Canadian punk band Pkew Pkew Pkew have announced the dates for their upcoming tour of Europe.
See the tour dates below.
Last year, SideOneDummy Records released Pkew Pkew Pkew + ONE.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Canadian punk rockers Pkew Pkew Pkew have released a music video for their song “Hangin’ Out.”
You can check it out below.
“Hangin’ Out” comes from the bands’ previously self-titled, now titled +One, debut album that was released on SideOneDummy in July 2017.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:33 AM (PST) by jaystone
If you’ve read any of the online comment sections surrounding the release of Inviting Light, the latest full-length from The Flatliners, you’re no doubt aware that critics of the band feel they lost a couple miles (or is it kilometers?) per hour off their collective fastball. Let this be yet another lesson to you as to why it is never, ever a good idea to read the comments; let it be known that The Flats still slay.
As the northeastern US leg of their Inviting Light tour wound down, the band found themselves headlining a sold-out Sunday night show at the legendary Middle East nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The band kicked off their hour-plus set with “Mammals,” the slow burning lead track from Inviting Light, and seemed to have the capacity crowd hooked from the first notes. I’m not entirely certain if the band finds that reassuring, but I know that I do personally, given the amount of love I have for Inviting Light and the prevailing chatter about the band’s first non-Fat Wreck release in a decade. The quarters at upstairs at the Middle East are cramped and hot and sweaty when the venue is sold out, but the crowd was in high-energy motion by the time the crescendo built to the first chorus in “Mammals,” resulting in the first stage dive attempt of the night (albeit not an overly successful one).
The band tore through a seventeen-song main set that was pretty equally representative of their recent catalog, with four or five songs each from Inviting Light and it’s two immediate predecessors (2010’s Cavalcade and 2013’s Dead Language), though the two song encore consisting of “He Was A Jazzman” and “Shithawks” ultimately tipped the scales in Cavalcade‘s favor. Frontman Chris Cresswell’s voice sounds just as snarly and aggressive as ever when he wants it to, though he’s really pushed himself as a singer in more recent years. A lot of times in the live show of a rather dynamic band, you’ll find the bass player locked in to his spot at the drummer’s side allowing whoever is singing or playing guitar (or both) to roam and wander, both literally and musically. That’s not the case in The Flatliners, as the rhythm section of Paul Ramirez (drums) and Jon Darbey (bass) exhibit little in the way of interplay on stage yet remain more musically locked in the vast majority of their counterparts, making it look both infectiously fun and frustratingly easy in the process. Cresswell and lead guitarist Scott Brigham have grown immensely as guitar players over the years as their sonic palettes have expanded, and they too seem to bounce off each other in effortless, symbiotic ways. Much has been made of this being the year that not only do all the band’s members turn thirty (which boggles the mind) but the year that the band itself turns fifteen (which causes the mind to explode, Scanners-style), giving the band a well-earned reputation as valiant road warriors. If Sunday’s show — and specifically the crowd reaction — at the Middle East was any indication, they may actually just be hitting their stride now, which is a pretty inspiring thing.
Direct support on this entire tour was provided by Pkew Pkew Pkew and Red City Radio‘s Garrett Dale, the latter doing the solo troubadour thing. We’ve been big fans of the four handsome Torontonian Pkew fellas since their self-titled debut album was initially released a year ago on Royal Mountain Records a year ago, so news not only of their spot opening for the Flatliners but the more recent announcement of their having signed with SideOneDummy Records has made for pretty exciting times. The band’s live show is just as fun and high energy and handsome (did we mention handsome?) as their album is, and even though a lot of the songs might be straight-forward jams about hanging out and drinking beers, don’t let that fool you; these dudes can really, seriously play. There’s a camaraderie between not only the individual band’s members but really between all the members of this two-week East Coast jaunt, with the Flats, Pkew Pkew Pkew and Garrett Dale making frequent references to the good times they’ve been having on this trip. Dale is another classic example of not letting the occasionally straight-forward nature of the songwriting fool you; in the solo format, he’s got a gravelly voice that is full of the kind of heartbreaking soul guys like Chuck Ragan and Tom Waits have made their hallmarks, and it forces you to take notice whether he’s singing about lost love or seeing a dead body or, well, the devil’s weed.
