With a fresh yet nostalgic perspective on alternative pop, Montreal’s Caveboy root themselves in the timeless music of their parent’s generation and build to unforgettable chaos during their live performances. Caveboy is the culmination of the shared life experiences of its three members Michelle Bensimon (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Isabelle Banos (Synth, Bass, Backing Vocals) and Lana Cooney (Drums, Backing Vocals). They revel in ideas of fearlessness, self-sufficiency, the extraordinary, and that which is feral and cannot be tamed.
Their debut self-titled EP, released in the fall of 2015, charted among the National Top 25 on College Radio, and propelled the band onto the Canadian festival circuit including electrifying performances at Pride Toronto, Hillside, Rifflandia, and in their hometown, Osheaga. The band also turned heads by showcasing at festivals such as Canadian Music Week, CMJ, SXSW, TIFF, and Pop Montreal. The band was invited to perform at SOCAN & CIMA’s Pre-Grammy Celebration of Canadian Excellence in Los Angeles, California, alongside Kaytranada and Donovan Woods. The music of the EP was placed in several television shows and films; with a number of tracks on Space’s Killjoys and Wynonna Earp, as well as songs in FXX’s You’re The Worst and MTV’s Awkward. Also, the band had a B-side track from the EP “Color War” placed in the fourth season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. Caveboy has supported artists such as Tash Sultana, Ria Mae, Scott Helman, Dear Rouge, Wintersleep, Rich Aucoin, Neon Dreams, Cub Sport and more. The band was chosen as an official winner of the 2018 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class program, an opportunity which allowed them to work with esteemed artists and mentors LIGHTS, Max Kerman of The Arkells, Kardinal Offishall, and many more. In March 2018, Caveboy completed their first cross-Canada headlining tour, finishing in Vancouver with a performance of “Something Like Summer” at the 2018 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards. Their 2018 summer festival season kicked off with a memorable performance at CBC Musical Festival.
Throughout the winter of 2018/2019, Caveboy partnered with producer Derek Hoffman at Fox Sounds in Toronto to create their debut full-length album. Over the course of several months, the team worked through a catalogue of close to 40 songs written since their 2015 EP. The result is a body of work that the band is extremely proud of; a genuine and honest representation of Caveboy’s musical and personal evolution. The first new single “Landslide”, released in March 2019, has gained close to 1 million streams across all platforms.
With a powerful live set not to be missed, Caveboy are a band to keep an eye on.
"Caveboy came out like punks, but played like rock stars. They took over the room with their infectious energy and their incredible mix of 80’s pop, dance music, and alternative rock."
"Mixing ‘80s-indebted new wave tunes with a sprinkle of dance-punk, as well as melodies appealing to fans of artists as classic as Bruce Springsteen and as modern as HAIM, their catchy repertoire of material – plus a brief cover of Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” – made for a rightfully well-received set."
"Caveboy absolutely need to release a full-length album soon. I feel like life’s further existence depends on it. The band was a lively experience with vocals that could blow the roof off. They are a much more unhinged Tegan and Sara, with summer songs and guitar solos that could make you dance yourself silly. The band asked whether their audience wanted a Justin Timberlake or a Selena Gomez cover. With the latter choice winning, the band soothed the crowd. At one point, the each member grouped themselves close together, and in unison they lost control. It was a loveable and unforgettable chaos."
"First up was Caveboy, young Indie pop trio from Montreal. Their energetic, thirty-minute set featured peppy drumming, danceable beats, jangly guitars, simple yet dark bass grooves, warming synths, and loops and washes galore. "
"J’arrive à la scène verte juste à temps pour Caveboy. On nous vend le trio féminin montréalais comme un nouveau regard sur l’indie-pop. J’étais perplexe en arrivant, mais la formation assure réellement : au lieu d’une dream pop mielleuse, il y avait dans la proposition des trois jeunes femmes un petit côté animal et énergique qui n’était pas à négliger."