Steely metal guitar riffs with sweaty classic rock rhythms and a soaring powerhouse vocal, The Lad Classic’s Rectifier is a beast of an album. For newbies to the genre, this may convert you. The inclusion of several acoustic versions of selected hard hitting tracks is also a great gateway, and showcases the band’s individual strengths. Check them out at theladclassic.com!
An exciting first for the show, we have a new release from a great band we featured last year, it’s the return of Return for Refund, with Lift You Up. True to their hard rocking form, it’s cheeky, raw and as is often the case with second releases, it feels lived in and self-aware. But this record digs deeper into some heavy themes and Jesse’s theory about it being a concept album totally blows Dylan’s mind. Get in the loop, and get stoked for out 2nd anniversary showcase July 19th!
Dylan and Jess had a LOT to say about the fantastic bands we’ve had on AFL, so to celebrate a new year, we take a trip back through the most controversial, most memorable, and most hilarious clips and bloopers from 2015. If you’re new to our show, enjoy a taste of what we’ve done and stay tuned for what’s to come. Happy New Year!
Melancholy banjos, the tale of a drunken sailor and the epic inner struggle of man vs the animal inside, we tackled Alex Mason’s short but sweet EP Wistow Lows. Based in Toronto and recorded in London, Mason has packed up a dense 4 tracks, so get in the loop! Dying to catch up with your favourite bands from early episodes? We got you covered there too! AND don’t forget to check out our next episode for a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MWAHAHAHAH.
A satire of douche culture AND all the grimy dueling guitar riffs you can stand? It’s metal-rock face-melters Return for Refund and their self-titled debut EP. Jess warms up to some headbanger anthems and Dylan maintains that if you think they might be up your alley, you’re probably right. And if you’re in the Toronto area, you can SEE THESE DUDES CRUSH IT LIVE July 11 at Lee’s Palace. Come teach Jesse how to do the metal horns/ears/thing with her hands. Get in the loop!