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'Not A Band' - The Best Thing You've Seen On The Internet Since That Gorilla Waved For A Snack At The Zoo

Yeah yeah, we know... it's confusing. When you give your band a name like Not A Band it's like calling yourself Special Guest or Event Cancelled... it's gonna cause some confusion... especially when you end up on a festival poster.

I guess with this bunch, they're hoping people will turn up to the show expecting anything other than a band, only to be shocked when *poof* a band arrives. Let's just hope the audience didn't come because they specifically don't like bands, eh?

I thought about calling this post, 'Don't Read This'. It's this kind of viral genius that helps 15 second clips of gorillas at the zoo, frantically waving for some idiot to throw another biscuit into the enclosure, go viral.

It's hard to predict what is going to be a success these days. Sometimes it's the opposite of what you might think. And when you think about it even more, it's only a matter of time until we get smart phones to wild gorillas so they can film short clips of each other and upload it to the cloud for all species to enjoy.

Mark Zuckerburg would love that. Just like he loved to encourage musicians to create band pages on his cutting-edge social network, so that he could encourage fans to waste their time following the bands they like. Once all that information was gathered, Zuck executed his 'Kill Culture Make Money Plan'.

To execute said plan, all you have to do is gather a bunch of data and sell it to anyone who will buy. At the same time, you charge the bands to show their content to their own fans who follow. That way, the majority of fans don't see what they want and the bands have to pay for advertising.

"We've got your data baby" - Zuckerburg whispers to himself as he pretends to shave his child-like face in the mirror (despite not a single hair having ever grown on his cyborg chin).

And don't get me started on Spotify, in their emerald castle eating all manner of green themed sliders. Although, when I think about it, given 10 second clips of cars running red lights is our new preferred form of entertainment, I kind of agree with Spotify that musicians deserve to be paid nothing. In fact, musicians should have to pay Spotify a "creation" fee to even consider picking up an instrument.

Don't get me wrong, I am 100% ranting here and it is all rather incoherent. Mainly, I just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention. Sometimes when the winter is on your shoulders, the only thing you can do is bury yourself in art. And that's exactly what we've done here...

Frivol is a banging new track from Not A Band. Yes, getting back on the Not A Band train, we've got a little glitter for your afternoon coffee.

So shut out the rest of the internet for at least four minutes and fifty-nine seconds... if you can indeed go that long without seeing someone react to a burrito being assembled.

So who are Not A Band?

"What started as a carpe diem home-recording project for a duo in quarantine, quickly grew into a cast of friends from different disciplines and perspectives, building on a communal spirit of we’ll try everything once."

We're so stoked to have captured Frivol live from our little bank vault studio in downtown Toronto. We're sure you'll agree that the energy from Not A Band is electric.

There will be another live video from the group coming soon, so if you Subscribe on YouTube they might notify you when the next one is released.

Oh, and you can catch Not A Band LIVE at The Garrison very soon on March 2nd. If you didn't know, The Garrison is now Toronto's undisputed premiere venue, now every other spot in the city has been "cancelled" for various nefarious reasons.

Not A Band Leona Hell

It's a killer lineup that also includes Leona Hell, who will be releasing a new EP, plus Only God Forgives. Don't miss it.

Thanks a bunch for reading.

I'm fine, I promise. Send me memes.

Project Nowhere Is a New Festival Taking Over Toronto

With an interstellar lineup, Project Nowhere arrives in Toronto from 5-7th October.

The multi-venue music experience takes place in the Little Portugal area, featuring a host of local and international artists. It's going to be a time and while weekend passes have sold-out, individual show tickets are on sale right now!

World News will be bringing their synth spaceship to BSMT 254 on Friday Oct 6th accompanied by heavy hitters Phedre, E-Prime and Tony Price (DJ). Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Our very own Your Grandad will be playing that very same night with Crabe and Cinder at The Baby G. So if guitars are more your ting, grab tickets for that show here.

To complete a trio of shows featuring Safe Sounds artists, Theo Vandenhoff performs with Tempers, Talvi and Seulement on Saturday Oct 6th. Tickets for that are available here.

...and if you've not heard the news, check out Vandenhoff's new single and music video now via our YouTube channel or below:

Other than that, there's a whole host of shows you gotta check out including Not A Band on October 5th and Breeze on October 7th. You'll be hearing and seeing more exclusive content from them soon via Safe Sounds so keep those eyes peeled and sign up to our newsletter here.

Learn more and buy tickets via Project Nowhere.

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SS124
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In The Room
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SS123
Pretty
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SS121
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Your Grandad
EP
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SS116
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AMFTK
LP
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Remix Single
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Descenending
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SS107
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SS102
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