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Review by Keith Carman (Chart Attack Magazine) Winning points with a drawing of naked chicks doin’ it on the liner notes, Toronto’s Broomfiller hold their own without the obvious appeals to our kinkier tendencies. While they’re probably hoping for some Bad Religion connotation, they have a Queens Of The Stone Age riffage thing mixed with a Frank Black (via Nirvana)-ish structure over pop-punk beats. The complete package is pretty impressive for an independent outfit. - Chart Attack Magazine


Review by Sean (Canadian-music.com)

Yes, you read the title correctly. This album is punk-based alternative and I have played it for punks and non-punks alike and had heads nodding with mine so this is a good listen. It's varied enough to satisfy the alternative ear and raw and speedy enough to satisfy the punk ear. Production is pretty professional. The instruments are obviously played with skill and the vocals suit the music well and are strong throughout the album. The vocals remind of Pennywise one moment and Millencolin the next. The songs are energetic and I would love to experience them in a live setting. I consider this album a gem among my reviewed cds. - Canadian-music.com


Review by Willy from Punk-Information.com

I saw this described as 'indie' prior to receiving the review copy of this CD. So being someone who enjoys a harder edged and/or Ramones influenced style, my expectations weren't too high as I popped it into my car CD player. It took about 10 seconds to become an instant fan as I was assaulted by this hard driving rhythm guitar.
'Watching the Girls Go Bi' is Canada's BROOMFILLER's latest release and my first major exposure to the band. They provide mostly heavy guitar driven, hook laden, pop tinged punk (I dismiss the indie label) with hooks galore, vocals that go perfectly with the sound and great production. An overall superb album. - Punk-Information.com


Review by Tim Cassidy - Live Indie Toronto Zine

This band has created something very rare, and unique. The CD from front to back is an album experience, one song flowing into the next, without blending into one another like a monotonous distorted guitar haze. The first track 'Decide Inside' kicks in with heavy distortion, and hard hitting riffs, but is blended with a very melodic base-line, and some very evocative vocal harmonies. With it’s plaintive last line ‘everything your touch believes in dies’ the searching nature of the song is brought to such a cathartic climax, that anyone who escapes emotionally unscathed must have a heart of pure stone. Top to bottom this is a solid album, especially for the first time out. The band tackles some heavy material, but they do it with a level of skill that takes many bands a long time to develop. The music is solid, and accessible to just about anyone. Watching The Girls Go Bi is a thoroughly enjoyable album, that promises good things to come. - Live Indie Toronto Zine


Review by The Original Sin

In the past The Original Sin has reviewed lots of Canadian bands and even if here in Europe the Canadian scene is a bit underrated (which already is an understatement on its own), we have an excellent punkband for you to add to that list! Broomfiller are a three piece punk band but even if the standards might be there (always necessary for a punk sound), it's quite different! With a very strong self promoting way, Broomfiller are regular guests on alternative Canadian radiostations and made it in the Top 50 of Punk Songs on the mp3.com site! Well, it's like Broomfiller found the missing link between punk and indiepopguitarmusic (imagine Buffalo Tom with a New Bomb Turks-attitude and you're there!!!). I say it's punk because it sounds so but great guitarpop can be a synonym as well. - The Original Sin Magazine


Discography

1998 - "...goggles" EP
2002 - "Watching the girls go bi" LP

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BROOMFILLER is a 3 piece punk-based heavy melodic alternative, with a psychedelic mix of heavy guitars, light clean tone melodies mixed in with melodic vocals, soothing bass lines, and rhythmic drumming. A blend of music, style and performance which enables them to truly stand out.

"An extremely talented band from Canada, with great melodies and a hint of mod… I like the band's style, the singer's voice is really good." Neal (Punkmusic.com)

BROOMFILLER played the Vans Warped Tour ’00, was the only Canadian band chosen to play ‘Kanawhapalooza 2001’ in Charleston, WV, showcased at both CMW & NXNE in Toronto and was a confirmed artist for the INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHOW Festival in Los Angeles. Their single "Decide Inside" has been played on CIUT, CFNY, CKLN, CBC and is in rotation on 450+ US College Radio stations with the help of Gold Record Music Promotion. It's also featured on Shuteye Record's "A Low Watt Document" compilation cd currently rotating on 450 CMJ reporting stations. The music video has been in rotation on MUCH MUSIC across Canada. The buzz about the band just keeps on growing.

"…this aggressive trio has all the elements to make an impression on any music scene" - David Anderson (Altarnative.com)

BROOMFILLER’s new full length cd "Watching the girls go bi" showcases their highly addictive, hook-filled, catchy melodic alternative punk rock music. Their music has consistantly been rated in the top 50 Punk songs in Toronto via mp3.com, mainly staying in the top 10. "Watching the girls go bi" has National Distribution throughout Canada and is released through Sterile Records based in B.C. BROOMFILLER toured the new album across Canada for 5 weeks summer '02 with great success, and toured Eastern Canada for 2 weeks in October 2003. A month Eastern US / Florida Tour is in the works for March 2004.

"…BROOMFILLER is the kind of thing CFNY would cream their panties over!!" - Caustic Truths Magazine

BROOMFILLER consists of guitarist / singer Richard D. Leko, Phil Comsa on drums and backing vocals as well as George Nakonechny on bass & backing vocals.

"This is one of those young bands who work hard to promote themselves, tour consistently and who have the indie ethic down pat." - Krista Lamb (RHiG Magazine)

BROOMFILLER fully believes in the quality of their music and their energetic live stage presence. They live to entertain. They’re a fun up and coming band that enjoys making music and will continue doing so, no matter what gets in their way.

"There's something very freeing in what Broomfiller is achieving ...these Canadian boys know how to rock!" - Ben Ohmart (Assistant Editor, MusicDish)