Fast Romantics, KNIFEY are Ones to Watch on The Verge This Week

Fast Romantics

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This week, The Verge wants to get your ears on these great new tracks:


Toronto based indie rockers Fast Romantics return with a fun summer jam as they get ready to release their new album. “Do No Wrong,” with its shining sounds and joyful choruses, was actually a song inspired from a darker time for lead singer Matthew Angus. He says that while battling some personal issues and the winter blues, this song found the light of day and broke him out of his funk. The band is also very proud to be self-releasing their upcoming album on their record label Postwar Records. Canadian summer tour starts June 6th.


Ottawa band New Swears have their new album Night Mirror set for a June 13th release date, which is not a Friday. “Concrete Cowboy” enters its second week on the watch list. The band has a couple of upcoming shows in Ottawa and Toronto in June and want you to know that even though they might have a reputation of being reckless, this is not who they are. Please read their Facebook post where they address their efforts to create a more inclusive and safe environment with their music and live shows.


Do you need to get a dog before someone will talk to you in this city? Toronto band KNIFEY ponder this question while ripping through their song “Shallow.” For their upcoming release Sleepwalker, the band worked with Hollerado’s Nixon Boyd to help produce the 11 song album. The album takes a look at the highs and lows of living in the city while trying to pursue and maintain well- balanced lives.


Vancouver’s The Jins describe their sound as “Fun-Rock” and see themselves as three misfits who fit together making the music they love. For their Death Wish EP, the band worked with David Genn from the band 54-40 and Grammy winning engineer Ted Jensen, who has worked on projects for Green Day. “She Said” enters its second week on the watch list.


If you haven’t had a chance to see a Skye Wallace show have no fear – we’ve got you covered. She dropped by our studios recently to record a Live At The Verge session where she played songs from her upcoming album. We’ll keep you posted on broadcast dates but in the meantime, keep the requests coming in for “There Is A Wall.”

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