BAND ON THE ROAD WITH PEPPER
NOVEMBER DATES WITH BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE ANNOUNCED
FIRST US RELEASE EPdemic ONSALE AT SHOWS
FULL LENGTH DUE IN EARLY 2010
Canada’s reggae-enthused illScarlett feels like a mix of Sublime meets No Doubt with a dash of Goldfinger thrown in for good measure. A cast of chill characters raised on their parents’ Beatles and Queen records, and influenced by the likes of Nirvana, Incubus, Beck, The Police, and Foo Fighters, the Mississauga, Ontario, Canada natives built the initial framework for illScarlett’s infectious sound, perfect for fist-pumping punk/pop/reggae jams, by cultivating, shaping and finessing their songs into their own signature creations.
They could be described as a rhythm and reggae influenced, filthy dub band that takes no prisoners, but just go to an illScarlett show and you’ll find a slew of sweaty, screaming kids who are fans of hip-hop, punk and emo, charged full of frenetic energy, jumping off the stage and rolling in the pit.
Currently on tour with like-minded party bros Pepper, and soon to hit the road with Big D & The Kids Table, illScarlett is winning over new fans every night. While on this most current trek the band is selling its first U.S. release, EPdemic.
When singer Alex Norman and drummer Swav Pior met in high school and started their band they had two choices – wait around on the off chance that some A&R guy was actually going to recognize talent, or take the bull by the horns and do it themselves. They chose the latter, adding compadres John Doherty (bass) and Will Marr (guitar) to complete their vision. Together they played hundreds of shows around the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), starting with a handful of faithful fans that amassed into crowds numbering over 1,000 in what seems like the blink of an eye.
The band recently finished its latest recording effort entitled 1UP! in Hollywood with three-time Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Mars Volta, Beck, Ozomatli, Mindless Self Indulgence). The new album is now available in Canada.
With well over 2 million MySpace plays (30,000+ Friends, 1.7 Million views) and over 60,000 illScarlett records sold to date in Canada, the band has set the stage for an exciting Fall tour with an upcoming U.S. album release in the New Year.
View illScarlett’s new music video for the song “OneA” here
For more information on illScarlett see www.illScarlett.com and/or www.myspace.com/illscarlett.