Best Fiends Keep Station, St. John's NL, April 26

Best Fiends Keep Station, St. John's NL, April 26
Photo: Vish Khanna
8
The pop music that Halifax is best known for has been getting darker and stranger and heavier for some time now. At a pop-up show in the HQ of online radio hub Keep Station, Best Fiends (Halifax-via-Sackville) rumbled through an an infectious set of heavy garage pop. A woman sang back-up and played tambourine while dancing. Another played cool bass lines with a shy smile on. The drummer, Evan Matthews of the Mouthbreathers, was spot on, pushing and pushing this band forth with smart, thunderous deluge. And the singer had long hair that covered his eyes and his wailing voice was baked in reverb. He's also a killer guitarist. Best Fiends pack a mighty pop and they should be seen and heard again and again.