Mad Ones Unleash Gritty Anthems: Toronto's Garage Rock Heroes Drop 'What it Takes' LP

Toronto's music scene pulses with raw energy, and at its heart beats Mad Ones, the purveyors of Trash Pop and Garage Rock. Their latest offering, "What it Takes," released on April 5th, 2024, via Fortune Stellar Records, embodies everything that defines their gritty, unfiltered sound.

The album, Mad Ones' fifth studio venture, delivers ten tracks pulsating with infectious energy and irresistible hooks. Recorded with a live-in-the-studio approach, the record captures the essence of their electrifying performances, seamlessly blending influences from the likes of Ramones, Hendrix, CCR, Nirvana, and The Replacements. Drawing comparisons to the latter, Mad Ones infuse their music with the raw spirit of Toronto's Rock 'n' Roll scene, carving a niche for themselves amidst the city's musical landscape.

In the words of frontman Andrew DeVillers, the band's journey has been marked by both the expected and the unexpected quirks of life on the road. From slippery steel staircases to unconventional tour venues like a rave in Serbia or a roller derby in Alberta, Mad Ones have embraced the unconventional, infusing their music with a palpable sense of adventure.

Managed by DeVillers and his wife, Shiloh Harrison, Mad Ones operate within the vibrant ecosystem of Fortune Stellar Records, a label synonymous with quality and innovation. The band's creative process, often centered around Toronto's Queen St. West, echoes the city's rich musical heritage, drawing inspiration from iconic locales like the former haunt of Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet.

Yet, Mad Ones' reach extends far beyond Toronto's city limits. With a decade-long career under their belt, the band has solidified their status as a global force, sharing stages with renowned acts like The OBGMs, PUP, and Teenage Head. Here Comes The Flood Magazine lauds them as a modern iteration of Big Star infused with the spirit of The Replacements, a testament to their genre-spanning appeal.

As Mad Ones embark on a tour across the UK and Canada in support of "What it Takes," their electrifying live performances promise to captivate audiences old and new. With each riff and lyric, Mad Ones reaffirm their position as torchbearers of authentic, unadulterated rock 'n' roll, leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape.




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