Press Release

New Single - "Gone Without Warning"
Released Friday 10 May 2024
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Taken From The New Album "Restless"
Released Friday 5 July 2024

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"The Commoners find common ground in the classic rock of Free and Led Zeppelin,
and the Southern flavourings of Black Crowes and Blackberry Smoke." 
– R’N’R Magazine

"The Commoners bring their own brand of southern rock n’ roll swagger."
 –
Rock and Blues Muse

"The Commoners produce sounds of exceptionality, effectiveness, and very high-quality craftsmanship."
Raw Ramp


Photo Credit: © Paul Wright

Following the success of their previous four singles “Devil Teasin’ Me,” “The Way I Am,” “Too Soon To Know You,” and “See You Again”, Canadian roots and rock band The Commoners are pleased to announce the Friday 10th May release of “Gone Without Warning” – the fifth single taken from their highly anticipated third studio album, Restless.

Released by Gypsy Soul Records on Friday 5th July 2024, Restless is available to pre-order at www.thecommoners.ca/store.

From today, “Gone Without Warning” is available on all major streaming platforms and promises to be a heartfelt celebration to The Commoners’ ever-evolving musical journey. The single is available to stream HERE. The single is also available to stream on YouTube HERE.

A gritty riff puts fire under “Gone Without Warning”, launching The Commoners into a track that boils over with tension. Featuring a heavy hitting chorus with soulful backing vocals by Chantal Williams, the track is further elevated by the combined backing vocals of bassist Ben Spiller and drummer Adam Cannon.

Combined with Ross Hayes Citrullo’s infectious guitar riffs, the “Gone Without Warning” delivers quality and distinction. It’s the perfect follow-up to the previous singles, “Devil Teasin’ Me” and “The Way I Am.” “Devil Teasin’ Me” proved a popular staple on UK rock radio, with a 10-week run and over 100 spins on Planet Rock.

Having wrapped up a bustling 2023 filled with recording sessions and a UK tour alongside Grammy-nominated duo Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton, The Commoners have solidified their position as a must-watch act.

The release of Restless will mark the quintet’s return to the road in 2024, with numerous festivals in the UK and EU, including Made of Stone, Steelhouse, and Moulin Blues Festivals, already scheduled for this summer. From the speakers to the stage, one thing is certain: The Commoners are spearheading a party rock renaissance, and the audience is cordially invited.


Photo Credit: © Paul Wright

A natural evolution from their 2022 album Find A Better Way, the forthcoming album Restless offers a peek behind the curtain of success, revealing the gruelling routines and ragged emotions that hide behind the glamorous aesthetic of a rock band on the rise. With introspective, slower-tempo numbers pocketed amongst rip-roaring anthems, the new album, recorded at RHC Music in Toronto, is a portrait of a hardworking group revitalising a classic genre.

“As with our previous album, we wanted to marry old and new southern rock together in a way that was unique to the band’s Canadian roots,” says the Commoners guitarist and producer Ross Hayes Citrullo. “By adding the soul and rock elements of The Black Crowes, and the southern blues rock undertones of The Allman Brothers to a production style akin to Blackberry Smoke and Rival Sons, I think we developed an authentic sound that compares sonically to some of our favourite records across all of those music genres.”

RESTLESS – TRACK LISTING

1. Devil Teasin’ Me (4.24)
2. Shake You Off (3.55)
3. The Way I Am (3.34)
4. Restless (5.18)
5. Gone Without Warning (4.02)
6. Who Are You (Ain't Knocked Down) (3.59)

7. Body And Soul (5.31)
8. See You Again (4.44)

9. Too Soon To Know You (4.59)
10. All That We Have (3.14)

Approx. Running Time: 45 minutes


Photo Credit: © Paul Wright

TRACK BY TRACK

Devil Teasin’ Me - A bonafide banger with anthemic group vocals and electric riffs, “Devil Teasin’ Me” captures self-reckoning wrapped up in rock ’n’ roll. Lush background voices lend heat to the chorus, supporting Medhurst through a feverish performance.

Shake You Off - Gutsy guitar and driving percussion push “Shake You Off” from the speakers, initiating a gripping track that will have heads bobbing from start to finish. Punchy bass and searing organ pierce the arrangement, rousing listeners to a fever pitch as The Commoners attempt to break loose from restraints.

