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The Snips break up

Ontario punks The Snips have decided to call it quits. The band posted this message via Facebook:

The Snips are done, broken up. THANK YOU so much for all of your love and support over the years, it didn’t go unnoticed. All our upcoming shows have been cancelled. Thanks, bottoms up, pizza, love… Ricky, Tone, Fuller, Bart, Rat

The Snips released The Highs of Low last year on the band’s own Rival Party Records.



Get Party Records posts PWYC comp to help with Vet bill

Get Party Records have announced a benefit comp of sorts, to help Reid Skerritt afford an enormous vet bill for his dog Harry, who was mauled by another dog and sustained life threatening injuries. The label said this:
To make a long story short Get Party Records records was going to release this compilation on tuesday for free but a pretty major accident has taken place in my friends life. My friend Reid Skerritt’s dog Harry was mauled by a another dog and left with some very life threatening injury. They have racked up a huge vet bill in 24 hrs so we are posting the comp today as P.W.Y.C. “Pay What You Can”. You can choose to donate what ever amount and we will be giving him the money. Please take the time to repost this for him and I and his poor dog.

for more info about the incident read here or donate here 

Check out the compilation here.



Burly Calling lineup include The Lucky Ones, The Snips, and more

Canadian festival Burly Calling have announced this year’s lineups. It will include The Lucky Ones, The Snips, Silverstein, and more. You can check out the full list of bands here.

The festival will be taking place in Burlington, Ontario December 7th, 8th, and 9th.



Music Video: The Snips – “Microscope”

Ontario punks The Snips have released a brand new music video for their song “Microscope”. The song comes from the band’s newest album, The Highs of Low. Check it out here.

The Snips released The Highs of Low earlier this year on the band’s own Rival Party Records.



Free Full Album Download: The Snips – “Highs Of Low”

Ontario punks The Snips released their brand new album “Highs Of Low” yesterday via the band’s own Rival Party Records. Today, they’re offering up free downloads of the new album. Click here to get your own copy (we recommend it).

The Snips’ last release was their 2009 “Blackout” EP, released via Union 2112 Records.



The Snips stream new album “Highs And Lows”

Ontario punk rockers, The Snips are streaming their upcoming album “Highs of Low” right here.

The album is being officially released on August 14, 2012 through the band’s own Rival Party Records.

The Snips released the “Blackouts” EP in 2009 through Union 2112 Records.



Tour: Divided Heaven announces world tour w/ The Snips & more

East coast native and Los Angeles transplant, Divided Heaven, has announced he will be hitting the road for a world tour in a few weeks w/ The Snips and a ton of other bands that vary with each show.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations he will be playing here.

Divided Heaven last released “A Rival City” on Paper + Plastick.



Music Video Premiere: The Snips – “Meeting Place”

Ontario punk rockers The Snips are gearing up for the release of their new record “Highs of Low”. To celebrate the release, the band has employed a host of different “fan directors” to make a music video for each track on the album, and will be releasing a new video each day in the beginning of August. We here at DyingScene are proud to bring you the very first video in the “Highs of Low Fan Video” series, “Meeting Place”, directed by Ben Burns & Christian Wiebe.

You can watch the video for “Meeting Place” right here.

“Highs of Low” comes out on August 14, 2012 through the band’s own Rival Party Record label.



Free Download: The Snips – “Highs of Low Sampler”

Ontario punk rockers, The Snips are gearing up for the release of their new record “Highs of Low” on August 14, 2012 through the band’s own Rival Party Records.  In preparation for the release they’re offering a free album teaser, featuring three songs from “Highs of Low”.

You can click here for a download of the songs “Digital Letter“, “Blood Maps“, and “Dirty Water“.

The Snips released the “Blackouts” EP in 2009 through Union 2112 Records.



The Snips announce details of new album “Highs and Lows”

Ontario punk rockers, The Snips will be releasing their latest new record “Highs of Low” on August 14, 2012 through the band’s own, Rival Party Records.  The band has also stated that they plan on releasing it for free.

