Review – Bass Lions

By: Amanda Hather

EP – Bass Lions
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Release Date – October 28th, 2014
Label – Fortnight Music
Genre – Alternative

Ontario band Bass Lions released their self-titled EP on October 28th. This follows their previous releases ‘Bass Lions Is Diamonds’ in 2010 and ‘More Than Islands’ in 2009. The band includes members James Vander Zaag, Daniel Stretch, Anthony James, and Nathan Stretch.

This five song album is definitely something you probably haven’t heard before. Hard to pin down to one genre, this indie sound gives off a relaxed vibe, perfect for that playlist you play in the background while working or driving. The lead single “We Got Guts” is followed by “Arm Over Arm”, “Body Doubles”, “Flame-Faced Children”, and “Be Your Man”. If you wanted to get a feel for this album before purchasing it, your best bet would be to listen to the lead single.

Overall this album is not quite what I expected, but I feel like their fans will highly enjoy it, as well as those who like this genre of music. It has a good flow from song to song, making it easy to listen to.

Rating: 3/5

Bass Lions on social media:

I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.

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