Wolfnote Dancing To A Rhythm...

Edmonton, AB's the Wolfnote strikes a blow for Canadian dance floor conflagrations the world over with their five-track Dancing To A Rhythm... EP. Plying an unorthodox combination of noise-drenched indie rock with jagged, spastic hardcore, the Wolfnote's sound has a palpable bounce and not so subtle swagger to it that makes it instantly engaging, and even at their most abrasive the Wolfnote never slips into metallic chug, allowing the songs to scrape and scratch without overwhelming the music. The very sporadic female vocals work well in contrast to the predominantly sung/screamed male refrains, and an ambiguous mandate can be detected throughout this strong EP. Self-produced/recorded and proudly DIY, Dancing comes complete with handcrafted packaging, excellent song titles ("The Kissing Bandit Meets The Lipstick Thief") and doesn't suffer sonically from its humble origins, being perpetually ready to coil and strike musically. Edmonton? Who knew? (Independent)