With so many great Toronto bands making international waves, it’s easy to forget that the city has a ton of little-known talent lurking in its dark clubs. Black Hat Brigade is one group that people need to notice.
On the foursome’s solid debut EP, they combine the airy instrumentation of Radiohead with the gritty vocals of Apologies-era Wolf Parade. Saying that, these guys aren’t ready for BSS-style stardom just yet. The talking vocals are too one-dimensional, and they’re way too enamoured of delay guitar. But an accessible indie sound and several intriguing musical ideas make Black Hat Brigade’s future look bright.
Black Hat Brigade rock the Supermarket Friday (July 25).