Left Side Drive
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Left Side Drive

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"Review of Left Side Drive’s self-titled debut EP"

Left Side Drive’s self-titled debut is a reflection of many of the band’s musical influences. Classic rockers Led Zeppelin and the Beatles alongside contemporaries such as Stone Temple Pilots, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Radiohead, and Tool can be heard throughout the six-track release which takes us on their musical journey into the past through modern eyes.

Formed in 2005 in Toronto, this unsigned group’s modern take on classic rock - both in sound and content - can be heard through vocalists Steve Carr and Maks Gabriel who show an impressive vocal range that resonates throughout each song. Along with drummer Chris Byson, and Tristan Drysdale on bass, this indie/alternative rock group espouses what all good rock should be about - a hard guitar sound with a rockin’ bass and percussion.

For me, Left Side Drive is a compilation worth a review - especially if you feel like shutting the blinds and rockin’ out on a Saturday afternoon.

Check the band out at their MySpace and stay tuned to when they’re next playing so you can grab a copy at their merch table.

Review by Lisa Simundson - I Heart the Music


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In 2005, Chris Bryson (drums) and Steve Carr (lead vocals/guitar) began playing bars in Kingston, Ontario, while studying (and drinking) at Queen's University. The duo started out as part of an indie-rock band, Carr on bass and Bryson on drums, called the Intangibles, before creating their own 2-piece side project, "The Steve Carr Band", in 2006. The members of the Intangibles eventually parted ways in early 2006.

By the fall of 2006, the band was put on hold for almost a year, while Carr and Bryson moved to Toronto, and began playing for another group, Break The Cycle. After a few live shows, with mixed success, BTC shuffled personnel, and was ultimately disbanded.

The Steve Carr Band was renamed Left Side Drive. They added a couple of new members, Maks Knecht (lead guitar/vocals) and Tristan Drysdale (bass), and immediately started booking venues. Left Side Drive played its first show at Clinton's Tavern, in Toronto, on August 1st, 2008.

Influences: Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Matthew Good Band, the Beatles, Audioslave, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Tool, etc.