February 27, 2015

New Wolf Alice

I'll be posting about Wolf Alice soon enough because I'll be attending their March 3 show at Toronto's Drake Underground, but since they've just released a new song for us to hear, I've got to post now.

This tune is "Giant Peach" and it's the first single from the new Wolf Alice album My Love Is Cool which doesn't come out until June 22. It's an upbeat rocker with cool riffs and full-of-attitude vocals. According to NME, they feel this tune is "one of the best things we've recorded".



Pic from Facebook.

February 26, 2015

Classic Canadian Alternative: Rough Trade

As I mentioned in a previous post where I wrote a sentence about Rough Trade, they were breaking down walls of prejudice 30 years ago. Quite cutting edge for the time, and even a little risqué now.

Wikipedia states, "Rough Trade was a Canadian new wave rock band in the 1970s and 1980s, centred on singer Carole Pope and multi-instrumentalist Kevan Staples. The band was noted for their provocative lyrics and stage antics; singer Pope often performed in bondage attire, and their 1981 hit 'High School Confidential' was one of the first explicitly lesbian-themed Top 40 hits in the world."

Take a listen to some songs:

"High School Confidential" from 1980's Avoid Freud

"All Touch" from 1981's For Those Who Think Young

"Crimes of Passion" from 1982's Shaking the Foundations

The title track from 1983's Weapons

And local rock gods Goddo wrote a song for Rough Trade's singer called "Oh Carole (Kiss My Whip)"

Pic from last.fm.

February 25, 2015

The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe

The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
When I headed out to see Catl at The Horseshoe, I was late. I missed The Cool Hands, who were opening up the night. As fate would have it, they were also on the bill with Pine Barons opening for The Districts at The Horseshoe on February 18.

They rock out in a rough-around-the-edges garage style with some hip-hop added in for good measure.
The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesThe Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Check out some tunes:

"I Did the Iggy", "Passerby" and "Watusi Blues"

"Birds"

"Marijuana Cigarette"

"Devil's Collector"
The Cool Hands at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

February 24, 2015

New Blur!

Blur have a new album called The Magic Whip coming out April 27. If you think that it's been a while since we've had a new Blur album, you're right. It's been 12 years. Give a listen to "Go Out". It's a noisy one that's sure to get everyone missing Britpop excited.


Pic from Facebook.

February 23, 2015

Pine Barons at The Horseshoe

Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
I don't think I've been this impressed with a new band that I was seeing for the first time since I saw The Districts open for White Denim last year. Coincidental that they were opening for The Districts at The Horseshoe on February 18.

They play a cool blend of sounds incorporating plenty of psychedelia and rock intensity into their own sound including cool effects and off kilter riffs. Impressive. They're from New Jersey and this show marked their first time in Canada. Hope it was cold enough for you.
Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Check out some tunes:

"Don't Believe What They Told You"

"Since I've Been Away"

"Carnival"

Check out more and buy their music over at their Bandcamp.
Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesPine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Pine Barons at The Horseshoe February 18, 2015 Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures