Is ‘Rock’ music dead? Maybe. Everything’s dead these days: punk, authenticity, the functioning of our socioeconomic system. BLANKS doesn’t pay much attention. They’re too busy crafting grab-you-by-the-scruff songs featuring explosive choruses, melodic bass grooves, blistering drums, and throbbing keyboards to care. Drawing influence from post-punk, new wave, and Britpop, and combining the sounds of Blur, The Stranglers, and Parquet Courts, BLANKS is out to make music to dance to at the end
of the world.
Founded in Toronto in 2017 by three friends jamming in a basement, BLANKS has morphed into a four-piece composed mostly of seasoned underground musicians with years of experience in song writing and performance. They released their latest EP Beyond These Walls in 2020.
OCT 8. 21 - HORSESHOE (TOR) W/ PAUL JACOBS
AUG 4. 21 - HOUNDSTOOTH
FEB 28.20 - GARRISON (TOR) W/YOUNG GUV
JAN 11.20 - HORSESHOE (TOR) EXCLAIM! CLASS OF 2020
NOV 16.19 - LEE'S PALACE (TOR) W/ BAD WAITRESS & DUNE RATS
SEPT 28.19 - MONARCH TAVERN (TOR) W/ BILLY MOON
AUG 29.19 - HORSESHOE (TOR) W/ BOY WONDER
JUNE 21.19 - DSTRCT (GUELPH, ON)
JUNE 10.19 - BOVINE SEX CLUB (TOR) FOR NXNE
JUNE 8.19 - LIVE ON ELGIN (OTTAWA, ON)
JUNE 7.19 - 12 CAT (KINGSTON, ON) W/ LAPS
MAY 9.19 - HORSESHOE (TOR) W/ KING KHAN FOR CMW
MAR 2.19 - HORSESHOE (TOR) W/ THE FAME
OCT 4.19 - LEE'S PALACE (TOR)
"monochromatic post-punk" - EXCLAIM!