Band Profile

Junior Battles

Junior Battles
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario Current Label: Black Pint Records Websites: MySpace Profile
Band Members: JOEL DICKAU: drums, vocals
SAM SUTHERLAND: vocals, guitar
JUSTIN TAYLOR: bass, vocals
AARON ZORGEL: vocals, guitar

Junior Battles Bio:

Junior Battles is about connecting with the tiny, enthusiastic, sober 16 year-old buried deep inside each and every one of us. And then pouring 40s of Black Ice all over them, raging to old Punkorama comps all night, and passing out at dawn.

Since releasing Hotel Bibles on Toronto punk imprint Black Pint Records in April, Junior Battles has turned into an unintentional road beast. Initially conceived as a lazy, friendly way to hang out and play throwback pop-punk, Junior Battles got a lot more real in the summer of 2009, clocking a girlfriend-troubling number of hours between Ontario, Quebec, and the East Coast of the U.S., all while learning to sleep in new, exciting positions on strange, foreign floors. Touring alongside bands like Bridge and Tunnel, O Pioneers!!!, and North Lincoln, they also snagged spots at S.C.E.N.E. Fest, NXNE and legendary punk mecca, The Fest 8.

The new focus on live sonic bludgeoning has refined Junior Battles’ songwriting approach, tightening their two-pronged vocal attack and locking down their drum and bass heroics. With eyes on all the records they fell in love with in high school, they’re trying to define the band they want to be: an honest one that those enthusiastic 16 year-old versions of themselves would flip their shit over.


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  8. Amymoreno5/12/2015 11:27 PM | Permalink

    This is really awesome

  9. Robzikshi5/21/2015 5:31 AM | Permalink

    Nice one

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    shawncox103/23/2016 2:43 AM | Permalink

    I want to this song.

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  12. glencook105/30/2016 4:22 AM | Permalink

    very nice.

  13. johanmclaride107/21/2016 6:52 AM | Permalink

    i love this song…

  14. ballidhoot7/25/2016 1:48 AM | Permalink

    I love this.

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