The Hook Up
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The Hook Up

Saskatoon, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Saskatoon, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Rock Punk


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"Wierdonia, The Fisher Kings and The Hook Up @ the FM Lounge"

Visiting from Montreal, The Hook Up came to town and put on one hell of a show. Punky, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, it is obvious that this trio spends some time listening to the oldies, but there is still a definite modern twang to what they do. Catchy and groove-able songs rolled past as the band effortlessly (but not sweat-lessly) laid down a tightly executed set that had the audience enthralled. While working on their third album, the group is in the middle of a mini-tour in Southwestern Ontario, visiting Toronto, Hamilton, and Windsor. -

"Review: The Hook Up - Tomorrow and Today (Ricochet Sound)"

"a heavy duty rock n roll cyclone of an album, full of piss and vinegar that carries The Cramps, Stooges and MC5 genome with authority."

"These are pro players who've offered up rock as pure as it comes, minus the hipster posing that's rife in the scene of late, and will appeal to urban garage punks and working class AC/DC fans alike." - The Big Takeover

"Review: The Hook Up - S/T EP (2010)"

"fuzzed out screaming psych stomper". "Live this trio is totally wild!" - Mongrel Zine

"Review: "Tomorrow and Today""

"a confluence of mammoth riff, punk attitude and a general taste for abundant distortion.... deeply rooted in American music" -

"Mini Review: The Hook Up "Tomorrow and Today""

"Local garage rockers put some serious elbow grease into this hard, heavy and groovy record." - Montreal Mirror


October 2010: "The Hook Up" EP Self-released.

May 2011: "Tomorrow and Today" LP Ricochet Sound Recordings.

September 2011: "Minstrel Boy" appears on: Noises From the Hideout - The Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, Vol. 6. GRGPNK Records.

November 2011: "Live at Grooves/Live-To-Air at CHRW Radio" Limited Edition Cassette. Whatwave Records.

January 2012: "Call Up the Devil" LP Self Released.



The Hook Up formed in January 2010 with the singular mission of playing rock and roll the old way: through tube amps, drenched in reverb and grit; soaked with sweat and occasionally, blood. Their intention has always been to get dirty and not be "cool". Inspired by the energy, sounds and performance antics of The Stooges, The Litter, Flamin' Groovies, The MC5 and Thee Headcoats – to name a few – the band has a sound rooted in American music in the broadest sense possible. The trio began gigging in early 2010, playing as much as possible anywhere that would have them and quickly developed a reputation as a band that could consistently deliver the kind of rock show you don't often see anymore. Guitarist David Gilbert is renowned for his ability to direct the band, while wailing a guitar solo, while spinning circles on his back, while drenched in sweat – not to mention his catchy as all hell songs. The thunderous and rock solid rhythm section features the ravishing Jaime Haraldson on bass and the staunch and uncanny Josh Peters on drums. Together the threesome put on a no-holds-barred show with everything from surf sounds to punk rock wailers rounded out with surprising three part harmonies and killer vocals by both Gilbert and Haraldson. In late summer 2010 The Hook Up released their self-recorded EP. They signed a one-off deal with Montreal indie label Ricochet Sound Recordings. Their debut full-length, "Tomorrow & Today" was released in May 2011, followed by months of touring up and down the 401. Over the summer the band released a limited-edition cassette of a live-to-air session in November 2011, and recorded their second album "Call Up the Devil", to be released Jan 2012.

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