Though it has been a decade since Vancouver’s Daggermouth dropped their two classic pop punk albums, their influence has been celebrated with pure enthusiasm by an East Coast audience who eagerly awaits their Newfoundland debut.
Stream the rare 1985 Tough Justice cassette in its entirety, and read our chat with guitarist Johnny Fisher about the band, the release, and the first wave of Newfoundland hardcore.
St. John’s newest punk trio have capped off an eventful summer with the release of their debut 6 song demo tape. Stream the cassette in its digital entirety.
Come bid a final farewell to the short-lived D.I.Y. punk and skate venue in Witless Bay, NL that has played a much-needed home to the Newfoundland all ages scene over the last year.
Check out the Montréal street punk trio September 3rd & 4th in St. John’s.
Slow Death were Prince Edward Island’s first hardcore punk band, and after 31 years their sole 1985 recording has finally found its way to vinyl. Check out our chat with Unknown Coast Records founder Davis Brown about the importance of a reissue label in Atlantic Canada, and why Slow Death is the perfect starting point.
After a month of digging through the Distortion archives, we inevitably had to share a personal favourite as a part of our collaborative series. Check out the full set from Truro, Nova Scotia punks Genetic Angry during their visit to St. John’s in 2008.
Shed Island presents their first showcase of the year as Haligonian hardcore trio Botfly brings their brand of abrasive sludge punk to Distortion tonight in St. John’s. Check out our conversation with Botfly from earlier this week as we discuss the weather, their upcoming releases, and their visit to St. John’s this weekend.
The Punk Tank has been long anticipating the debut EP from Bad Plan, so nothing could stoke us more for the R.A.T festivities then these two new preview tracks that clock in at less than a combined two minutes.