By: Amanda Hather
EP – Youth Culture
Download Link – To Be Added
Release Date – January 23rd, 2016
Genre – Rock
Toronto three-piece band Bad Girls is made up of Andrew Silvestro (vocals, bass), P.J. Herrick (drums) and Jordan Pinto (guitar, vocals). Hailing
from Toronto, the three released their debut EP ‘Youth Culture’ on January 23rd, 2016. The band, founded by Silvestro in late 2014, teamed up with producers Japeth Ryan Maw and Ian Smith to create the five track release.
The EP, which was available for streaming on exclaim.ca prior to the release date, garnered over 700 plays in a few days. Throughout the EP the music and vocals have a somewhat rawer sound to them compared to other bands. Personally, I highly enjoy when songs have a bit of an edge to them
and this EP displays that perfectly. “Try” opens the EP with a fast pace and leaves you wanting to dance along to the music. Although “Bad Girls”
is a bit slower compared to the previous song, “Wasted Teenagers” picks up the pace again before leading into “Not to Blame”, a song with slower acoustic guitar and somewhat softer vocals and even a bit of harmonica. Definitely the slowest song on ‘Youth Culture’, but it still leaves the
listener swaying along wanting more. “Body Buzz” closes out the EP with a bang, picking up the beat and will have you moving along in no time.
This EP is a solid debut from Bad Girls and will surely have the band gaining a lot of attention. Even though it is only five tracks long, it
shows off the talent that the musicians have and will leave you craving more. You’re going to want to keep an eye out for this band in the future because if their future releases are anything like ‘Youth Culture’, this will not be the last you hear of them.
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.