By: Sarah Ballagh
EP- A Year in Recovery
Release Date- July 18, 2015
No King for Countrymen are a four piece rock band from Hamilton, ON. Members consist of David Lindsay – Vocals, Guitar, Mark Morelli – Bass, Kyle Bell – Drums, Vocals Matt Foster – Guitar. The band has released two previous EP’s, Self Titled, and Sick and Tired.
For me this band has a strong punk influence, the first song on this EP titled Alright You Win is a punchy opening to the rest of the songs. Hospital Beds is the first single- with a video out as well. One of my top songs though would have to be Sun City, I really got into this one, it was very catchy. I also really enjoy the lyrics in all the songs, each song is written like true poetry.
Influences from what I can hear would be bands like Blink 182 or even a little bit of Dashboard Confessional (I think it’s the vocals and the deep lyrics that remind me of them).
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I wear many hats, such as working full time as an ophthalmic assistant, Birth Doula, selling Younique- and now I also have taken up writing with Canadian Beats. I have always enjoyed writing, and I am so excited to be doing it again. We all need outlets and this for me is something that I love to do. Music has always been a big part of my life, and attending concerts is one of my favorite things to do. The energy that I get from seeing a band play live is like no other, I think it’s almost an addiction for me!
I tend to lean towards rock, alternative, indie, folk and acoustic music- but I am also open to listening to something new too! Maybe I’ll see you around at a concert!