» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Sailboats Are White

Hamilton. What the fuck? A city that is a hour outside of Toronto, the streets full of violence and crack-addled street people. Unsure of whether you are going out for a coffee, you’ll get your coffee or get stabbed, Hamilton is a violent place. That scream on the street. That blood trail on the concrete sidewalk from the post-Saturday night blues.

And Sailboats Are White are from Hamilton. A city of surreal violence and Sailboats reflect that within their music. When Poptones first encountered Sailboats Are White, it was opening up for Modey Lemon, the club full of kids, re-e ...read more

Hamilton. What the fuck? A city that is a hour outside of Toronto, the streets full of violence and crack-addled street people. Unsure of whether you are going out for a coffee, you’ll get your coffee or get stabbed, Hamilton is a violent place. That scream on the street. That blood trail on the concrete sidewalk from the post-Saturday night blues.

And Sailboats Are White are from Hamilton. A city of surreal violence and Sailboats reflect that within their music. When Poptones first encountered Sailboats Are White, it was opening up for Modey Lemon, the club full of kids, re-enacting the Decline of the Western Civilization against a pounding electronic backbeat and lead singer screaming out all the blood and violence of their city.

‘We are all pretty passive guys ... but when we get on the stage to kick out the jams ... things turn seriously violent. Maybe its the opression of the city. The city is sick. And that sickness comes out on stage when we play’.

Having made their name in Canada with a series of blistering live shows with AIDS wolf, The Gossip, We are Wolves, The Pete. Parkers, The Organ and Kaito, they will be making their way over to England in the Autumn to spread the Sailboats rock’n’roll virus and rock that shit out.

Big Black and Black Flag are the influence. But those are accidental. Talking to the songwriter, Kevin Wright, he mentions, The Fall and The Human League or any band from the post-punk scene ‘We don’t care about punk rock, we care about being good.’ Unlike Junior Boys and Caribou aka Manitoba who hail from the same area, they are electronic by accident’ We’ve got a drum machine but that’s by accident. We had a drummer but he flaked out for a few shows and we got the drum machine in … we kept it because you can get a solid abrasive aesthetic to our sound which is pretty cool.’ But that makes them electro-merchants. Retro-fashionistas without merit? Wrong. Their debut album ‘Turbo!’ is no denouement into velvet roped off A-listers with bowed heads over white lines and mirrors. Sailboats are White shoot everything around them with their single action trigger of retro-retard hip hop and white trash audio- tribute to ‘‘77 proto-electronic freaks Suicide, ‘81 American Underground punk rock and the replication of the harsh post-punks of Bowie occupied Berlin.

You knew the future of pop was going to be harsh. You knew it was going to happen. « hide

Similar Bands: Bomb the Music Industry

Turbo!
2005

Contributors: aa1, Dave de Sylvia, lynch_me,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy