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BasTiD SoNz


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The best kept secret in music


"Review For TIMEOUT 2005"

Bastid Sonz * TIMEOUT * (INDIE)
March 17, 2005. SCENE

Local Boys Bastid Sonz may have flunked out of spelling class but they were paying attention to the After-ska Specials as evidenced by their new mini-CD, TIMEOUT. A solid set of seven ska-influenced tracks, the highlights include the Red Hot Chili Peppers-influenced Waste Away, the ska-funk and killer bass of Choices and Soliloquy. Made up of Dave C (vocals/guitar), Gerard C (bass/vocals),
Perry W. (drums/vocals) and Steve D. (guitar/vocals), Bastid Sonz is a fine band and TIMEOUT is a promising first effort. Perhaps next time they'll be able to afford last names. - Dave Clarke B
- Scene Magazine, London ON

"Round Two Review"

Artist: Bastid Sonz
Record Label: Bastid Sonz
Format: CD
Star Rating: 4

Don?t you hate hearing about something really great in your area after the fact? You weren't on the ground floor, in fact, it was more like you were up in the nose-bleeds trying to figure out what everyone was talking about in the front row. Yeah, I hate that too, and this is how I recently discovered Bastid Sonz. Stuck in the nose-bleeds, I've just heard a group from my neck of the woods that truly rocks.

The aptly titled Round Two is the second collection of songs from this band of brothers (literally, they are four brothers). Mostly known on University campuses as an independent jewel, Bastid Sonz shows they are more than ready for the big leagues. Bastid Sonz has a definite punk vibe to them, with strong rock influences. They remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers back in the day when they first came out and were good and original. Comparing the guitar riffs from Bastid Sonz to Flea's scale wouldn't be that far-fetched either.

All of the songs are punchy and memorable and Round Two is definitely a collection worth listening to again, and again, even from the nose bleed section. I am surprised this band has been together for over a decade and not received the accolades they deserve, as their work is tight and has a high level of professionalism. Excellent bass and catchy lyrics radiate from songs like "Burn", and playful punk can be found on Happy Harold.

Keep your eye on these indie Bastidz as I suspect they will achieve much greater success in the future because of their quality music. I'd just hate for you to be out of the loop on this one. - Kindah Mardam Bey for Lucid Forge Online



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Brothers by choice, songwriters by trade, the BasTids were formed in 2004 by drummer Perry and vox/guitarist DaveC. The two, having known each other their entire lives, enlisted their brothers G, on
the bass and SQIII, on guitar. Choosing G and SQIII to join the band seemed like an obvious decision, given their shared upbringing and shared musical tastes and interests. The communication of ideas between the 4 bros seemed, to them, almost telepathic.

Their first release, TIMEOUT (March 2005) was initially recorded as a fun project for the four brothers to put their songs and ideas to tape. After selling out of the EP in under a year and having the opportunity to share the stage with friends and mentors, the brothers decided to write and record a full-length album, ROUND TWO
(Sept 2006). Round Two has been moving well and receiving airplay on college stations across Canada and some commercial radio stations within Ontario, Canada. July 2007 saw the BasTiDs joining the bill at Toronto's Opera House for Ill Scarlett's SONY release party for their album All Day With It.

The BasTiDs emphasize their desire and need to create. Never satisfied with their craft being "good enough", the BasTids are constantly writing new material and pushing their songwriting and
performing limitations. Their influences range from Motown to System of a Down and do not discriminate stylistically.

Initially labelled as a ska/punk band, the Bastids have proved that there is far more depth to their sound than can be categorized by mashing genre-names together. Originally billed with other ska/reggae acts, the BasTiDs are now closing scene-gaps between the punk, funk reggae, dance and rock scenes... J

For now, the BasTids will continue to turn heads, defy genres, write, record and perform. Stay tuned for BasTid Sonz shows and expect them to push their songwriting abilities further on their
next release....