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Young Rival, Grounders, New Zebra Kid

Fri, February 5, 2016

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

This event is 19 and over

Young Rival
Young Rival
From Hamilton Ontario comes Young Rival. This trio hails from a city most widely-known for its blue-collar work ethic - a quality that Young Rival have always proudly embraced. With a sound that is both raw and hazy, dark and melodic, this band delivers an undeniably unique brand of grit-infused, wildcat rock and roll.


With shows and international tours alongside The Sadies, Born Ruffians, King Khan and the Shrines, and Tokyo Police Club, as well as remixes by Junior Boys, this young band occupies a unique - and important - position in today's indie landscape. They hearken back to a time where musicianship was primary; where a band's ability to collaborate and play well together was posited as the goal more important than any other. And yet Young Rival offer a sound that's both refreshing and current; delivering it with an uncompromising edge and swagger.

Critics have responded eagerly to Young Rival's efforts ever since the release of their debut EP. This 2008 album was recorded by NYC producer Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Battles, Noah and the Whale), and received glowing reviews from press outlets across Canada, including 4 star write-ups in both major Toronto weeklies, NOW and EYE WEEKLY. Lead-off single "Your Island" rose to Number 2 on CBC Radio 3's weekly countdown and its video reached rotation on MuchMusic. Internationally, the band has received radio play on BBC Radio 2 and XFM in the United Kingdom, as well as features on trend-setting U.S. music blogs such as Stereogum and Pitchfork.

"There's a band in Hamilton that completely knocked us back called Young Rival. Completely blew me away. It's like the Beach Boys meet the Sex Pistols. It was brilliant. It could have been 1968 or 2010." -Happy Mondays' drummer Gary "Gaz" Whelan
Young Rival
Young Rival
From Hamilton Ontario comes Young Rival. This trio hails from a city most widely-known for its blue-collar work ethic - a quality that Young Rival have always proudly embraced. With a sound that is both raw and hazy, dark and melodic, this band delivers an undeniably unique brand of grit-infused, wildcat rock and roll.


With shows and international tours alongside The Sadies, Born Ruffians, King Khan and the Shrines, and Tokyo Police Club, as well as remixes by Junior Boys, this young band occupies a unique - and important - position in today's indie landscape. They hearken back to a time where musicianship was primary; where a band's ability to collaborate and play well together was posited as the goal more important than any other. And yet Young Rival offer a sound that's both refreshing and current; delivering it with an uncompromising edge and swagger.

Critics have responded eagerly to Young Rival's efforts ever since the release of their debut EP. This 2008 album was recorded by NYC producer Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Battles, Noah and the Whale), and received glowing reviews from press outlets across Canada, including 4 star write-ups in both major Toronto weeklies, NOW and EYE WEEKLY. Lead-off single "Your Island" rose to Number 2 on CBC Radio 3's weekly countdown and its video reached rotation on MuchMusic. Internationally, the band has received radio play on BBC Radio 2 and XFM in the United Kingdom, as well as features on trend-setting U.S. music blogs such as Stereogum and Pitchfork.

"There's a band in Hamilton that completely knocked us back called Young Rival. Completely blew me away. It's like the Beach Boys meet the Sex Pistols. It was brilliant. It could have been 1968 or 2010." -Happy Mondays' drummer Gary "Gaz" Whelan
Grounders
GROUNDERS is an emerging, hotly tipped avant-pop outfit from Toronto, quickly gaining recognition for their idiosyncratic art rock and explosive live performances. Their self-released debut EP Wreck of a Smile released in Spring 2013 on Nevado Records (Library Voices, Yukon Blonde, Bahamas), featuring production by Marcel Ramagnano (engineer on Born Ruffians, Rural Alberta Advantage, Woodhands). An remix of an EP track, unmistakably produced by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Los Campesinos!), is set to be released on a split. Stars and Suns 7'' with Toronto's Volcano Playground.
Venue Information:
Rum Runners
178 Dundas Street
London, ON, N6A 1G7
http://www.londonmusichall.com/

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