Socialight
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"Chart Attack"

Don't be surprised if you start hearing a lot more from Amped in the next little while. They bring the kick-ass mentality that every serious rock-star contender requires and have the music to back it up. Amped are polished rockers that can grab an audience by the balls and take them wherever they want to go. - Rob Kingston @ Canada Music Week


"Life & Times"

From the new Canadian punk mecca of St. Catharines, Ont., Amped offer a more organic sound than their peers in bands like Sum 41. The songs are less polished, cutesy. They bring to mind pre-Nirvana punk, back when "alternative" music still meant something. - Dave Gauvin


"The Journal Pioneer"

“Make no mistake about it: Rob Turner, Corey Favell, Josh Bigger and Mark Fougere, who make up the explosive pop/punk band Amped based out of St. Catharines, Ont., know how to rock and roll. They also know how to write catchy, hook-filled music that will reel in the young folks and probably quite a few of their parents.” - Raymond J.


"Unrestrained"

“From St. Catharines, Ontario, Amped play mid-paced power pop in the vein of MxPx and Good Charlotte. Vocals and backing vocal harmonies are the driving force behind this band, and are accomplished with excellent craft. Most of the lyrics focus around simple teenage subjects such as friendship, girls, and having fun. All 12 tracks on 'Rude & Tattooed' are instantly catchy… - Paul Silbiger


"Linear Reflections"

... these guys pack a "hellava" punch!

Amped is a pop/punk group that has a rich and fun sound. Their songs are refreshing, and a couple of them even managed to make me laugh. There is a sense of humour and a great deal of fun behind all the work, and that carries over into their music, adding a whole new dimension.

Amped is a group to keep your eye on, not to mention your ears! They’re loud, they’re good, and they’re full of energy.
- Naomi DeBruyn


"Great White Noise"

“Rude & Tattooed is extremely catchy. Every song has a really fun, sing-along aspect to it. As a matter of fact, I couldn’t stop singing a couple songs on the album. It’s nice to listen to a band that keeps things simple. For some bands, you need a university degree to understand what they’re saying.” - Michael Bochoff


"Abbottsford Mission Times"

Get ready to mosh with this explosive punk bank. Sounding like they're influenced by Green Day, this band is clearly on their way up to bigger concerts, more radio airplay and more fans - all of which they are deserving with their solid tunes.
- Lisa Jorgensen


"Mindbenders Music"

“I have had the pleasure of seeing the band play live twice. Its obvious the audience loves what these guys do. Their showcase at Sneaky Dees during Canada Music Week was the best audience reaction I've ever seen at one of these gigs.” - Greg Simpson


"Tandem Magazine"

... they do that pop-punk thing better than many of those bands on major labels.” - Unknown


Discography

2002 LP - Rude & Tattooed
2006 - Change is Everything

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Bio

Hailing from St.Catharines, Ontario, Socialight is a Canadian band intent on breaking down barriers. Their label debut "Change is Everything" was released on NYC record label Score Records in September '06. Produced by Scott Hackwith (Ramones, Iggy Pop, Dig), the album is packed with high-energy alternative rock anthems, including the first single "Broken".

The members of Socialight initially built a fanbase under their previous moniker, “Amped”. As one of Canada's premier emerging pop/punk bands they stayed true to their vision of hard work, sacrifice, and and rocking their amazing live show. In 2003, the band emerged as one of the Top 10 bands showcasing at the Canadian Music Week conference and CTV National News featured them as one of Canada's hottest independent bands. Hard work playing clubs and all ages shows led to high profile opening slots for The Used, Blink 182 and Sum 41. 2005 saw the band embark on a legendary punk right of passage, The Warped Tour.

It was only a matter of time before the rock and roll gods smiled upon them to take them to the next level. The team at Score Records were instantly blown away by Socialight’s incredible songs and high-energy performance. A deal was struck and the band was LA bound to head into the studio and record with Hackwith.

"It was such a cool experience suddenly being in LA, staying down the street from the recording studio in West Hollywood, and getting to record music every day," says lead singer Rob Turner. "We realized everything that we had done so far was finally starting to pay off."

After the release of the record the single Broken has been getting alot of attention, including major radio and regular rotation on MuchLoud. Socialight are once again hitting the road, and hitting it hard. “We feel very lucky to be at this stage. Anything could happen next," says Turner. Watch for Socialight to leave their mark in a town near you throughout 2007.