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Pouzza Fest 7: Real McKenzies and Worst Days Down

Paul McKenzie and Ben Sir

Pouzza Fest
By on April 26, 2017 at Email

 

 

For the seventh year in a row, downtown Montreal is preparing to be overtaken by punks from all over the world as Pouzza Fest rolls into town. With over 150 bands from Lagwagon and The Flatliners  to The Bombpops, Iron Chic, and The Homeless Gospel Choir alongside Rvivr and Red City Radio – there’s a little bit of something for everyone there.

Leading up to the festivities on May 19th, we will be releasing a series of interviews with bands playing the festival. Each band will be tackling ten questions about the festival, giving advice to new attendees, retelling their favourite stories and generally just getting excited for the three day extravaganza!!

We kick off the series featuring interviews with Paul McKenzie of The Real McKenzies and Ben Sir of Worst Days Down.

Without further ado, we bass the baton over to Paul McKenzie to lead the way.

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Interview: Worst Days Down

Worst Days DownWorst Days Down are no stranger to the road.  The band, which features current and former members of The Old Sins, Audio Rocketry, Fire Next Time and many more, has cut their chops touring across the cold winter backdrop of Western Canada.

Now, just as their sophomore album, Elsewhere, became available – the band took their live show further abroad and joined label mates and fellow Edmontonians Owl By Nature for a European tour to support the album.

We caught up with founding member Ben Sir to ask about the tour, the ever growing Edmonton punk scene and, of course, his obsession with manatees.

Read the interview here.

Worst Days Down

Worst Days Down

Ben Sir

Gunner Records
By on April 7, 2017 at Email

 

 

Worst Days Down are no stranger to the road.  The band, which features current and former members of The Old Sins, Audio Rocketry, Fire Next Time and many more, has cut their chops touring across the cold winter backdrop of Western Canada.

Now, just as their sophomore album, Elsewhere, became available – the band took their live show further abroad and joined label mates and fellow Edmontonians Owl By Nature for a European tour to support the album.

We caught up with founding member Ben Sir to ask about the tour, the ever growing Edmonton punk scene and, of course, his obsession with manatees.  Read More…

Exclusive Album Stream: Worst Days Down – Elsewhere

Worst Days DownThis Friday – March 3rd, Edmonton, Alberta’s Worst Days Down will release their sophomore album, Elsewhere, through Manatees and Jack-O-Lanterns in North American and Gunner Records in The UK and Europe.

The ten track album is the first record with a full band as Worst Days Down began as a solo project for Ben Sir but has since grown to include members of other venerable Edmonton punk bands like Fire Next Time and Audio/Rocketry

Having been big fans of the band for years, we’re extremely pleased to present an exclusive full album stream of the album below before its release on Friday.

 

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Worst Days Down To Release Debut Album ‘Elsewhere’

Worst Days Down ElsewhereWorst Days Down is punk rock band based in Canada that started life in 2011 as the solo acoustic project of vocalist and guitarist Ben Sir, now, with the forthcoming release of their debut album Elsewhere, and the backing of Gunner Records, the band stands poised to further their reach and impact, their goal has always remained constant, to get out into the world, and see how it shapes their experiences and music. Elsewhere is due to be released on March 3rd, 2017 and Worst Days Down will be touring extensively in support of the album

Elsewhere can be pre-ordered via Worst Days Down Bandcamp here

Worst Days Down website can be found here

Worst Days Down Premiere New Song, Heavens No

Worst Days Down - Hell NoEdmonton’s Worst Days Down has released the first single from their upcoming release. The premiere of “Heavens No” comes along with the early announcement of their new album, which is currently slated for a fall release. While prepping the album, the band will play a show in Calgary on July 20 with more tour days in the works.. 

The band began as a solo effort from Ben Sir (ETown Beatdown) and has grown to include members of Audio/Rocketry and Fire Next Time. The new track has a decidedly more punk rock flavour than their previous acoustic based work. You can check out the evolution of their sound through the stream below and grab the download from Bandcamp.  Read More…

Anti-Flag Play Acoustic Benefit Show

Anti-Flag PosterAmerican political punk group, Anti-Flag have announced a special acoustic benefit show.

While on tour through Canada, the band’s schedule was disrupted as wildfires ravaged the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray causing the evacuation of 80000 people. The band had to cancel their show in the city, but acknowledged the natural disaster by not only providing free admission to displaced residents at their Edmonton show, but also announcing an acoustic show on May 5 with 100% of the proceeds going to support those who have been affected by the fires.

Tour openers Lee Corey Oswald are also on the bill, as well as local artists Ben Sir (Worst Days Down) and James Renton (Fire Next Time).