Carry The Lost bringing new lineup to New Glasgow

Amanda Jess
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NEW GLASGOW – After a couple of more shows, Carry The Lost will be trading the stage for the studio.

Carry The Lost will introduce two new band members and music from their upcoming album at a show in New Glasgow on Saturday. SUBMITTED

The rock band of six has been alternating between recording and live shows, but vocalist Leigh Macinnis says they’re going to concentrate more on writing starting in January with their new lineup.

“Any new members add their little twist,” Macinnis says about their two recent additions.

Scott Richardson is one of the new members who will be making his New Glasgow debut on bass at the Acro Lounge and Eatery on Dec. 28.

The band also added Karim Harara on keyboards to smooth out their sound.

“It allows us to experiment more,” he says about the change. The energy hasn’t changed, but the sound has expanded, Macinnis explains.

They’ve played a few shows since introducing the new members, but this will be the first for Pictou County.

Macinnis and Trefry are both from the area. The winter Jubilee show offers them another chance to play at home.

“We’re looking forward to this show. We’re quite excited they asked us to play.”

They’ve done a few shows at the Whitetail Pub and Grill as well as performances during the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee in 2012.

They played on both the main stage as well as a midnight show at the Crow’s Nest.

“We had a great time. We met a lot of other great bands.”

They’re headlining the show on Saturday, coming on after performances from Black City Avenger and A Call For Submission.

Carry The Lost will feature music from their upcoming album. They’ll be selling their singles as well as T-shirts with their new logos.

“It’ll be a pretty rocking show.”

They hope to have it finished by spring 2014, and release it on vinyl.

The band has been rocking hard since forming through Kijiji in 2010.

One of the band’s former guitar players had been in a band with guitarist Ave Trefry. The group they were in broke up, leaving them looking for musicians.

Trefry, an old friend of Macinnis’s, had encouraged him to audition for vocalist and they all clicked.

Since then, they’ve established a following and a distinct sound.

“Some people tag us as modern rock, but I think we’re a little heavier than modern rock,” Macinnis says.

He describes their sound as melodic with a slight metal edge, mixing high-energy loud tunes and softer songs with harmonies.

Admission for the show on Dec. 28 is $10.

On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda 

Geographic location: New Glasgow, Pictou County

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