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Welland’s own The Snips’ recent full-length album, Highs of Low, is the Welland band’s first since changing their name from The Ceremonial Snips. The once-aggressive brass bandits have changed vastly over their 10 plus years as a band and have settled on their now-realized craft of indie punk rock anthems.
Much like Blackouts, the band’s debut EP as The Snips, released in 2010, the songs on Highs of Low are well crafted.
The instrumentation is a highlight of the record as dueling guitars with subtle overdrive blend seamlessly with the complex but tasteful drumming of Brent Furlop. That is not to say the record’s vocals or bass guitar are anything to be overlooked, however, because they round off the band’s sound.
The vocals of Ricky Pridmore bleed personality and sway back and forth from aggressive to sombre but never fail to be melodic. The vocal performance makes the record very catchy, but in an unconventional way. It will take listeners four or five times before they really catch on to the lyrics and melodies in the songs. The contrast between aggression and melody creates swells within the songs and knocks the listener about like a sonic ping-pong ball. Alexander Standen, a musician and Pre-Media and Design student at Niagara College’s Welland campus, says he enjoys these up and downs on the record.
“The dynamics are great. They have the ability to go down and then come up and peak with potency.”
“Since Blackouts, they have really come into their own as a band … They are a rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse,” he adds.
Since releasing Highs of Low independently through the band’s own label, Rival Party Records, in August, The Snips have been very busy completing a month-long European tour in September, playing one of punk rock’s most notorious festival’s, The Fest, in Gainesville, Fla., and touring Ontario and Quebec relentlessly. The band has also released a video for each song on the new record.
Ах,-продолжала она, как будто разговаривая сама с собой,-если бы "Сборник книг для электронной книги"Флоринда была хоть наполовину так хороша, как молодая мисса, она бы ни на кого не смотрела и ни по ком бы не вздыхала!