July is a great time of the year for blasting some new cool surf/punk. For all the fans out there of GaragePunk Hideout this is right up your alley. Give a listen to The Killer Wails today. I’m looking forward to hearing a lot more from them in the near future and once that Album is completed we will have it up here for you to give a listen to… Good Stuff
The Killer Wails are a Toronto-based garage-rock band formed in 2013. Influenced by 60’s garage, surf rock and 70’s punk rock, the band has a unique sound with roots in traditional Rock and Roll. High energy performances and audience interaction have become staples of their live sound. Playing to packed bars in downtown Toronto, The Killer Wails are starting to make a name for themselves. In December of 2013, the band released a demo of two original songs that received positive attention from concert promoters, venues, and music bloggers. The band’s future plans include recording a full album of original work, shooting a music video, and going on tour. (Band Press)
Let’s Meet The Band
Hi our name is….
The Killer Wails
And our sound might be best described as….
Garage Surf Punk
Tyler Brown – Lead Singer
Andrew Overton – Drummer
Matt Mezda – Rhythm Guitar, Singer
Jordan May – Bass, Backing Vocals
Jack Ovans – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
We are originally from…..
Toronto, ON, Canada
Who are some that have an influence on your sound??
Iggy and the Stooges, Ty Segall, Bad Religion, The Cramps, Violent Femmes, FIDLAR
The first time we met was…..
I (Tyler) began working in a bar at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto when I met Andrew Overton. I let it be known that my band had just broken up and I was looking to form a new one. One of the servers introduced Andrew as a drummer and we quickly made plans to jam with the goal of becoming a band.
We knew we were going to be a Band when………
After some line-up changes we found solid members in Matt Mezda and Jordan May. They were high school friends of mine from Orangeville, Ontario. We had all moved to the city to escape the small town blues. At that point we were a band. It took us about a year to find a solid lead guitarist in Jack Ovans. I had begun working at another bar where I met Jack. I was told that Jack’s band had just broken up and we brought him aboard. Jack was a great addition because he had a lot of experience playing punk rock in Toronto being a former member of both The Delinquints and The Bathurst Queens.
Before starting the band we were employed as…….
Bartenders, Roofers, Floorers, and Movers.
Our craziest gig ever was….
Probably our last show. We played Jimmy Jazz in Guelph, Ontario. I had just purchased a 50 foot mic cable and I used every foot of it bringing the show to the crowd. People we’re coming in off the street to see us. This was probably the craziest though the Goodbye Party House/ Jack’s 30th Birthday Show got really wild too. Memories were lost.
The first song we wrote was…….
The obsession with micro-fame in your own facebook community.
What tunes are you currently jamming to…
Violent Femmes – American Music
What are some of the 1st songs you remember listening to that made you say, that’s what I want to do
I was 13 when The White Stripes came out with 7 Nation Army. It was so simple and so good at the same time.
When your touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,.,
After our jams we sometimes go to Kitch, a bar right down the street from the jam space. It’s at Dufferin and Dupont in Toronto. They serve good Mexican food and play a lot of B-Movies on the projector.
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us
It’s all fun and games till someone drinks all your rye.
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