Toronto, ON-based four-piece band, Pink Leather Jackets have unveiled a video for their single, “Wasting Time”. The single is off of their upcoming debut EP, Good Love, which is set for release in December. 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, we’re Pink Leather Jackets! We’re from Toronto. We like to eat pizza, drink whiskey, shoot espressos, and play rock’n’roll. Long walks on the beach are fine too but its snowing here right now…
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is a hard-hitting punk-pop-rock party for the ears and the soul… and the eyes if you see us live. Lyrically reflecting the days of our lives and more than likely the days of your lives too, in some way anyway… Sonically maybe you’ll hear a lot of different influences from mainstream and alternative rock but I think our lead vocal tone is a big part of what makes us sound original. Our writing style seeks to keep the listener hooked, dancing, and wanting more. Listen for yourself and let us know what ya think!
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Yes! We’re having our EP release party Saturday, December 14th at Junction City Music Hall in Toronto! We also tend to play all over southern Ontario on a regular basis. This Friday we’ll be in Newmarket, Ontario at Olde Village Free House. You can see all our show listings at www.pinkleatherjackets.com
Our live performance will usually consist of sunglasses, balloons, guitar solos, and chanting. Sexy lead vocals over top of glorious harmonies. Maybe a stage dive or a run across the bar to put a guitar in everyone’s face. It’s a little different every time but always a lot of energy, good tunes, and a hell of a party.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Oof that’s a pretty tough one. “Shed” is super in your face, and aggressive. “Good Love” is in your face but more sexy vibes rather than aggressive. “Wasting Time” is more chill and poppy and hooky. I’d have to gauge the person’s mood and personality in context. All of those songs can turn you on if the timing is right.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Some favourite locals at the moment are Blandlord, No Big Deal, Monowhales, The Anti-Queens, The Crooked, Ready The Prince, Uforia. Some better known Canadian acts we love are PUP, Alvvays, Metric, Tom Barlow, Sloan, honestly now that you got me thinking there’s too many to list! I love Oscar Peterson too, and so many other great Canadian legends.
Friday, Nov 15th, Olde Village Free House, Newmarket
Friday, Nov 22nd, Lionheart Pub, Mississauga
Friday, Nov 29th, Duke & Duchess, Cambridge
Thursday, Dec 5th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, Dec 6th, Lionheart Pub, Mississauga
Thursday, Dec 12th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, Dec 13th, Southside Johnny’s, Etobicoke
Saturday, Dec 14th, Junction City Music Hall, Toronto
Thursday, Dec 19th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, Dec 20th, The Queens Head, Burlington
Saturday, Dec 21st, 5 West Brew Pub, Burlington
Thursday, Dec 26th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, Dec 27th, Olde Village Free House, Newmarket
Saturday, Dec 28th, Olde Village Free House, Newmarket
Friday, January 10th, Hack’s Taps, Kitchener
Saturday, Jan 11th, Oscar’s Roadhouse, Brampton
Friday, Jan 17th, Olde Village Free House, Newmarket
Saturday, Jan 25th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Saturday, February 1st, Eastside Bar, London
Saturday, Feb 8th, The Queens Head, Burlington
Saturday, Feb 15th, Olde Village Free House, Newmarket
Saturday, Feb 29th, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, March 13th, Hack’s Taps, Kitchener
Friday, April 3rd, Shore Grill & Grotto, Port Credit
Friday, April 9th, Eastside Bar, London
Saturday, April 11th, Oscars Roadhouse, Brampton
Saturday, April 25th, The Queens Head, Burlington
Friday, May 15th, Hack’s Taps, Kitchener
Friday, June 5th, Eastside Bar, London
Saturday, July 11th, Hack’s Taps, Kitchener
Saturday, August 1st, Oscars Roadhouse, Brampton
Friday, September 18th, Hacks Taps, Kitchener
Friday, October 16th, 2020, Eastside Bar, London
Saturday, Oct 17th, 2020, The Queens Head, Burlington
Saturday, Nov 14th, 2020, Oscars Roadhouse, Brampton
Friday, Dec 18th, 2020, The Queens Head, Burlington
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.