Under the Scope: Aids Wolf
Chloe – Yelling
Yannick – Banging
Chris – Human shot glass
Andre – Diplomat
With important members of Montreal independent music scene, and not exactly what you think in terms of involvement, Aids Wolf, as singer Chloe explains, started: "as a cosmic energy force in the summer of lust, 2002, at more than music fest in Columbus Ohio. The words came from the spirits. In March 2003 the energies formed into humanoid shapes and Aids Wolf showed it's face to the public". The said humanoid shapes performs as a combo of two guitars, drum and screams with the occasional didgeridoo.
The music is pure energy with hardcore, punk and rock thrown in a very noisy cosmic soup. The band likes to think that they sound like a traffic accident, while true on a certain level, like the power involved, the effects are much longer lasting in their case. Somewhere above the paroxysm of sexual heights and raw animality, Aids Wolf laugh and rock harder.
The true measuring stick of the rock band is the stage, and this is where Aids Wolf shine, in good or bad situation alike. Known for their incredible loft shows, they are equally competent at blowing a lot better known bands off the stage. Despite technical problems that made them a one guitar band for ten minutes they managed to totally destroy any competition in a recent show, and that playing in the middle of the floor because of they didn't like the stage at the venue.
With only a song released on Myspace, yet downloaded more than 7500 times, the band should be released to the world in multiple formats by August and September. CDR, split seven inches and more are coming up. Talented people in the band take care of the artwork (amongst the multitude of projects they do) which bodes well for spectacular visuals.
Currently planning different tours, Aids Wolf could be near you soon. Miss them and regret seeing a band that should be in the global indie consciousness for a long time.
Aids Wolf Myspace page
Seripop @ gigposters.com
photo from kidwithcamera.com
- Simon Thibaudeau | 2005-07-04
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