Neuroleptix are the latest group to carry Saint John’s punk rock torch. Join the band at McGill’s this Thursday to celebrate the release of their debut EP, Say Your Prayers.
There’s a lot to like about the debut EP by the Saint John-based punk band Neuroleptix. Say Your Prayers is a fine introduction to the latest addition to that city’s admirably edgy music community. (That’s not to say every musician from Saint John has edge, but it’s not to say they don’t either.)
Going back to the roots of hook laden punk rock in the vein of The Damned or The Buzzcocks, Neuroleptix share five punchy, driving songs that demand you play them loud. Hello summer soundtrack!
And as if we needed another reason to envy the collaborative spirit of Saint John’s music scene, Say Your Prayers draws together a lot of familiar characters. The band is made up of brothers Mel and Mikey Theriault who handle bass, guitar and vocals respectively, drummer Will Jordan, and Gavin Downes (Little You, Little Me/Balaclava) on guitar and vocals. To top it off, these songs were recorded by Geoff Smith (Tooth & The Fang/Little You, Little Me) in the band’s practice space perfectly capturing all the low-fi intensity of an old school basement demo tape.