New Music: The Hammer Antics Release Self Titled EP

New Music: The Hammer Antics Release Self Titled EP


Once a major industrial centre, Hamilton has experienced a lot of hardship over the past few decades. And while recent progress has been made, the general grunginess of the city lives on. This is very apparent on the new self-titled EP from The Hammer Antics, a band who proudly wears their hometown on their sleeves. From the opening guitar riff on ‘Sneakers’, it becomes obvious that the four-piece The Hammer Antics know how to play, and they know how to rock. Front and centre in their sound is vocalist Michelle, who often sounds like an edgier, punk-influenced Emily Haines. Michelle’s voice is a great match for the heavy guitar riffs and pounding drums that are present all over these six songs. Lyrically, Michelle and Jeff’s collective writing has resulted in gloomy yet honest songs, that show the maturity and experience of both band members (who have each been playing music for over a decade). If you enjoy female-fronted 90′s influenced rock bands, this is a band for you. The Hammer Antics would actually not sound out of place on an early Big Shiny Tunes compilation, and given how great those first four Big Shiny Tunes are, that is quite the compliment.

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Download ‘The Hammer Antics EP’ on iTunes HERE


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