"picture | show", the latest record by knacker, can be
NOTE: PICTURE SHOW NOW BACK IN STOCK AT CDBABY.COM
KNACKER SLATED TO TAKE ON CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2006 -- EXPECT A SET FULL
OF ALL NEW MATERIAL
That's right! With a whole new album nearly finished expect a
completely new live show at this year's CMW. Showtime is 10:30,
Friday March 3rd @ Bovine Sex Club. Check here
for more details!
Official Press Release
Knacker is please to announce they have finished their 3rd full length album, ‘Houses, Basements & Apartments’ and are currently in the mastering phase. “This is our best album to date and I think it really represents our bands true sound...its softer and has more depth than anything we’ve previously release” says Dean Marino who not only sings and plays guitar in the band but who also produced the record. “Having almost lost the whole album in a fire in our own studio was scary…we put a lot of heart and soul into this record. We’re happy to able to share it with everyone.”
The band is not without experience when it comes to lost albums. Half of 2005’s ‘picture | show’ was lost on a faulty hard drive in the bands studio. After re-recoding the lost songs at Chemical Sound, Knacker released the album which received rave reviews. Most of the songs on ‘picture | show’ were later featured in several different TV shows such as Fashion Television, Radio Free Roscoe and Under Grads. The album also caught the eye of producer/music supervisor Tim Bomba who recruited the band to re-record The Romantics hit ‘What I like About You’ for the feature film ‘What the ........ Do We Know’. This would be the second feature film to feature music by the band. Two songs from 2001’s ‘Snapshot’ were used as soundtrack material for the film Silver Wolf. However the band stress they are not interested in the past, they are clearly focused on the future and the release of House, Basements & Apartments.
‘Houses, Basements & Apartments’ will feature 11 songs written and recorded over the past year, a testament to the bands dedication, talent, and longevity.
Stay tuned to www.knacker.net for more information regarding the release date and release party for ‘Houses, Basements & Apartments’.
KNACKER IN THE PRESS
"a classic four-piece guitar-pop group in the hooky-yet-edgy
vein of the Kinks, with a dash of '70s cock rock thrown in ... brothers
Dean (guitar) and Pete (bass) Marino harmonize fetchingly while Jefrey
Nedza's melodic and often synthesizer-esque guitar-work chimes and
hurtles around them. Chris Edelman's drumming is driving and solid, as
befits any self-respecting rock n' roll band"
here to read this latest review from Splendidzine.com
"These hot, hooky rock tunes are
ready to roll. With a sea of 80's retro, post punk Joy Division, Gang Of
Four and The Cure influenced bands flooding the system it's refreshing
to hear straight up rock songs with no chaser."
here to read this latest review from www.CultureBunker.com
"Borrowing hooks from ‘70s British acts like The Who and The Kinks, Knacker has integrated that classic, crunchy-but-clean, hook-heavy, guitar sound with a modern vocal feel..."
here to read this latest review from 2walls.com
Knacker is featured on the very hip music zine MusicEmissions - you can read the interview