No Other Way
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No Other Way got things started at 7:30, beer in hand I pushed my way up to the front to take some photos. Yeah you read that right, I pushed my way to the front, cause there were so many kids singing along and moving about.

It was sick, not since Miles Between Us played the Strike Anywhere show has a local band gotten so much positive attention from the crowd, and I think it's safe for me to say that even MBU didn't have a crowd this crazy.

They handed out some demo CD's, I unfortunately didn't get one, but I'm sure I'll be seeing their full length soon enough. As I've said many times before - definitely check these guys out when you get the chance, ask anyone who was at the show, they put on a good one and are not to be missed. - junkedcamera.com - Brian Garson


No Other Way began by revealing their custom backdrop with a giant copy of the album cover art…a nice touch. It’s hard to make a Club Saw show a big production but NOW had no problems at all. Fast and furious punk rock boomed from the stage in a 45 minute set that left the entire building sweating in what must have been a sold out crowd. NOW are definitely holding it down in Ottawa. Support them. They’re worth it. - PJGC magazine - Derek, the editor-in-chief


These guys are one of the best and most versatile bands in Ottawa right now. They have 3 guys contributing on vocals, and this gives them a distinct sound. They played everything I wanted to hear, including a bunch of great tracks form the CD they released last month. Pick up that CD and/or see this band live if you get a chance. They never disappoint me.

The highlight was when they divided the pit in half and had us rush at each other braveheart style. I thought I might really get hurt doing that, but I managed some kind of jump spin move at the last second and that helped. One thing I noticed while I was in there was the mutual dedication between the band and the fans. No Other Way is a lot like The Riptides in that respect, and they're worth seeing every time. - 93.1 CKCU radio station - Brendan


Discography

CD/EP - gnarwhal - 2008
CD/LP - the horror (re-release)- 2007
CD/LP - the horror - 2006
CD/LP - ...now - 2004
CD/EP - self-titled - 2002

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Six or Seven years of grinding it out in a moderately successful Canadian punk-metal outfit from the nations humble capital will teach you a few things about life and rock n’ roll: American beer is cheaper than water. Disillusion runs thick in this business. Camping is free. The fans really do make it all worth while. Showers are not necessary. Money is to be burnt. And if you show up at a venue that has more urine on the rest room floors than tiles, and more stickers on the walls than free space, it's probably going to be a good gig. And unavoidably, you learn that change will occur.

We must not fear change. An accumulation of influence is embraced. And with music and in life, what was once simple is now complex. A song is created, sometimes in a single evening, yet it lives forever. It should be able to stand alone, and take you on an audio voyage. After all, let's put image, marketing, branding, and industry elitism aside, and be what it is that we always have been - song writers, performers, artists, humans following their chosen paths and loving it.

At some point in fall ’05 we fell in love with that wonderful woman named the road. She’s some kind of lover. We’ve experienced 10 provinces in Canada and 8 of the U.S. states in our ’88 Chevy Beauville, logging thousands of road clicks. We dig the rock, and the rock digs us. However, periodically you are home and you work, sheepishly. You adjust to normality, then enter the madness, and repeat.

Not a lifestyle for the meek, we’ve had our first lineup change with original bassist Justin Jarvo leaving the band in fall ’07 prompting an unexpected performing hiatus. After much deliberation, and 13 auditions, we invited a charming Nova Scotia lad named Peter Zdravko Dimov to slay the bass and join our clan. With the line-up finally solidified once again we’re back on the gig circuit and busy writing, recording demos and preparing to lay down a new album. As well, we’re putting major focus on getting organized to resume our road wanderings in ’09 because we like to wail, party, travel, experience, create & inspire.

Let’s sum it up. We’ve got 2.5 albums behind us, over 300 shows logged, 12 000 cd’s in circulation, and a strong buzz building on the internet with over 100 000 plays; we have now released our new online sampler “Gnarwhal”, and we’re fully stoked with how it came out. There are so many more songs simmering on the back burner just waiting to be recorded. Additionally, our newest video “Hollywood Horror Show” is really awesome and gnarly and you should tell those swell folks at Much Music to give it a spin. We’ve been saying it for a while, so we can’t stop NOW, there is just NO OTHER WAY.

“There’s always a shred of hope. We’ll go on with our lives one day at a time.” –NOW