By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Bonk!
Release Date – Available Now
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/b**k!-ep/id1017416167
Genre – Rock
Acoustic folk-rock band, the Trench Town Oddities have teamed up with rock-reggae band, Winston Marley to create a split CD entitled “Bonk!” which was released earlier this year. Both of the Ontario based bands contributed 2 new songs to the release, but to make things more interesting they also each released a cover version of their favourite song by the other band.
I love the idea behind this album; with two super talented bands working together to create quality content. As soon as the first Trench Town Oddities song began, I knew I would love their part of the album. “I’m Doing Fine” was my favourite, and I thoroughly enjoyed their cover of “Call Off The Search” which is originally done by Winston Marley.
When the three songs by Winston Marley began, I noticed the reggae influence and enjoyed it, especially “Good As Gold”, which is very upbeat and has a catchy beat. It’s always interesting to hear bands covered other bands, and to see what they do differently on the songs. This was no exception; I greatly enjoyed their cover of “End Up Here”.
Take a listen to this album for something unique and fun. I’m all for more bands getting on this bandwagon and doing split releases, it seems like a lot of fun!
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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 many years ago. 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.