Jon McKiel "I Know" on Exclaim! TV
Published Jan 26, 2015A native of Nova Scotia, Jon McKiel describes his musical offerings as songs that ride "that elusive line between feathery folk and a total sludgefest." No one else has come up with a more apt description as of late, and a recent trip to Toronto was perfect for the man to demonstrate what exactly that description means.
We invited McKiel to the Exclaim! office, where he and his group delivered a performance of "I Know," taken from his 2014 self-titled EP.
Lining up alongside guitarist Evan Matthews (Yellowteeth, Mouthbreathers), drummer Colleen Collins and bassist David Trenaman (Construction & Destruction), McKiel locks into a steady guitar riff, accented by Matthews' tremolo-laced six-stringing. A stop-start chorus break soon leads the group back into the hypnotic main riff, before things open up into a rocking solo section for an outro.
Watch McKiel perform with his group in the player below.
Filmed by Roberto Granados-Ocon
Audio by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Riley Hunt
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