Permanent Bastards Bio:
"Toronto-based punk band the Permanent Bastards were formed in May 2007 by guitarists Simon Paik and Sean Cepeda and bassist Duncan Spence. Their collective raison d'etre was to shake things up a bit on the local punk scene and open up the minds of audiences to a new way of looking at music within their chosen format and in general. "I want this band to be judged, I want feedback; Were putting ourselves out there for it. I want there to be the ideas of having an interaction. This band isn't meant to be a run of the mill group. We're trying to open people's eyes and minds to new ideas. Theres lots of things going on in this world that need to be reopened for everyone to see. I want people getting around sanity or at least talking about reality in this world. I'm talking about our economy, racism, consumerism, poverty, even music. We're not rock stars, we don't want the idea of one-way worshiping, sheep minded people. We are against ignorance. If we can't get that through our music, then we shouldn't be doing what were doing." says Simon. This is in keeping with their own approach to composition which adheres to punk but also comfortably embraces rock, blues and metal.
While their influences range from The Clash to Tom Waits they maintain a consistently rough-edged, revivalist punk approach particularly as it relates to power chords and distortion, they do not stick to a particular set of rules in formulating what they compose.
Examples of their sound are currently to be found on their debut EP "Gun Club" which has been played on Toronto's alternative rock radio station 102.1 The Edge as well as CHYZ 94.3 in Montreal. They have also been featured prominently on broadcasts of Punkradiocast.com.
Having performed more than 40 shows over their first year sharing stages with acts such as Fake Problems, Tim Barry, Ill Scarlet, Time Again, The Flatliners, Saint Alvia Cartel, Hostage Life, The Loved Ones, The Artist Life, and Billy the Kid they have imposed upon themselves a brisk work schedule. Yet in exposing their sound to numerous varieties of audiences over such a brief elapse of time they are developing a following in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
Having just performed at the North By Northeast music festival in Toronto they are set to record their first full-length studio album with producer Steve Rizun whose production resume includes The Flatliners and Creepshow amongst others." - Mega Toronto Music.