Interviews: WLMRT are critical, possibly


This is an enormous week for Toronto noise-punks . Friday, November 16 will see the discharge of the band’s third EP, titled Lube 2, on Pleasence Records. They’ll have fun the identical day with a efficiency as a part of Long Winter, the cold-weather music and humanities competition. The band performs the Tranzac Club on Friday night as a part of the kickoff for the occasion’s seventh 12 months. Last weekend I spoke to vocalist Shelby Wilson and bassist Kat McGouran in regards to the launch, the band’s current gig taking part in earlier than an SLC Punk screening (of all issues), and their escape plan when the Waltons come calling. You can pay attention beneath.

“The anarcho punks who got here to see the film hated us, and I used to be actually pleased about that.”

Putting apart the curiosity that in-uniform punkers would really attend a screening of the Matthew Lillard car, I am keen to wager that the majority bands suppose twice about taking part in earlier than the 1998 movie. The ensuing snakes’ nest of authenticity points could be an excessive amount of in your conventionally image-conscious punkers to care to grapple with. WLMRT, although, exists on a stage the place the standard guidelines do not apply. The group’s turn into notorious within the Ontario underground for his or her unpredictable, peak-volume stay exhibits and shouter Shelby Wilson’s biting, stream-of-consciousness lyrical rants. From thier very identify down, WLMRT defies expectations and injects slightly little bit of welcome chaos right into a style that is notoriously set in its methods.

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Lube 2 is a five-song set that follows a pair of self-released EPs, 2016’s Fuck Me I’m Joking and final 12 months’s Plan B. Since that launch the band additionally took half in a four-way cut up 7″ with Ottawa noise duo , the Montreal garage-punk group Nüshu, and the goth-styled Halifax-based Nightbummerz. A brand new WLMRT track titled “Deathsticks Ruined My Life” additionally appeared on the current Killed By Meth #3 compilation from It’s Trash Records.


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