New Music: Left on the Dial 'Broadcast' EP release Independent Release: 9 October 2020 Wednesday October 7 2020, 6:37 PM
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New Music: Left on the Dial 'Broadcast' EP release Independent Release: 9 October 2020


Left  on the Dial  (LOTD)   can’t be simply defined as a Toronto-based rock band. Its complexity resides in the quality of its music and in the reflection of its influences, with its multifaceted nature coming from shades of different genres, from classic and southern rock and blues from the 60s, to 90s grunge and 2000s garage rock, and everything in between.

This band weaves its bluesy and melodic southern-flavoured sound through the contribution and collaboration of its members: Blake Ruelens (lead singer & guitar), Josh Drazilov (lead guitar), Jennifer Sarsfield (drums), Dave Harris (bass), each of them bringing their own style and influence to this interesting music project. 

The band’s name is no coincidence: it’s a celebration of the indie, emerging music of the 80s, but also of radio as a medium, of the freedom of expression and of the different layers that create   LOTD ’s sound. 

 Ready to drop their new EP   Broadcast , these four talented artists from Toronto promise their fans intense, eclectic and meaningful songs with a mixed vibe that spans from rock to blues to grunge with a vintage taste of early radio broadcasting and emergency transmissions. 

 With influences such as Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rolling Stones, Rival Sons, QOTSA and Pearl Jam to name a few,   Left on the Dial   will soon deliver to the public not only a ‘bunch of very good songs’, but something more, something that highlights the complex times we are facing now...and they do this with a soul all their own:

 “It’s about love, humanity, community and connection. It’s about honesty, not perfection”.  Josh Drazilov

The album as a whole is a great representation of what LOTD has to offer. Overall, it takes listeners on a journey through some pretty tough topics, told through the musical stylings of blues, rock and grunge with an overall flavour of early radio broadcasting and emergency transmissions. 

After the H.G Wells style ‘Intro’, the first song is “The End (of all Things)”, a catchy blues rock number that tells a love story through the end of the world. Next up is ‘Hold Tight’, a real rockin’ road song told from the perspective of someone hitting the road after dealing with the loss of a loved one, trying to come to terms with the situation and working through the grief. After "Hold Tight", things pick up with ‘Rise Up’ (this is their 1st single available now). A little more upbeat, but still hitting hard topics of climate change and taking a stand. Backed by some acoustic melody, Rise Up dabbles through catchy rock licks and folk-like rhythm. Next is “Better Times”, that the listener on a journey of loss and passing. A laid-back minor blues number, it drones and pulls you along for the ride. Lastly, closing off the EP is ‘Shrug it off’. The heaviest song on the album, that tells a story of fighting through the challenges of online bullying, this grunge inspired tune pulls in some imaginative and creative sounds paired with a powerful rhythm track. 


 

Very diverse in its sound but tied together by common themes and underlying influences. 

Listeners will step back into the past of radio broadcast as they are taken through a journey of powerful topics and powerful music.

'Broadcast' (EP) launches on October 9, 2020.

 

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