Published May 09, 2011For their Canadian Music Week performance two months ago, Toronto, ON three-piece Rituals were met with a lukewarm reaction due to an early timeslot. As we explained in our review, "Don't be surprised if by next year, you find Rituals higher up in the pecking order. They'll have earned it." Now, the group have proven themselves with two cuts from an upcoming LP.
Details on the album remain scarse, but tracks "Dark Times" and "Our Blood" point to a potentially excellent debut as the group pound through muscular yet melodic post-punk. Despite their smaller band size, the trio make an enormous racket that's captured well on their recordings.
Listen to "Dark Times" and "Our Blood" below. Rituals will also be touring through Eastern Canada later this month. The dates can be viewed here.