Wheels on the Bus Take This Knife...From My Hands

With their second EP, the Toronto-based quartet assume a place alongside break-out scene-mates Alexisonfire as a band that successfully combines elements of pop, punk, metal, emo and melodic hooks to create a potent rock cocktail. Some songs are fast, some slow and some in between. And with the dual guitar and vocal shredding of Nick McTaggart and Kristen Butcher decorating a thick and solid rhythmic palate laid down by bassist Steve Fennell and drummer Dan Mills, they are always inspired. (Independent)