Five Questions With Killer Virgins

Toronto, ON-based band, Killer Virgins will be releasing their new EP, Reboot on September 20, 2019. In advance of the release, the band has unveiled a lyric video for their single, “Karate Girl”. Check out the video below and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hey there, we’re Killer Virgins, an indie-rock band based in Toronto. We’re excited to be releasing our new EP “Reboot” on September 20th and to be sharing our single/lyric video “Karate Girl” with Canadian Beats readers! We’re made up of Sam Weinstein, our singer/songwriter/guitarist, Gabriel Corindia, our drummer/producer, and Nathan Price, our bassist/graphic designer.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our style is a mix of indie rock with the rawness of garage and punk. Our influence pulls from classic punk acts like the Sex Pistols and the Dead Kennedys, the musicality of grunge rockers Nirvana and Hole, along with post-punk revival bands of the 2000s like the Arctic Monkeys and garage rockers the White Stripes and the Hives. We love writing songs that are raw and fun, with great grooves, catchy riffs, and tongue-in-cheek lyrics.

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 few upcoming shows in Toronto right now, one on October 4th at ‘Sneaky Dee’s’, and another for the League of Rock event at ‘Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret Lounge’ on November 20th. We had planned on booking a tour to accompany the album release, but our bassist Nathan is taking a leave of absence right now to recover from an injury, so we’re looking to fill his shoes before arranging a tour. Look out for an Ontario + Montreal tour in the fall.

For someone who’s never seen us play, I would describe our shows as electrifying and unpredictable. We love pulling stunts, wearing new costumes, and doing the unexpected. We’ll usually pull off a new cover song every time people come to see us, just to keep things interesting.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Karate Girl – it’s a great example of what we’re all about. The song is explosive and really just a lot of fun, with a great beat and a catchy riff. Karate Girl is about the untapped power inside all of us, waiting to burst forth and take the world by storm. We hope it can be someone’s pump-up song!

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Oof, too many to count… Mother Mother, Arcade Fire, PUP, July Talk, Death from Above 1979, Metric, Attica Riots, Toronto up-and-comers Monowhales, just to name a few!

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