Young Rival Launch Videogame, Tour Canada

Young Rival Launch Videogame, Tour Canada
Fishing may not go with rock'n'roll like sex and drugs but Hamilton, ON's Young Rival are doing their best to rewrite the timeless phrase as "sex, drugs, fishing and rock'n'roll." (Nah, it won't work.) The Steeltown throwback rockers have unveiled a new videogame where you go fishing with a guitar.

The lo-fi, flash-based game allows you to choose between the four members — Aron, John, Kyle and Noah — and then go surfing on a lilypad as you somehow grab the fish by shooting them with your guitar. Of course, there are some obstacles — the fish come speeding at you — and in the mix are a bunch of boots, which if you shoot subtract from your score. Click here to give it a try.

Basically, it's a great time waster, something I can imagine the quartet might do while they cross this vast country of ours promoting their new self-titled EP. You can read all about it on the blog they're writing exclusively for Exclaim! by clicking here.

Young Rival tour dates:

10/4 Canmore, AB - Canmore Hotel
10/5 Banff, AB - Rose And Crown
10/7 Golden, BC - Lyric's
10/9 Kelowna, BC - Doc Willoughby's
10/10 Victoria, BC - Logan's w/ The Laundonauts
10/11 Vancouver, BC - Pat's Pub
10/15 Edmonton, AB - Black Dog
10/16 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
10/17 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's w/ the Sheepdogs
10/19 Winnipeg, MB - Lo Pub
10/20 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo
10/23 Ottawa, ON - Zaphod's *
10/25 Halifax, NS - Coconut Grove (formerly Stage Nine) *
10/26 Fredricton, NB - The Capital *
10/28 Moncton, NB - The Paramount *
10/29 Sackville, NS - TBA *
10/30 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
10/31 Montreal, QC - The Friendship Cove *
11/1 Kingston, ON - Grad Club *
11/6 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz
11/8 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace - As Part of the Bicycles "Last Shmaltz" CD Release Party

* with the Bicycles