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"SoKey Featured In Uncharted Sounds E-Zine"

www.unchartedsounds.com
Dec Issue Pages 11 & 12 - Uncharted Sounds


"Street Beats"

http://www.haltoncompass.com/backissues/feb01_07/images/p13.jpg - Halton Compass


"Street Beats"

Http://www.haltoncompass.com/backissues/jan10_08/page08.html - Halton Compass


"Strummer Magazine"

4 Track EP

Goheen
God Save The Children
This I'll Defend
Ted Dibiasy

The opening slightly grungy picked notes evoke a Nirvanaesque theme and I'm dreading another casualty to add to the endless list of Cobain tribute bands. Fortunately that's not the case with Sokey and they stamp their own mark on the genre particularly on God Save The Children which has a 'to die for' chorus that Linkin Park would kill for.

'This I'll Defend' enters Sabbath (Sabotage Era) Territory and the band seem more comfortable in this guise. Tony Iommi's guitar style was always very distinctive but Knott and Mackenzie do a sterling job of emanating the same kind of excitement that I remember from seeing Sabbath in 76.

I can discern a bit of Tool in there too. Of course these references may be unintentional and if so then it's even more impressive. The only thing I know about Ted Dibiasy (the name of track 4 ) is that my son who was a big fan of WWF wrestling used to mention his name a lot. I'm guessing he was some sort of sugar daddy from the lyrics "I'm sorry doll, it's not my fault you don't want me, but there's no fucking way I'll be your Ted Dibiasy"

There is a great deal of potential here. Especially with tracks like God Save The Children. The vocals could have been improved in the studio and brought out a little in the mix but for a first EP this is seriously quality stuff. They played an explosive set at Rancho Relaxo, Toronto on 5th August and brought the house down. Definitely ones to watch out for.

- Ken Foster


"Ontario Music Awards"

SoKeY has been nominated in the Ontario Music Award's - OMA


Discography

How Key It Is - 4 Song EP

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Ontario Independent Music Award
Nominee 2008

Winners Best Metal Band 2008 at the Ontario Independent Music Awards

On Rotation at Indielove Radio

Interviewed & Live acoustic set on Indielove Radio

Interviewed Via Live Linkup & On Rotation On BBC Radio UK

Jaigermister Semi Finalist's out of 400 Bands

Interviewed & On Rotation On ThatRadio.com

SoKey Featured In Uncharted Sounds E-Zine Dec
Issue

1st Place Winners @ The Paragon 20/20 Band Clash
Prelims

Jan SoKey Interviewed & Live Set on Uncharted Wave Radio

SoKey winners @ The Paragon 20/20 Band Clash Semi's, Now in the Finals

SoKey are an up and coming Canadian band creating waves in the Ontario music scene and abroad with there catchy,
hook-laden sound that harkens back to the days of 90s grunge rock, perfectly flavored with a whole lotta 21st century attitude.

Hailing from the small town of Milton, the first seeds of SoKey were planted after the meeting of
Steve McFarlane (vocals/bass) and Dave Knott (vocals/guitar) at school. They soon realized that music was
their common passion. After a few name changes and a short rotation of band members, enter in Tom Knott (Drums) and Ty Mackenzie (lead guitar) to complete the line up, and SoKey was born. Now in there third year performing together they have
a well-seasoned sound that far exceeds there time together.

SoKey attribute there unique sound to an amalgamation of there individual influences. There musical prowess
has been shaped and changed by the hundreds of great alternative rock bands since the grunge days faded into the past,
but the root is still firm. Being compared to the likes of Sound Garden and Nirvana, with crunching guitar riffs, jazz inspired drumming, Zack Wylde-esqe lead licks and melodic and powerful singing, SoKey continues on, marching through any pop
genre of the moment. This blend that they have expertly orchestrated is a sound SoKey can truly call their own.

Having created a healthy buzz in the Ontario music scene as a forceful live act and winning best Metal Band
2008 at the Ontario Independent Music Awards, SoKey are gaining more media attention, one of which being
interviewed, played and on rotation at BBC Radio UK also featured in Uncharted Sounds E-zine and many other
Internet radio stations. There four track EP entitled “How Key Is It” produced by Justin Koop of B Town Sound
is a blend of youthful spirit and raw guts by a band determined to unleash there vision on a unsuspecting public hungry
for a taste of real life.

SoKey are currently playing many live venues and have been accepted to play at Canadian Music Week,
They are also working on there first full length album to be released later this year and are looking forward
to there UK tour in the fall. Here is what people are saying about them.

“God Save The Children has a to die for chorus that Linkin Park would kill for”
Ken Foster Strummer Live Magazine UK.

“This down to earth crew, for all their talent, aren’t fazed by the accolades rolling in”
Katie Underwood Uncharted Sounds Magazine.

“This I’ll Defend and the aforementioned God Save The Children, each song has been crafted to balance
harmony and lyrics perfectly, the album captures you with every note and refrain. My only regret is that
this is only a four track EP”.
Donna Danielli Street Beat Magazine.

“Knott and Mackenzie do a sterling job of emanating the same kind of excitement that I remember
from seeing Sabbath in 76”
Ken Foster Strummer Live Magazine UK