Local support on this show came by way of Dan Webb and The Spiders. DWaTS are one of those local bands that I’m sure most scenes might have that really should be bigger than they are. The four-piece rock-and-roll band plays hard and fast, a not-quite-punk-rock but also not-quite-90’s-alternative vibe that cuts across genres and makes them a perfect fit on a fairly wide range of bills, especially on one as varied as this particular show. One of these days, DWaTS…one of these days…
Check out our full photo gallery below. While you’re at it, the Flatties recently announced a set of West Coast tour dates around the US and Canada. They will be accompanied by The Smith Street Band, up until It’s Not Dead Fest. They are also adding a few dates to the end of July, in Canada, supporting Sum 41. Check out all the dates here.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:46 PM (PST) by Daron
Pkew Pkew Pkew’s debut formerly self-titled album has been re-released as “+ One.” The album features one new track, “Cold Dead Hands,” hence the clever name change.
You can pick up the new album from SideOneDummy.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:52 PM (PST) by Daron
Say-10 Records has a massive show planned for their 10th anniversary at the Broadberry in Richmond, VA. $30 advance gets you 16 bands including Beach Slang, Ann Beretta, Pkew Pkew Pkew, City Mouse, Mad Conductor, and Positive No.
Doors are at noon and the show is all ages.
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:41 AM (PST) by rick delaney
The first release from the band on their new label will be a reissue of their 2016 self-titled album. The newer version will feature one additional track that didn’t make the Royal Mountain Records release. For those eager to get their hands on the album, they’ll have to stay patient and keep checking back here until the official date gets posted.
In the meantime, check out “Before We Go Out Drinking” below.
Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Toronto’s The Flatliners recently announced a set of East Coast tour dates around the US. They will be accompanied by fellow Toronto punks PKEW PKEW PKEW and Oklahoma City’s Garret Dale (Red City Radio). The tour will begin in Buffalo NY on July 7th and will come to its end in Philadelphia, PA on July 17th.
You can view a full list of dates and locations below.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:51 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Washington DC’s, Breakin’ Even Fest 2 recently announced their full lineup for May 5 & 6th @ Songbyrd DC, and this year it’ all ages!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:58 PM (PST) by jaystone
Okay, so we’re at the point where it’s redundant to mention pop-punk ain’t isn’t exactly what it used to be. Blink-182, Green Day, something something , yadda yadda yadda, get off my lawn.
Aaaaanyway, in a world that seems increasingly devoid of anything worth listening to, particularly if you’re a fan of a certain age, along come Pkew Pkew Pkew to restore at least a tidbit of faith in the musical stylings of the current class of up-and-comers.
The Ontario-based quartet are, by no stretch of the imagination, reinventing the proverbial wheel. But you know what? When you’re buying wheels for your car, you don’t necessarily need one that’s been reinvented. You need one that’s solid and sturdy and will get you where you need to go and is going to perform well and will hopefully make your car fun and enjoyable to drive in the process. (Editor’s question: did I take that analogy too far? I did, didn’t I?)
Pkew Pkew Pkew’s self-titled debut LP is due out June 10th on Royal Mountain Records, and let me tell you kids, it’s a ripper. The eleven-song album starts out fast with “Blood Clot,” an 87-second face-punch of a song about, well, about blood clots. Which, as it turns out, aren’t that big a deal if they take place in your muscles, but if you get one in a vein you’re pretty much hosed. At least, that’s the gist of it. I’m assuming the foursome know that information because of Canada’s universal healthcare system, but I digress.
Moving right along, “Blood Clot” is followed in consecutive order by the awesomely-titled “Asshole Pandemic” and “Prequel to Asshole Pandemic,” both of which tell of the trials and tribulations of apartment living; the former finds our protagonists upset at the voracity with which a neighbor conducts his sexual affairs (“I can hear you two floors down…all your fucking up there is pissing us off”) while the latter conveys the lack of fucks given by those same protagonists when starting their loud rock band in said apartment building (“if the other tenants care then fuck ’em…we got a rock band here!”). “Mid 20’s Skateboarder” tells a tale of…you guessed it…a mid-20’s skateboarder trying to relive the glory days without causing severe catastrophic injuries.
