CiTR Radio + Discorder Magazine are excited to present DRI HIEV, Swim Team, Advertisement and Hurry Up on Saturday, June 25th at Ship & Anchor in Calgary, AB as part of the Sled Island Music Festival.
Sled Island returns for its 10th year this June 22nd – 26th! A festival pass gives you access to 250+ bands, film, comedy and art in 35+ venues located around the city.
“In Calgary, there’s no messing around. The streets are wide, beer always comes in a pint (none of this sleeve nonsense), and what is touted as Canada’s best barbecue, Palomino, is also a two room venue that hosts some of this town’s finest talent on the daily. It’s a work hard-play hard kind of town, and the infrastructure reflects that. Thankfully, that means the city is more than happy to dump a ton of money into leisure activities, and with no mountains in their backyard to climb, this has meant arts and culture initiatives like Sled Island are actually encouraged. It also means the locals who partake in events like Sled Island have been working their asses off and are ready to party, and you’re bound to get swept up in the excitement if you’re from out of town” (Words by Robert Catherall for Discorder Magazine).
DRI HIEV: “Contravitural, the Calgary four piece’s sophomore EP, is the dissonant result of punk, industrial, electronic and scrap metal being thrown in a blender. And it’s kinda good” (Words by Bridget Gallagher for Discorder Magazine).
Swim Team: “The self-recorded Freedom/Constraint by Vancouver musicians Swim Team treads the line between grungy dissonance — on the one hand — and a soft, quiet dream on the other” (Words by Sarah Charrouf for Discorder Magazine).
Hurry Up: “Originally setting out to be a hardcore band, the tried and true trio make fuzzy, lo-fi punk of a more nuanced nature. The aggression is there, though, and tracks like “And Then” pit sneering vocals against gritty, stop-start riffs” (Words by Sled Island).