One Second 2 Late
One Second 2 Late
"We don't really pigeon hole ourselves into a sound, there's a lot of different parts of our music personality going on throughout the songs," says Rob Henderson. "What you get on this time around is what we're feeling right now. It might be a completely different stream of consciousness on the next one. I think that's what our fans like about us." As daunting as the title of their debut CD, World Time Bomb, may sound to the ear, one glimpse of the cartoon bomb on the cover of the CD and you'll realize the dichotomy of this budding young band from a sleepy rural suburb outside of Toronto.
It's perhaps not so much a dichotomy as a generous helping of 21 year old guys with a healthy side of good conscience. The band get up to the usual 'let me out of school' behavior - dares that include shotgunning beer in clothing store dressing rooms in the mall, distance spitting, the usual. They're good at getting up to no good, but in a good way! The band hit the jackpot when multi-platinum selling rock producer Greig Nori (Hedley, treble charger) noticed them and started working with them in the fall of 2006. In 2007 he enlisted the help of Billy Talent's Ian D'Sa and together they produced World Time Bomb at SonyBMG's recording studio in downtown Toronto.
The album is now out domestically through SonyBMG's indie arm, Red Ink Music. Before signing a deal with Red Ink Music they clipped along at a steady pace, putting out their own EP, Moon Down, and playing shows all over southern Ontario. They've held their own on stage when opening for like-sounding rock alt bands Social Code, Autumn Avenue, Ill Scarlett, 30 Seconds To Mars, Gob, State of Shock, Mariana's Trench and My American Heart. This September they'll venture beyond Ontario's border for the first time, opening a string of dates for Anti-Flag. "I feel like we really got to express ourselves with World Time Bomb," recalls lead singer Brian Pisani. "We really got to spread our wings and put some different vibes out there.
We pay respect to our influences, everyone from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Green Day and System Of A Down." The band aren't shy about taking on difficult topics either. Living and growing up smack dab in the middle of the automotive sector of Ontario, the band has watched lately as friends, family, neighbours and strangers all lose their jobs at the GM plant that's been a firmly entrenched fixture in their everyday lives for decades and decades. They're not jockeying to be the next Ghandi but they do feel like they have something to say to their own generation, their parents as well as generations to come. Try to face this fear of a nation Spreading lies inside your head Can't you see what's right in front of you Wake up consumer generation Point the finger at yourself Realize it's you - Fear Of A Nation Take a listen. World Time Bomb has what you need.
It's music that's not afraid to rock. It's music that's not afraid to say something. Just the way kids like it. Read more on Last.fm.
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