Northern Transmissions’ ‘Song of the Day’ is “Blank Stare” by Montreal Duo Solids. The band draw their sound from a huge diet of Dinosaur…Read More
Montreal band Solids went to school with bands from the 90s, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk. Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), the duo has understood that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback effects. A first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, already united fans of chaotic choruses under the banner of their intense rock. A 7” (Fog Friends b / w Blown Out) and a split 7” created with Toronto band Animal Faces have confirmed Solid’s reputation: a rare duo able to reconcile punks, rockers and metalheads. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears, etc), is the band’s first full-length album and will be available on February 18 on Dine Alone Records (Canada).
Today Solids have announced their first release since their debut LP, 2014’s Blame Confusion, the Else EP which will be released on Dine Alone…Read More
Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums) have premiered their new video for Blame Confusion track “Off White” today. Directed by Martin C. Pariseau,…Read More
Solids – Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums) further celebrate the success of their Polaris Music Prize long-listed, debut Blame Confusion by rather fittingly, releasing it on cassette format exclusively via the Dine Alone Records store. The Montreal-based duo recently announced a North American tour beginning in September with select dates supporting Flatliners:Read More
With a nod to 90’s influences like, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk, Solids sublimate their melodies through a wash of distortion and feedbackRead More
Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums) from solids, have announced additional dates, adding to an almost endless tour schedule that has seen Solids on the move since the release of their debut record,Read More
Hailing from Montreal, the energetic duo is comprised of Xavier Germain-Poitres on guitar/vocals and Louis Guillemette on drums/vocals. Although the two-piece outfit is walking a well-trodden path they are still able to add some unique grit to Seattle-style ’90s grunge. Linking up with Dine Alone records for their fourth release,Read More