Like A Motorcycle at CMW

LikeAMotorcycle-CMWIt took a few moments for Like A Motorcycle to find their footing on stage at the Bovine Sex Club on Thursday night – but only a moment.

The Halifax-based trio are in Toronto to play a handful of shows, including a stop for Canadian Music Week. The band plays a fast, hard-hitting type of punk rock, though grunge elements are certainly present. All three members – guitarist Jillian Comeau, bassist Kim Carson, and drummer Michelle Skelding – share vocal duties, which adds depth and variance, making for a sound that is uniquely their own.

A great gritty ’70s vibe pervades their set, with Comeau’s plunging guitar riffs and Carson’s heavy bass lines and Skelding’s charged drum beats.

They’ve also got an amazing presence on stage – gladly using the entire stage to jump around and enjoy their music. The music is fun, and they’re having fun; and the crowd seemed to feed off of their seemingly endless supply of excitement and energy.The audience also appreciated their unfiltered between-song banter, which made for an intimate set.

‘Under The Gun’, the first single off of their upcoming album, was particularly well-received. It’s a fun track; head-bopping and slight ska undertones, with catchy lyrics, like: “I need you just to get out of bed / You need me like a hole in the head.”

They also played a new song for the eager crowd, telling the audience: “It’s brand, brand new – like, only been played twice before, so hopefully you like it.”

And we did.

Like A Motorcycle continues their Toronto tour with stops at the Horseshoe Tavern, Supermarket and the Bovine Sex Club. For more on Like A Motorcycle, visit: http://likeamotorcycle.bandcamp.com/

1 Comment on Like A Motorcycle at CMW

  1. sondra lewis // March 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm // Reply

    I am so proud of my daughter Jillian and her band mates. You deserve this.

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