Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Boniface Releases New EP, Cancels North American Tour

Boniface has been forced to cancel their North American tour with Stealing Sheep off the back of the news SXSW will no longer go ahead. The band regrettably made the decision but have assured fans they will be returning to the US very soon.

In more positive news Boniface have today released Acoustic, their five song EP, out now via Transgressive Records. Acoustic includes a cover of ‘I Was Made For Loving You’ and is shared alongside a music video for the stripped back version of fan favourite ‘Keeping Up’. The release comes on the heels of their critically acclaimed, debut self-titled album which was just released on February 14th, 2020.

“Most songs on “Boniface” started out as quiet, sleepy acoustic tracks written in my bedroom” says Micah Visser. “...Usually it’s a matter of expanding them into pop songs, so I really enjoyed doing the opposite on this acoustic EP - shrinking them back down and letting the initial intimacy lead me.”

Boniface - who uses they/them pronouns - is the brainchild and primary creative outlet for Canada’s Micah Visser. A young artist who once comfortably blended in with the suburban landscape in which they grew up in (Saint Boniface is also the peaceful city in which they reside, on the outskirts of Winnipeg), but has since spent the last eighteen months finding not only their voice and this innate ear for deliriously affecting songcraft, but eventually finding themselves too; where they sit, their identity, and what they truly believe in and stand for.