Rise Carmine Wonders Whether You’ll Be The Only One

The Toronto alt-rocker explores authoritarianism and revolution on his latest cut.

Rise Carmine makes a powerful statement (in more ways than one) with his latest single Be The Only One — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A dark exploration of authoritarianism, revolution, corruption and the cult of personality, Toronto alt-rocker Liam Colbert‘s intense new track is set to an equally potent backdrop constructed from a hard-hitting Bonhamesque beat, a groovy bassline, peripheral percussion and psychedelic guitars that stab and swirl and slash their way through the mix. It also serves as a fine preview of his upcoming debut EP No Coup For Anyone, produced by Grammy-winning powerhouse Dave Schiffman (Weezer, PUP, Vampire Weekend).

Although the six-track album will be his first release as Rise Carmine, it’s not Colbert’s first foray onto the scene. A multi-instrumentalist with a wide variety of musical influence and a restless creative energy, Colbert released a self-produced album under the name Patiohawk in 2017. Each track was recorded, mixed and mastered in his parents’ basement. He then found bandmates and spent the next three years playing around Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes

As the world moved into a standstill in 2020, he created Rise Carmine, a project that strives to find the balance between a well-written song and a dazzling brand of showmanship — between a chorus that you can sing along to and dual-guitar-harmony heroics that harken back to a time of tighter pants and longer hair. Harnessing his desire to pen a love letter to the ’70s rockers and ’90s influences that dominate his sound, No Coup for Anyone just might be the only Can-rock EP you’ll need when it arrives.

Check out Be The Only One above and meet Rise Carmine and Liam Colbert on their website, Facebook and Instagram.