The Godfathers of Fredericton punk unveil a few plans for the coming year including a new album and dates in Quebec and Ontario.
With a new album in the works, Fredericton’s Neighbourhood Watch are starting to plot 2018 performances. To get the year started, the band will hit the road in March for shows in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
“We are really stoked to play some shows outside of the Maritimes again with a new album in hand,” said guitarist Ciaron Lewis. “This time we are going out as a five piece. Announcement to come on the fifth member. We are also planning some dates for southern Ontario in the summer and more dates in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as well.”
The group are currently recording their first new tracks in more than 25 years. A few photos from the recording sessions have been posted on the band’s Facebook page.
Neighbourhood Watch are one of New Brunswick’s longest running punk rock institutions. Formed in the mid-1980s, the band helped pave the way for an entire generation of New Brunswick underground music fans through touring and networking with bands in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario.
Primarily active between 1985 and 1988 with a few short-lived reunions during the 1990s, the band’s original members reunited in 2015 for a 30 year anniversary tour. Founding members Grant Forsythe and Ciaron Lewis lead the band’s present day lineup along with drummer Junior Bennett and bassist/guitarist Aaron Young.
March 28th – Ottawa – House of Targ
March 29th – Ottawa – TBA
March 30th – MTL – TraXide Bar | View Event
March 31st – Quebec City – Le Scanner Bar