Published May 02, 2019Following a few years of fiery live shows and a debut EP, Vancouver power-pop punk unit Brutal Poodle is hitting us up with another set of ear-worming brutality. This time, it's with a new 7-inch on prolific hometown imprint Kingfisher Bluez.
Containing the new songs "Crowd Control" and "Low Tide," the two-track release arrives on May 10, but right now, you can already stream it down below.
Taking a break from their time in bands such as SBDC, Jock Tears and Slow Learners, the trio of John Johnston, Karmin Poirier and Dustin Bromley have taken on the themes of escapism, love and self-medication on their latest mini-effort, which follows up Brutal Poodle's 2017 debut EP Long Time No See.
Both tracks were captured by Joshua Wells (Destroyer, Lightning Dust) at the Balloon Factory and mastered by Josh Stevenson at Otic Sound.
In a statement, Johnston offered the following of the band's new KFB release:
I feel like we have stepped it up as a band for this release, both in terms of songwriting and production value. After a couple years into the band, we've had a bit of time to settle in with playing together and I think the band's sound is a little more focused these days. Working with Josh on the songs was a real treat for all of us, he had a lot of really valuable input as a producer and offered some creative ideas that totally shaped the direction of the recordings. I think we kind of wanted someone to "produce" us and Josh had some really great suggestions within the context of our sound and he also added some keys, synth and percussive layers to the tracks we're pretty excited about!
Listen to the release down below and order it here.
Brutal Poodle will be playing a record release show in Vancouver on May 11 at the Red Gate with Monsoon Moon and Corner Boys.