The Way I Am - A rowdy riff catapults The Commoners into “The Way I Am”, joined by kick drum thuds that strike the chest, immersing the listener in a track made for stadiums. Tension builds into an infectious chorus spiked with vocal support by Sandra Bouza. A guaranteed hit, “The Way I Am” sees The Commoners united in conviction, playing with the confidence of a band that knows exactly who they are.

Restless - Delicate picks and strums open “Restless”, lending a subtle Celtic feel to the track which evolves into a flourishing arrangement with piano and harmonic guitar accents. Within “Restless”, The Commoners unpack life on the road, folding the struggle and discomfort of pursuing a dream into a show-stopping number.

Gone Without Warning - A gritty riff puts fire under “Gone Without Warning”, launching The Commoners into a track that boils over with tension. Featuring a heavy hitting chorus with soulful backing vocals by Chantal Williams, the track is further elevated by the combined voices of bassist Ben Spiller and drummer Adam Cannon.

Who Are You (Ain’t Knocked Down) - Crunchy guitar cuts through the speakers, accented by stark percussion, and piano in this true party rock anthem. Certain to raise listeners to their feet, “Who Are You” features peppy organ alongside call and response vocals that kick this confrontational track into overdrive.

Body And Soul - Ambient slide guitar and viscous drones set the tone for a smoky and sultry number with a masterful arrangement that goes down smooth. Throbbing with rhythmic bass and percussion, “Body And Soul” traps The Commoners in a tangle of temptation.

See You Again - A true roots-rocker, “See You Again” is an ode to love and loss, good times and memories made, featuring a chorus fit for kicking up dust on the backroads with the windows down. Full-bodied acoustic guitar guides this track through contemplation to celebration.

Too Soon To Know You - Lively organ and crisp guitar support a soaring top line in this reflective track that wonders what might have been. Stirred by nostalgia, singer Chris Medhurst reminisces about a bond broken by time, offering a listen that will surely inspire a trip down memory lane.

All That We Have - Resonant acoustic guitar pairs with an honest vocal performance by Chris Medhurst for a reflective, poignant track. Lyrically centered around acceptance and finding peace through life’s troubles and existential anxieties, “All That We Have” is a tender affirmation of support.


Photo Credit: © Paul Wright


ALBUM PRODUCTION CREDITS

The Band

Chris Medhurst - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Ross Hayes Citrullo - Lead Guitar
Ben Spiller - Bass, Vocals, Piano (Who Are You, Gone Without Warning)
Adam Cannon - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Miles Evans-Branagh - Organ, Rhodes, Piano (See You Again, Restless, Too Soon To Know You)
Chantal Williams, Nicky Lawrence, Sandra Bouza - Backing Vocals

The Team

All songs written by The Commoners except where noted.
Tracks 1, 4, 8 and 9 co-written by The Commoners and Renan Yildizdogan
Tracks 2 and 3 co-written by The Commoners, Jeff Desilets, and Renan Yildizdogan

Produced and mixed by Ross Hayes Citrullo and Renan Yildizdogan
Recorded at RHC Music, Toronto, Ontario

Engineers - Ross Hayes Citrullo, Ben Spiller, Adam Cannon, Renan Yildizdogan

Assistant Engineers - Adil Batty, Ben Byck, Jon Savard, Dylan Davis, Emily Goguen

Mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville, Tennessee

Album Photography by Lindsay White
Album Design by Emily Goguen
www.thecommoners.ca | @thecommonersto

UK Summer Tour 2024

TICKETS Available FROM
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London, The Grace

Friday 19th July 2024

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20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
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Maid Of Stone Festival

Saturday 20th July 2024

Mote Park, Maidstone, Kent
Tickets: https://maidofstonefestival.com

Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms

Sunday 21st July 2024

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59 Stratford Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LT
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Wolverhampton, KK's Steel Mill

Tuesday 23rd July 2024

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Starworks Warehouse, Frederick Street, WV2 4DU
www.kkssteelmill.co.uk

Newbury, Arlington Arts Centre

Wednesday 24th July 2024

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Mary Hare, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, RG14 3BQ
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Manchester, Night & Day Cafe

Thursday 25th July 2024

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26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN
https://nightnday.org

Edinburgh, The Caves

Friday 26th July 2024

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8-10 Niddry St S, Edinburgh, EH1 1NS
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Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall

Saturday 27th July 2024

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Cross Belgrave St, Leeds LS2 8JP
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Steelhouse Festival

Sunday 28th July 2024

Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales
Tickets: www.steelhousefestival.com


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Further Information

Peter Noble at Noble PR
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