensity, one that perhaps comes with a creeping awareness that the days of being young, wild and free will eventually pass. With releasing their new single Indie Academy via Excelsior Recordings, Canshaker Pi frantically capitalize on their youthful zest with a relentless now-or-never stride.

Canshaker Pi’s swoon-and-swagger racket was first introduced to us on their untitled debut album released late 2016. Not surprisingly, indie rock’s chief slacker-savant, Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus, took a shine on Canshaker Pi’s noise pop haphazardry. Producer and pal Remko Schouten flew Malkmus over to The Netherlands to record with the band. The result of those sessions is captured on the debut, that led the band to play the infamous Le Guess Who? Festival and nearly every other relevant Dutch festival this year.

Truth be told, Canshaker Pi thrives on that constant tension created between catchy-as-sin hooks and torrents of noise. The band is not afraid for a gear slower without sacrificing the small but charming blemishes: the whirring amplifiers, itchy fingers and impromptu howls of joy.

You can listen to their single, Indie Academy here:




Full September UK dates below:

14th The Deaf institute


15th Think Tank

Newcastle upon Tyne

16th Broadcast


17th Brudenell Social Club


18th Green Door Store


19th Moth Club


You can purchase tickets for their tour here:

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