Review – The Hammer Antics

By: Jenna Melanson

EP – The Hammer Antics
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Release Date – June 1, 2013
Genre – Rock
Label – Unsigned

The Hammer Antics are a rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, formerly known as Jelle. The band features Michelle Owen (lead vocalist)—who has a voice that can be compared to No Doubt’s lead singer Gwen Stefani—Jeff Rinne (guitar), Simon Kiela (bass), and Jenna Rovinelli (drums).

The band released a six song, self-titled EP on June 1 which is their first release under the name The Hammer Antics.

The EP is made up of a collection of songs that are full of energy, but also full of emotion. You can hear the rawness in some of the tracks.

The band has a way of making you want to sing along whether it’s to the upbeat “Sneakers”, or the darker of the album, “Kiss of Death”. Each song gives you a slightly different side of lead vocalist, Michelle Owen’s voice, and the bands unmistakable talent.

One single has been released from the EP, which is their song “Courtney Love”, and if I do say so myself, the lyrics in this song will keep you listening.

All in all, the EP is great. It starts strong and ends just as strong. I would highly recommend giving this band a listen, you won’t regret it.

Rating: 4/5

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I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started with Hedley. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.
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