Formed in 2009, Derrival is a band composed of 5 members, just barely out of high school, from Langley B.C. Since their formation they have strived to constantly couple new sounds with lyrical content relevant to local issues and personal experiences. Their sound has been compared to bands such as Said the Whale, Local Natives and We Are the City.
Their debut EP "Where There's Smoke", released September 30th, is a compilation of songs inspired by the senseless fires set in Fort Langley in the fall of 2010. The songs explore the feelings of hurt and loss. Questioning whether the faceless arsonists felt any regret.
In the winter of 2011 they released The Autumn Game/Modern Age Kids 7". The Autumn Game is about the transition between high school and real-life where all the decisions you make and the ensuing consequences are entirely your own responsibility. While Modern Age Kids speaks to the technological age we are living in today.
In April of 2012, they placed 3rd in the Youthink Magazine's "BC's Best Teen Band Contest". Since then, they have opened for the likes of The Zolas, Bed of Stars, Good for Grapes, and The Archers
After two releases and performing extensively around the lower mainland, they headed back into studio to record a second EP set to release in the late spring of 2013. On March 1st, they released the single track "Victoria Day", from the EP, recorded and produced by Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Tough Lovers, Gravemaker) at Echoplant Sound. The band feels the EP is their most innovative work yet, compiled of songs from the last few years and encompassing in its entirety the theme "Youth".
Band MembersAdam Mah (Guitar/Vocals)
Deven Azevedo (Bass/Vocals)
Glen Jackson (Lead Guitar)
Dan Kozlowski (Drums)
Shane Stephenson (Keyboard/Vocals)