Photo Credit: David Mcdonald
Oshawa, ON-based pop-punk band, Poor Judgement released their EP, The Fallout earlier this year. Today, we are happy to premiere the official video for “A Month Ago”, which was directed by Trent Vallance. Trent shares,
“The video just kind of happened. Their energy on stage was great and made it flow so perfectly”
Check the video out below, along with our newest segment of Five Questions With to find out more about Poor Judgement.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
What’s up?! We’re Poor Judgement; a four piece pop-punk/alternative band founded in 2016. We’re based out of Oshawa, just outside Toronto, Ontario. We have all have been friends for 10+ years and have been playing music on our own for just as long. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that we decided to bring it all together and start something. In the summer of 2017, we began recording our debut EP titled, The Fallout. It was just released earlier this year on January 20th and we are stoked to finally share a piece of us with everyone. The Fallout is something that comes from pushing past difficult situations in your life or overall “falling out” of situations with people in our lives; it’s something we all experience!
A common question is where our name comes from? So, Poor Judgement actually comes from something we tend to carry as individuals and yes that is, poor judgement. We naturally have an urge to judge based on what we see and hear, rather than what we actually know. We’re all about pushing past negativity in your life and focusing on what matters, and lastly not allowing the opinions of others to stop you from obtaining whatever it is that you want to do in life. What does Poor Judgement mean to you?
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
We like to describe our music as in-your-face punk, emotional ballads and relatable- lyrics. Its heavy hitting and upbeat, but we also have that more chill side to us, ya know? When you listen to our tracks you’ll notice we have a lot to say and usually each song tells a story. The story of our EP is essentially a story of the conflict, the decisions, the breakup, the realization and the closure. We write music in hopes that someone will be able to relate to it, just like we do. As for our writing style, I think we’re still trying to figure it out, honestly. Our ideas come from multiple places, whether it starts with a beat, a solid lead riff, or a catchy melody. All of our songs have been written in different ways, but we’re cool with it!
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have a couple upcoming shows in our area and the rest are still TBA. We’ll be supporting LETDOWN at The Moustache Club in Oshawa on March 31st and on April 21st we’ll be at the Opera House in Toronto! As for our shows, we love to put on a good one. High energy all the way through and capturing. Energy is everything to us because it feeds through to the crowd. If everyone feels involved and a part of it with us, that’s all that matters. We like to have a good time.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
If we had to choose one of our songs for a new listener to hear, it’d be Bittersweet. It’s the last song off of our EP and by far the most dynamic. It’s got the in-your-face aspect which is seen through a catchy verse melody and a hard-hitting chorus, as well as the emotional side through the chill rolls in the bridge to the soft lyrics and melodies that bring it back up to a killer ending. We feel it’s the type of song that will make you want to go back and hear the full EP!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
There are so many amazing Canadian artists and bands that influence us- the list is endless. To start we are huge fans of Alexisonfire, Billy Talent, The Hip, Matt Good, Crown Lands, Dizzy, Finger 11, Three Days Grace, Rarity, The Glorious Sons and so many more upcoming acts.
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.