From there, the lyrical content of most of the remaining songs is pretty well-represented by their titles: “Hangin’ Out” is about drinking beer with your friends; “Let’s Order A Pizz” is not about much more than ordering a pizza; “Before We Got Out Drinking” is an ode to getting drunk before going out drinking, hella important when you’re a broke punk band. Things do get a little deeper and more introspective on songs like “Kathie Lee and Hoda” and “Glory Days,” the latter of which perfectly sums up the douchebaggery present among every town’s high school heroes who seem content to never leave home.
There’s a brutal simplicity to the lyrics on the bulk of the tracks that, to make a very local reference, reminds me of a pop-punk Darkbuster; content to sing about having a good time and not taking itself too seriously in the process. One of the more interesting features present on Pkew Pkew Pkew is the gang vocals; 95% of the album — not probably statistically accurate but it seems that way — features all four band members singing in unison for the duration, nary a pretentious frontman in sight, that only serve to enhance the enjoyability and infectious humor on every song. The rhythms are toe-tappingly tight from the first listen, and serve as the proverbial backbones for one instantly hummable melody after another. All of the good times above equate to an incredibly fun party of an album that warrants many a repeat listen in rapid succession because it’s just that goddamn catchy.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Ontario pop-punk outfit Pkew Pkew Pkew are currently streaming their upcoming self-titled album in its entirety, and you can give it a listen here.
The self-titled album is set to be released on June 10th via Royal Mountain Records. The release coincides with the band’s upcoming summer tours, including shows with PUP, Direct Hit!, and Problem Daughter. Get a look at those dates/locations here.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 5:46 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Ontario pop-punk outfit Pkew Pkew Pkew have a new two-part music video out below for their songs “Mid-20s Skateboarder” and “Bloodclot.” Check it out below.
Both tracks are from the band’s new self-titled album, which is due out next week (June 10th) through Royal Mountain Records. Get a look at the cover art to the left and tracklisting for the album below the video.
Ontario pop-punk band Pkew Pkew Pkew have announced tour dates over the next few months, which include headlining dates, as well as some shows with PUP and with the previously announced Direct Hit! and Problem Daughter tour.
Check out all of the dates and locations below.
Pkew Pkew Pkew is getting ready to release a self titled LP on June 10th through Royal Mountain Records.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 7:50 PM (PST) by jaystone
Double whammy of a Direct Hit! story for your Wednesday afternoon!
First and foremost, the Milwaukee punks debuted yet another video from their upcoming Fat Wreck Chords debut, “Wasted Mind.” The acid-trip of a video is for the track “Artificial Confidence,” and you can check it out here.
Second and secondmost (is that a word?), the band announced a run of East Coast tour dates that’ll keep them busy through the middle of this coming July. Direct Hit! will be taking pop-punkers Pkew Pkew Pkew and Dying Scene Records‘ own Problem Daughter along for the ride. Check out dates below.
As you’re probably aware by now, “Wasted Mind” is due out July 24th.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 5:52 PM (PST) by milhouse
New pop-punk band Pkew Pkew Pkew has just premiered a new music video for their song “Prequel to Asshole Pandemic”, which will appear on the band’s upcoming self-titled album due out later this year.
Have a look at the music video below.
“Pkew Pkew Pkew” is set to be released on June 10th through Royal Mountain Records and serves as follow up to the band’s two-track EP, “Asshole Pandemic”, which was released in October, 2014.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:30 AM (PST) by Malamute
The record will be a follow up to a two-track EP called “Asshole Pandemic” released October 2014.
Hailing from Lincoln, UK Nieviem is a newer skate punk band that has been tearing it up for a little over a year. Steadily releasing new songs, live recordings, and EPs, the band continues the trend with their second EP The Hope Is There. The EP is fast and heavy, borrowing from hardcore but still strongly entrenched in 90's skate punk. If that sounds up your alley, then give it a listen here.