Bands Worth Watching

 

Hut

An amalgam of Toronto indie “all-stars” from Hooded Fang, Moon King and Hellaluya who blast out garage/punk party tunes. We witnessed them turn a blues dad’s graveyard into the best party London has ever seen.
 


Rituals

We had a ritual with their EP on our Canadian tour: listening to it front-to-back every night to get us through the long drives. A perfect tape, a dream-punk twilight.
 


Hussy


HUSSY – Yeahhhh (Demo)
 
We really don’t think there’s another drone sludge act quite like this in TO. When Jude (who also runs the Garage) takes off his shoes, he smells like a corpse, aka you’ve been hussied—a fitting fragrance for their sound.
 


Soupcans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVPk5S1Ml5o

In their full-on, abstract weirdo-mode, they are both frightening and endearing. Depending on whom you talk with, it takes them either five minutes or a year to write an album. Keeps you on your toes.
 


Moon King

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phi-l20ukxE

Re-imagining pop-punk, electronic beats backing totally singable hooks and harmonies. Daniel puts on a lot of Toronto’s more off-the-wall parties, in some of our favorite DIY spots around town.
 

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