Monday, November 16, 2009

newmusicmonday #17:: spiral beach

This week's newmusicmonday {actually on Monday} entry is a CBC Radio 3 find:: Spiral Beach.  They're on tour in the UK/Éire right now and it sounds like the band is a must see live.  Upcoming Ontario shows are::
  • December 16 - Toronto, ON / MTV Live / 888 Yonge St / FREE / all ages
  • December 17 - Peterborough, ON / The Red Dog / 189 Hunter St W  
  • December 18 - Kingston, ON / The Mansion / 506 Princess St
  • December 19 - Toronto, ON / The Garrison / 1197 Dundas St W
Channelling the sound of late 70s/early 80s girl punk/new wave bands {although not all songs have Maddy Wilde doing lead vocals}, the music begs to be played loud {I had to switch to headphones} and I'm really looking forward to seeing them live, hopefully at the Garrison show.  Their songs have lots of energy.  Two of my favourite songs are the breezy "Day OK "::

and the kinetic "Casual T"::

Here's a great live clip of "Domino" from NxNE here in Toronto.  I was in town but had other things going on, so I missed this completely::

Check out this blog with an interview on andPOP, where Dan Busheikin placed them in the category of "ghoul punk."  I love who they said their influences are {CBC R3}:: Gogol Bordello, Frank Zappa, Liars, Esquivel.

 I love how the band "gets" the idea of creating a sense of spectacle or occasion to their shows.

Twitterversion::  #newmusicmonday features #Torontoindie punk band Spiral Beach. Great energy&sound. Video clip & streams. @snakes_ladders @Prof_K

Image::  Tour poster from London, from Spiral Beach blog.

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