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the LETDOWNS.CA  

Our latest single - featured on the LOCKDOWN RECORDS CANADA - PUNK ROCK COMPILATION - VOLUME 1

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WHO ARE the LETDOWNS.CA ?

  • the LETDOWNS.CA have honed their oldschool punkrock chops in the basements and dive bars  of  the HAMMER.(Hamilton for the uninitiated!) 
  • Playing music that harkens back to the 'Spirit of 77'- the first wave of punk rock. Expect rock and roll, ska, loud, melodic, angry, thoughtful. the LETDOWNS.CA may be the contemporary embodiment of all things 'punkrockian'!


  • Flickblade fast and just and lethal, the LETDOWNS.CA craft stories about hookers, teen brides, fall-downs and screw ups… these musical gems shimmer like diamonds in among the slag heaps.


  • the LETDOWNS.CA are a collection of pure HAMILTONIA. They were forged in steel company blast furnaces and  battle tested in the HAMMER'S gritty core. They are-above all- unrepentantly proud of their underdog status.
  •  the LETDOWNS.CA have been able to convey the STEELTOWN ethos in rapid-fire bursts of staccato guitar, sing-along noise.

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WHAT LETDOWNS.CA are about

The songs are guttural and thoughtful. The music is sonic and soothing   (naaah, I lie-- NOT soothing!)


Latest single, "BLACK EYES" touches on themes that are all too real in the Hammer and beyond.


That being said, every song tells a story- from the hooker on Barton to riding the # 5 Bus. 


Growing up, screwing up, staying true- that is kinda where the LETDOWNS.CA  are at.   


 

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INFLUENCES AND IDOLS-

Let's see...hmmm...first wave... 

Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, Professionals,              CLASH  (duh, are you surprised?!)  

              Angelic UPstarts,                                                        the amazing STIFF LITTLE FINGERS,               Slander, Diodes, Teenage Head, The Specials,     the ALARM.  

 NEWwave--Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, PAYOLA$, Forgotten Rebels , Blue Peter,  the VILLIANS,

SECONDWAVE -Rancid, Green Day, Jawbreaker, PegBoy, Social Distortion, Sick Boys, Kermit's Finger, BLEEK!  MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES.  

 

You  gettin' a flavour of what we're about?                                                                           STRONG songs, powerful lyrics and                               an earnestness that is palpable!  

 (how is that for a quotable tag line?!) 



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