Having spent the past 14 years infiltrating the Canadian live music scene, this self-described Cape Breton trio "fuses ska, reggae, hip hop, and classic house influences with their unique brand of funky rock and roll".
I have to say that I really didn't know "what" to expect based on all of that. Their genre description had me COMPLETELY lost.
Talk about being caught off guard . Within minutes, I got it--and I got it good.
I LOVED THIS BAND. At times, I'd have put them more of rock.-jazz band. But just when I'd placed them in a nice & neat musical genre-box, they blew me away with a string of killer reggae tunes. What really stood out was their presence on stage. They obviously dug their music so much, that at times I think they forgot a crowd was in front of them. That could be a huge detriment to some bands, but this band was so cool that it worked for them. It was like 'oh, you guys are still here? We're sorry, we were just digging this tune so much we drifted away for a bit'. I'd drift on that SLOWCOASTER anytime!
Their driving grooves, combined with casual (and yet completely witty) lyrics had me praying their set would never end. Their song “F*ck Last Night” is the kind of song you hear once, and immediately have to hear again.
A band this tight has to have a great story, and a few minutes spent with bassist Mike LeLievre, explained it all. 14 years together as a band, a 2012 string of gigs in China (of all places), Winner of the 2011 ECMA for Alternative Rock Album of the Year, Winner of the 2011 NSMW for Group Recording of the Year, and 5 Albums under their belts---yet their laid-back demeanor still says, 'Oh, we just came by to jam a bit and have a couple of beer'.
Totally out of my usually preferred genre, these guys had me lifting my glass and ready to buy a lifetime membership on the SLOWCOASTER. If this band is coming to a venue near you, stop whatever you're doing and go buy tickets to their show!
For more on SLOWCOASTER visit their website at slowcoaster.ca