Spaceport Union

Progressive Rock

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White Noise Art Rock
Flirting with the Queen Progressive Rock

About Us

\"Quite simply Flirting with the Queen is a triumph that will win the hearts and minds of all who hear it, and for progressive fans, it is an absolute must.\" - Sonic Abuse (UK)
Seems like the single most repeated word that people say when they see this band play live is \"EPIC\".

The mysterious and eccentric Spaceport Union will whisk you away on a compelling cosmic voyage with their eclectic amalgamation of progressive art rock. Let yourself defy gravity as you are drawn into celestial planes diffused with experimental instrumentation and novel sound ideas, very much in the trail of past greats such as the Alan Parsons Project, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, and in amongst modern peers like My Morning Jacket, Explosions in the Sky, Porcupine Tree and Radiohead.

With a blazing, magical sound that will take you on a journey to the outer stratosphere, instrumentation for Spaceport Union's engaging live show includes a musical saw, an iPhone theremin, found objects, electric and acoustic guitars, keys, bass, drums, glockenspiel, intricately woven, 3-part harmony vocals and trumpet.

Since 2010, Spaceport Union has been developing their live show into a vibrant, cathartic concert experience. An intoxicating melding of light, sound and physical performance, the band has worked towards a musical euphoria in the vein of the great progressive bands of the past and present. Frontman, Adam Basterfield, steers the shows with his fiery guitar playing, warm keyboards, and enigmatic stage presence reminiscent of David Byrne. Caroline Spence co-fronts the band providing contrast to Basterfield with her haunting vocals and firmly psychedelic guitar textures. The dense sonic palette is held together by the solid rhythm section of drummer, Taylor Charles and bassist, Aaron St. Arnault. Shows usually include incredible visuals that are mixed live to the band's music by VJ PHOTON.

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The band has been hard at work through 2014, writing new material for their sophomore album, set for release in 2015. They recently travelled across Canada to Toronto and back to record at the historic, Phase One Studios with producer, Michael Jack (Rush, Bono, The Trews). The band sat in the very seats where Rush sat just a few years ago when they worked with Michael when they recorded their Feedback EP.

The band's second full-length album is a more cohesive effort, a deepening of the Spaceport Union experience that was felt at the heart of their well-received debut album,'Flirting with the Queen'. The first album received rave reviews from the UK prog scene, with radio play on a number of niche stations in the UK and on national radio in Canada. The first single, 'Fueled by Consequence' won 2013 VIMA Song of the Year and has had over 30,000 unique streams worldwide. The song 'Minnow', was noted as a 'prog rock classic in the making' and was listed as one of the top 15 songs that 'rocked his world' in 2013, by prog reviewer Michael Anthony of UberRock, ranking among other bands like Deep Purple and Steven Wilson.

Songs for the upcoming album include 'Heat of the Sun', an intricately chorded, piano-based song about the Canadian prairie 'desert', inspired by a title from Dave Bidini (Rheostatics). Prog and experimental fans will enjoy like 'Schwa' and 'White Noise' that blend a strong progressive rock foundation with experimental elements in the lyrics and arrangement. Psychedelic fan favourites, 'Fever Dream' and 20-minute, epic, 'This Town will Kill You', were also part of the sessions. The songs on the album delve into heavier subject matter and the band is actively working to bring the album story to life as a live concept show. Extensive touring to promote the album is planned starting Fall 2015.

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ON DEBUT ALBUM, 'Flirting with the Queen':

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Progressive Rock

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\"Quite simply Flirting with the Queen is a triumph that will win the hearts and minds of all who hear it, and for progressive fans, it is an absolute must.\" - Sonic Abuse (UK) Seems like the single most repeated word that people say when they see this band play live is \"EPIC\". The mysterious and eccentric Spaceport Union will whisk you away on a compelling cosmic voyage with their eclectic amalgamation of progressive art rock. Let yourself defy gravity as you are drawn into celestial planes diffused with experimental instrumentation and novel sound ideas, very much in the trail of past greats such as the Alan Parsons Project, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, and in amongst modern peers like My Morning Jacket, Explosions in the Sky, Porcupine Tree and Radiohead. With a blazing, magical sound that will take you on a journey to the outer stratosphere, instrumentation for Spaceport Union's engaging live show includes a musical saw, an iPhone theremin, found objects, electric and acoustic guitars, keys, bass, drums, glockenspiel, intricately woven, 3-part harmony vocals and trumpet. Since 2010, Spaceport Union has been developing their live show into a vibrant, cathartic concert experience. An intoxicating melding of light, sound and physical performance, the band has worked towards a musical euphoria in the vein of the great progressive bands of the past and present. Frontman, Adam Basterfield, steers the shows with his fiery guitar playing, warm keyboards, and enigmatic stage presence reminiscent of David Byrne. Caroline Spence co-fronts the band providing contrast to Basterfield with her haunting vocals and firmly psychedelic guitar textures. The dense sonic palette is held together by the solid rhythm section of drummer, Taylor Charles and bassist, Aaron St. Arnault. Shows usually include incredible visuals that are mixed live to the band's music by VJ PHOTON. ----------------------------- The band has been hard at work through 2014, writing new material for their sophomore album, set for release in 2015. They recently travelled across Canada to Toronto and back to record at the historic, Phase One Studios with producer, Michael Jack (Rush, Bono, The Trews). The band sat in the very seats where Rush sat just a few years ago when they worked with Michael when they recorded their Feedback EP. The band's second full-length album is a more cohesive effort, a deepening of the Spaceport Union experience that was felt at the heart of their well-received debut album,'Flirting with the Queen'. The first album received rave reviews from the UK prog scene, with radio play on a number of niche stations in the UK and on national radio in Canada. The first single, 'Fueled by Consequence' won 2013 VIMA Song of the Year and has had over 30,000 unique streams worldwide. The song 'Minnow', was noted as a 'prog rock classic in the making' and was listed as one of the top 15 songs that 'rocked his world' in 2013, by prog reviewer Michael Anthony of UberRock, ranking among other bands like Deep Purple and Steven Wilson. Songs for the upcoming album include 'Heat of the Sun', an intricately chorded, piano-based song about the Canadian prairie 'desert', inspired by a title from Dave Bidini (Rheostatics). Prog and experimental fans will enjoy like 'Schwa' and 'White Noise' that blend a strong progressive rock foundation with experimental elements in the lyrics and arrangement. Psychedelic fan favourites, 'Fever Dream' and 20-minute, epic, 'This Town will Kill You', were also part of the sessions. The songs on the album delve into heavier subject matter and the band is actively working to bring the album story to life as a live concept show. Extensive touring to promote the album is planned starting Fall 2015. ----------------------------- ON DEBUT ALBUM, 'Flirting with the Queen': \"

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