17/04/18

Listen to ‘For Love (Demo)’ to follow recent Boniface single ‘Phantom Limbs’

The second single from Boniface came out in February, Phantom Limbs, and to follow it up, Micah Visser (aka Boniface's frontman and songwriter) has put together a one-take b-side - For Love (Demo). Take a listen to it in our new music playlists.

With just his vocals and piano, it's bare and intimate, another side to his songwriting to be filed alongside Again & Again.

"I had no idea how biographical this song was when writing - at the time I thought I was feeling really positive about things, but sat down at a piano and wrote this song that kind of broke my heart. I wrote it about a year ago in London and forgot about it until we started thinking about a B side. One night I was listening to old voice memos and this one kind of freaked me out - the intimacy and honesty in it even though I couldn’t have admitted it when writing."
Micah Visser

Phantom Limbs itself got a music video recently, directed by Micah's bandmate and brother Joey Visser. It's set in their hometown of St Boniface, Winnipeg, and takes a touching journey across the band's own turf, featuring many of their regular haunts.

"I wrote Phantom Limbs a few years ago when I was starting to become really unhappy with the way I was treating myself and the way my friends were treating themselves. I wrote it out of frustration without much redemption, and in the years since I’ve really tried to stop doing that. I think it's stuck with the band and I because it’s just really fun to play and we like that contrast.
Having my brother Joey (direct the) video was a no brainer. Boniface is such an intimate project for me and I’m really glad we could keep this video as honest as possible. I think that comes across when you watch it and I’m really happy with the way it turned out."

Micah Visser

"We shot this during a very cold week in February. I feel like this added to the authenticity and urgency in the video. It felt a lot more like filming something that was actually happening rather than a music video we set up."
Joey Visser

The band have the following shows confirmed, including a support tour with Lo Moon in May.

APRIL
27 - Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, CA

MAY
5 - Live At Leeds in Leeds, UK
15 - Bermondsey Social Club in London, UK (Tickets)
16 - [PIAS] Nites, Le Pop Up du Label in Paris, FR
17-19 - The Great Escape in Brighton, UK (Tickets)
19 - Night & Day in Manchester, UK (supporting Lo Moon)
20 - Broadcast in Glasgow, UK (supporting Lo Moon)
22 - Omeara in London, UK (supporting Lo Moon)
23 - Omeara in London, UK (supporting Lo Moon)
24 - Hare & Hounds in Birmingham, UK (supporting Lo Moon)

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