Published Mar 27, 2015With their third LP, West Coast warriors Shred Kelly offer up in-your-face folk music with vim and vigour in no short supply. In staying true to their band name, the group were quick to demonstrate their acoustic guitar and banjo shredding skills to us on a recent stop in Toronto.
The Fernie, BC crew popped by the Exclaim! office to showcase some of their latest freewheeling folk tunes, one of which was the energetic "Stereo," taken from their aforementioned recent studio record.
Led by a speedy banjo lick, vocalist Tim Newton and Sage McBride's pleasing vocal harmonies carry the track in the early goings before being backed by Ian Page-Shiner's bass drum and Ty West's acoustic powerchords. Upon reaching the apex of the song's verse, the chorus section explodes into an energetic folk rock stomp driven by guitar, banjo and tambourine. The infectious energy is more than enough to get the band dancing as best they can in the cozy confines of the office's front room.
Watch the group's performance in the player below.
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Riley Hunt
Audio by Kyle Laurin
Edited by Katherine Kwan
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