the LETDOWNS.CA have honed their punk rock’n roll chops in the basements and dive bars in their hometown of the HAMMER. (Hamilton for the uninitiated!) Flickblade fast and just and lethal, their sonic chaos is parsed into life vignettes, clocking in at around three minutes a pop.
Hookers, teen brides, fall-downs and screw ups… they all receive star billing in the Canuck rock narrative, and all these delightful songs are all culled from the armpit of Canada’s zany cast of characters. Deeply personal yet universally recognized, these musical gems shimmer like diamonds in among the slag heaps.
the LETDOWNS.CA are a collection of pure HAMILTONIA. Forged in steel company blast furnaces, battle tested in downtown’s gritty core and unrepentantly proud of their underdog status, the LETDOWNS.CA convey the STEELTOWN ethos in rapid-ﬁre bursts of staccato-guitar-sing-along noise.
The songs are guttural and thoughtful. The music is sonic and soothing (naaah, I lie-- NOT soothing!)
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.
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, Peg Boy, Social Distortion, Sick Boys, Kermit's Finger, BLEEK! MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES. There are a million more - for sure- but you kinda get a flavour of what we are about- STRONG songs, powerful lyrics and an earnestness that is palpable! (how is that for a quotable tag line?!)
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Just like the famous "FRANKIES DONUTS", in Niagara Falls, New York, WE ARE OPEN 25/8...!