Here’s a press release describing the band’s new direction in sound:

“Three years removed from the release of 2009’s “Blackouts” EP, the band has sonically managed to completely shake things up. In the esoteric fashion that is inherently present within The Snips camp, the band has stepped away from the footprints of their contemporaries and relocated themselves in a much dirtier and unpolished place. With the guidance of Dan Weston (City and Colour, Attack In Black, Living With Lions) the band yet again has come up with a fresh treat in a stale cupboard. Ricky Pridmore (vocals), Brent Fulop (drums), Barty Breton (bass) and marble rye axe-men Tone Ventresca and Chris Accursi are more than pumped to ditch the conventional record release plan and do things on their own terms.”



The Snips announce Canadian tour dates with Permanent Bastards and Inside Riot

Ontario punk rockers, The Snips, will be doing a short Canadian tour this month with Permanent Bastards and Inside Riot.

Check out the dates and locations here.

The Snips released their debut “Blackouts” EP in 2009 through Union 2112 Records.



Music Video: The Snips – “Black Leather Vest” off debut EP “Blackouts”

Ontario punk rockers, The Snips, have posted the music video for their song “Black Leather Vest.”

You can check it out right here.

The song appears on their debut “Blackouts” EP which was released in 2009 through Union 2112 Records. Read our review of the EP here.



Music Video: The Snips – “Tired Tires”

Canadian punk rockers The Snips have posted the music video for the song “Tired Tires.” Click here to watch.

The song can be found on the “Blackouts” EP, which was released October 31st of last year. Read our review of the EP here.



DS Exclusive Interview: The Snips talk new album, new label and The Fest

After 10 years of bandhood The Snips were allotted a place at The Venue’s side stage at this years Fest 9. This was a big step in the right direction for the fivesome. With the release of their Blackouts EP, signing to Paper and Plastick, and a full length in the works, The Snips are beginning to see things get extremely busy for them. While I was at The Fest, I took some time to sit  down with singer Rickey Pridmore and drummer Fuller to get some info on where they’re going, how their full length is coming along, and a few of their favorite things about The Fest.

Check out the interview here.



Album Review: The Snips – “Blackouts”

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At this years Fest, The Snips put on a passionate, energetic, and enjoyable show. It was their first Fest and you could really feel their excitement as they did a fantastic job making the small side stage at The Venue feel like the main stage. This can be attributed to two things:  1. Great stage presence, and 2) Great songs to play.

While they’ve been a band for over 10 years, singer Rickey Pridmore admits the sound on their recently released “Blackouts” EP is The Snips real sound. This is wonderful news! The Blackouts EP breaks all barriers of what punk has been considered as of late. Where you’ll usually hear palm muted power chords, The Snips replace them with thick bass lines and minimalist guitar licks. Instead of heavy distortion to create texture, The Snips rely on full band instrumentation to build sound.

Starting out with anthem-like Tired Tires, The Blackout E.P instantly entices listeners with a comfortable guitar build up. The Snips understand that to be accepted as different, you’ve got to feel normal. They make use of old school styles showing listeners that at their roots, they are punk, yet they’ve decided to also incorporate a rock and roll esque attitude. Tired Tires has the fist pump power of rock, while also having the pissin’ heaviness of punk. It’s a two and three quarter minute musical spectacle that commands attention and interest.

Black Leather Vest and Finke Is Einhorn are both prime examples of using texture to create tone. During the verses of Finkle you can hear the subtle, single coiled Stratocaster in the background jumping on top of the bass drum. Expanding both the sound and feel of the song, the jagged tones from the Strat nicely push the song to a more heavy rock sound, whereas Black Leather Vest employs doubled guitars and heavy drum use for the rock and roll thrust.

White Ghost and Days Deflate have a more relaxed and emotional tone, which oddly enough over powers the other songs on Blackouts. Days Deflate uses the tense verse/blow up chorus style to accurately convey the heartfelt lyrics Pridmore penned. White Ghost on the other hand is more straight forward; a fast, forward moving tune which never looks back…

The Blackouts EP deserves all the praise in the world. There’s a unique sound on it which opens up a new viewpoint on punk rock. While The Snips are still up and coming, Blackouts shows a band with potential and everything going for them.