They’ve got Hank’s seal of approval, so you know they’re at least half-way decent. Since receiving some “big-ups” on Henry Rollins’ show on L.A.’s Indie 103.1, The Harold Wartooth’s grunge-y star has been rising, with support coming in from the likes of CBC’s seminal Definitely Not the Opera and UK-based Catacomb Records. With a solitary self-titled EP under their belts, the band have demonstrated a propensity for writing Fun House-era Stooges-style riffs and burying them in Rated R-era Queens of the Stone Age-esque heaviness. The result is a mix of drunken garage punk and wanking classic rock, a combination that has done right by the band so far. You can thank the good folks at Sleepytown Sound for bringing out the best of the band’s sound, letting the grime shine through their Hendrix-inspired solos and aviator-sunglass-wearing ways.
You can experience all the grime and guitar solos for yourself on Saturday, November 10, at the Cameron House (408 Queen Street West). And for a paltry $5! Also performing are the okay-named Luz Atomica, the really stupidly-named Spaceship Blues, and the confusingly-named On The Verge.
Photo courtesy of The Harold Wartooth