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"Elusive Little Comments (UK): The Good Fridays"

This little gem of a track is The Ferret Song, by The Good Fridays. The band is a five piece band comprised of five guys who have spent years playing music in their parents’ basements until they were kicked out, and eventually they ended up with this song, which is now their debut single.

I really like it. The “You wouldn’t believe what she said about you” vocal hook is one that’s really difficult to keep out of your head and the constantly moving tempo in very good too. The Ferret Song is always grooving, repeatedly revolving the spotlight between each instrument (though personally I like the little bass riff) while the rest team up to create an equally catchy rhythm behind it.

What I also like is that The Ferret Song is quite hard to label as one particular genre. There are hints of indie, electro, funk, rock, pop and while they may sound overwhelming, it actually works really well. This is definitely the most fun I’ve had listening to a track, and The Good Fridays have certainly got me hooked for more material. - AdzyBaby

"Music Psychos: The Good Fridays- The Ferret Song"

Prior to the full- length album release, the five piece electro rock band from Burlington, The Good Fridays have introduced us to this fist-pumping first single, The Ferret Song. With the slight scent of the alluring pop of Bloc Party and peculiar psychedelic melody of Matters, the Good Fridays have crafted a groovy theme song of party time, just like having a good Friday! Give it a listen with the below link. - Kanae Doi

"Plug in, Baby!"

ow this makes for a Good Friday. Great groove, Great song! - Plug in, Baby!

"The HY.GEN.IC - The Good Friday's- Ontario, Canada"

The Good Fridays’ recent release, “The Ferret Song,” is a wonderful development for the Ontario band. Less than a year ago, they released The High Five EP, a promising independent debut featuring five originals plus an excellent cover of “What Is Love.” This tongue-in-cheek homage showed that there is a dance gene in the band’s lineage. The Good Fridays have derived from progenitors like the Arctic Monkeys and the end result is how to craft rock that makes you dance.

Describing themselves as an “indie-electro-funk band,” it’s the bass that unifies that combination of styles. On “The Ferret Song,” the bass line is the throttle. Texturally, it’s counterbalanced well by the band’s cohesive, internally complimentary sound – something that showed unevenly on The High Five EP. Bassist Peter Turik also performs the lead vocals – a rare combination in rock, and one which puts him in the company of Paul McCartney. Whereas Turik’s voice on The High Five EP has a helium intonation – indicative of a young man stretching his vocal range – on “The Ferret Song” his voice is stronger. At certain points he uses a guttural shout, something which, when used sparingly like it is here, works brilliantly. That, in tandem with a chorus partially sung in unison, gives “The Ferret Song” a catchy charisma.

The Good Fridays sound like a fun Friday night out. They’ve taken the dark, synthesizer-driven angularity of Van She and introduced the four-on-the-floor feel of Franz Ferdinand. If The Good Fridays further develop their sound, they could be a major act – the sort that has everyone dancing.

So go ahead, be first on the dance floor. This is a great song. - Julian Belvedere- (HYG) London

"Hand Clap Movement"

After long years of driving their parents crazy... - Craig Knittle

"Good Morning #HamOnt"

Dr. Disc features local artist The Good Fridays - Conrad Collaco

"Best In New Music"

A Music Blog Concerned With All Things Good and New - Best In New Music

"The Good Fridays- Hamiltons View Mag."

The sounds of the Arctic Monkeys and Interpol were probably more likely heard at Club Absinthe’s now defunct I Say Disco/ You Say Punk DJ nights but that’s not to say the more angular dance rock has not offered inspiration to some local musicians.
Peter Turik (vocals, bass), Byron Patterson (guitar), Josh Curley (drums), Alex Kanaan (guitar), Brendon Downey (keyboards) all grew up in Burlington and came together during high school because of their similar tastes in music.
“There’s so much music that we each love and we’re all introducing each other to new music all the time but I think the band takes influence from bands like FOALS, Bloc Party and Death From Above 1979,” notes Turik. “We definitely like new music. I’d like to call it dance music but people tend to only dance if they’re drunk and that kind of upsets me. As much as I like to see drunken people dance I wish they’d dance either way.”
Honing their craft over the last two years, the Good Fridays are serious about making some angular dance music with some moody lyrics but that doesn’t mean they’re as dour as some of their anglophile counterparts.
“During high school, one of our band members – and I’ll let him remain anonymous – lost his virginity on Good Friday,” explains Turik on the band name origins. “The name kind of stuck and then eventually we all tended to lose our virginities on Fridays so I guess that adds to the humorous part of it. We hope everyone has a Good Friday meaning we hope everybody gets laid and has a good time.”
An official full–length recording is planned before the end of the year but for now, fans are getting a taste of the Good Fridays’ music at live shows or at their website. New danceable music made with guitars is what the band is serious about but like their name, the Good Fridays are always stressing the lighter side of things including a cover of Haddaway’s song “What Is Love?”
“The reason why we covered that is because we love [the Will Ferrell film] A Night at the Roxbury,” offers Turik. “As a band, we’re trying to be serious but we don’t want to be that serious on stage. We’re not trying to be snobby; we just want to have fun. Our live show is zany
and wacky and we try to keep that going. The music and everything we talk about and sing about tends to be serious but our show is just about having fun and we just want people to come out and enjoy what
they see.”
And for the live show this week, the Good Fridays are looking for like–minded souls looking perhaps to change the local landscape with a local band they’ve already become fans of.
“We’ve already played with New Hands twice before and we really like listening to their music,” says Turik. “Their music doesn’t have a similar feel but it’s close enough so that playing with them works and makes for a great show. To find a local band with a really unique sound is awesome because we’ve played with other bands and we felt out of place. Playing a metal show is not the scene we want to be in.
“I hope that when we play, we inspire people to go out and play really weird music,” he adds. “I hope there’s a scene one day that’s really odd and people don’t get it at first but when they hear it over and over again they end up loving it. It’s not to say we’re totally weird but it’s definitely not your average thing in Hamilton.” - Ric Taylor


High Five EP



Energy pulsing, blood boiling, heart pounding and the uncontrollable urge to dance are The Good Fridays; ensuring that every live encounter with the band is one to remember.Forming throughout high school, the band has played many shows around Hamilton and Toronto and has been interviewed on various radio stations. Hailing from Hamilton/Burlington, The Good Fridays are a whirpool of math-rock, funk, punk, and new rave. Live shows. Live times. They know no other day of the week except friday.