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/