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Hot Lips - "Piranha" Video Premiere!

Hot Lips are one of the most talked about bands around Toronto right now. They have an aggressive rock sound with some electronic influences not too far off from a Death From Above style. They are able to achieve this with their bass/drums/synth instrumentation. Their whole vibe has a dark sexiness to it which is apparent in this brand new video for their track “Piranha”. This live-off-the-floor video was recorded at Playdead Cult Studios and recorded/mixed by their longtime producer Josh G. Bowman. Alex Black (bass) and Keith Heppler (drums) lay down a thunderous rhythm while vocalist Karli Forget wails throughout the whole song and even grabs a bass of her own near the end for a slammin’ double bass attack. Hot Lips have a number of shows lined up across Ontario this fall including their single release party at Junction City Music Hall on October 13th. – Kris Gies

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Grizzly Coast - Poetic Alt-Folk Single "Zuzu's Petals"

If you’re expecting Grizzly Coast to be a band full of burly bearded lumberjacks then you might be surprised to find that it’s actually the musical project of Toronto based poet Alanna Kavanagh. She released a new single “Zuzu’s Petals” last month. This track is indie/folk mixed with alt-country. It’s a relaxing summer tune with catchy guitar licks carrying on behind the wonderful voice and lyrics. It’s the kind of tune you’ll want to re-listen to a few times to see if you can figure out what she is exactly talking about. Very well put together track. – Kris Gies

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The Mercy Now - "Because of You" Video, Bovine Show 09.13

Power trio The Mercy Now are veterans of the Toronto indie-rock scene. Although they have been relatively quiet this year they are gettin’ back in the saddle, ready to rip some rock n roll again. On Thursday September 13th they hit the Bovine Sex Club stage to show off some brand new tracks along with Hot Kid and Garbanzo. The lead single “Because of You” from their latest self-titled record shows the band’s more soulful side. It’s a catchy tune with nice harmonies and a thoughtful sentiment. Be at the Bovine on September 13th to see what the Mercy Now has been cookin’up. – Kris Gies

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The Dreamboats - "Run Away" Video - Horseshoe on 09.08

The Dreamboats are throwin’ it back to the good ol’ days. The Happy Days perhaps. When life was about root beer floats, writing love letters and selling lemonade (a few of the band’s interests). They put on an old school rock n’ roll show full of dancing and nostalgia. The Dreamboats recently released a music video for the track “Run Away”. As much of a throwback as it is, it still has the volume cranked right up. They will be hosting a special rockabilly night at the Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday September 8th along with The Surfrajettes and The Greasemarks. Don’t forget your brylcreem! – Kris Gies

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Gnarly Horse - "Dopamine" Single - Folk Turned Fuzz Punk

Gnarly Horse are a new fuzzy indie band out of Toronto. When I first put on their track “Dopamine” I thought it was going to be a straight up folk tune but then they stomp the pedals and here comes the rock! It turns into a ripper track with some pop punk influences. This track comes off their “Maybe I’m Certain” EP which is available on their bandcamp. Gnarly Horse plays The Baby G on Thursday September 6th with Gregory Pepper, Girlongirl and Desire Lines. – Kris Gies

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