Four friends joined together to making music to beg, scream, and shout to. We bring the healing power after the fall from grace. Four souls on bended knees asking forgiveness for the harmonious din and nightly sins. Redemption is always around the corner Shout with us. Be forgiven. Be saved. Go home cleansed and stained. The hangover is your choice.
It’s not uncommon to find charismatic X-Shikasta front man soul-belter / bassist Russ Fernandes in the audience on bended knee, guitarist / keyboardist David Viva leaping from the bar or surfing the crowd, Adam Burnett raking his six string and vocal chords over the coals and Lee Rogers condemning the skins in a blinding sweat. This same energy is put into writing each song. They are all about the music and believe that without a good song, the spectacle means little. The band is only satisfied when every hand in the place comes together on the one and every voice is singing the hook.
In the summer of 2010, “Self Control” was recorded. Produced and mixed by Can-rock legend Ian Blurton and recorded in co-engineer Lee Rogers’ studio, “Self Control” delivers thirteen hook-drenched tracks cycling hope, despair and redemption. Recorded entirely to analog tape – mostly live off the floor – and performed on a mass of vintage gear, the groves are both brash and bold. Bulldozing bass, visceral guitar riffs, textured keys, beats to and from the gut, sweet harmonies and a voice seeking salvation, “Self Control” was released at the Silver Dollar in Toronto on October 22nd, 2010 and is now available on vinyl and digital download.
Band MembersRuss Fernandes -- bass, guitar, vocals
Adam Burnett -- guitar, bass, vocals
David Viva -- guitar, keyboards, vocals
Lee Rogers -- drums, vocals, technical