Written by: Chiara DiAngelo
Toronto band Convoys is comprised of Jason Jang (guitar, vocals), Sebastian Lesch (bass, vocals) and Greg Muhlbock (drums). They released their three song EP GOGO/BANG at the end of August and it’s one that is keeping the summer heat alive and well as the chill of Fall settles in.
An unrelenting and hard-hitting rock song, “Groundwork” gets things started with dirty punk-rock infused vocals. Clashing drums you can feel reverberate in your chest pound out a beat that will quickly have you “dancing [their] dance.” While Jang’s yelling vocals on “I am not a robot” didn’t quite rub me the right way, the almost psychedelic-sounding guitar riffs and heavy bass lines are anything but robotic and kept my interest.
Third and final song “Taking Control” was the standout track on the EP for me. A little bit sunnier and surfy compared to the other two, there is an infectiousness to their “hey hey’s.” An electricity courses through this track, capturing the sweatiness of a summer dance party in just over 2.5 minutes. It’s a lot of fun, so go ahead – tap your foot and shimmy a bit to this one.
The band describes themselves as being “here to have a good time” and that’s exactly what GOGO/BANG is. The EP is up for free download on their Bandcamp and the release party is set for this Thursday, October 18, at The Silver Dollar. If their live show is anything like they are recorded, it should be a great time!