Monday, April 16, 2018

Watch the new Bad Waitress video for "Acid Brain"

The new Bad Waitress EP Party Bangers is out Friday. They're opening for Nightseeker at the Horseshoe Saturday. 

Toronto – Bad Waitress are set release their rip-snortin' new Party Bangers: Volume 1 EP on Royal Mountain Records this Friday (April 20).  The Toronto-based punk crew have a number of tour dates in support of the EP including a show at The Horseshoe on Saturday (April 21) opening for label-mates Nightseeker (fronted by Deaner of FUBAR infamy) who are also launching their new opus the same night, 3069: a Space-Rock Sex Odyssey.

Bad Waitress is a fierce and playful punk rock slap to the face comprised of four young women on a mission. Vocalist/guitarist Kali-Ann Butala moved to Toronto from the Northwest Territories five years ago, with the specific intent to play kick-ass music with other women. The band’s debut release,  2017's Doll Creatures of the Valley EP – mixed and mastered by Kali-Ann – plays along this theme in a cheeky and subversive way, with the biting “We’re Girls,” (“We’re girls/We’re here/We’re ready to fight”) to the witchy chanting of “Devil’s Vagina,” and the EP’s title track which begins with eerie, doll-like voices before the heavy guitar takes over.

But it would be wrong to pigeonhole the artists-formerly-known-as-Nude-Dogs as just girl punk. Their influences may include such punk stalwarts as Fugazi and Gang of Four, with comparisons to acts like 7 Year Bitch and Babes in Toyland, but there’s a little something extra mixed in there, too. Butala’s Howlin’ Wolf tattoo is what she and guitarist Katelyn Molgard initially bonded over. The whole band – rounded out by drummer Eva Moon and bassist Jessica Maxwell – describe themselves as inseparable, and the enjoyment they have from making music together is certainly palpable.

Check out the clip for "Acid Brain" followed by a list of upcoming Bad Waitress dates.

Bad Waitress on tour
April 21st @ The Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto ON - with Nightseeker
May 18th @ St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit MI - with Rise Against
June 8th @ the Sanctuary - Ridgeway ON - with Hollerado

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