KNIFEY

Story

Caught up in the haze of mind-numbing 9-5s, gluttonous weekend binges, and a revolving door of failed relationships in Toronto’s west end, KNIFEY was formed by like-minded friends Phil Linton and Max Trinz.  The two guitarists were soon joined by pals Kyle Marcovecchio (bass) and Ammar Karam (drums), filling out the roster.

But, really, life isn’t so bad, and KNIFEY, like so many of us, continually walks the razor’s edge between the dispiriting estrangement of modern social and dating scenes, and the carefree inebriated bliss of mid-twenties inner city living.  At times the rope is tugged further this way or that, but in the end the result is the same: a sonic reflection of what it means to be young and alive today in a city and region that is as much concrete as beach.

In a wash of reverb, the nostalgic longing for the ideal California lifestyle and the often dour reality of urban life are blended into a mélange of surf riff-driven chord progressions.  In frustration, the band’s music calls out for a more simple life free from the tedious complications of the modern world.  In that sense, KNIFEY is, at its core, optimistic, and it is that optimism that is the real driving force behind the band’s sound.

 

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Media

Press

12-01-2017

Check out the new album review of ‘Beached’ by KNIFEY on Eclectic Music Lover!

10-13-2017

KNIFEY & King Park Music tracks included in Alternative Press’ 20 Tracks you need to hear this week!

10-06-2017

KNIFEY’s new LP is up on Punktastic as a Track-by-Track. Head on over to get the full insight!

09-29-2017

KNIFEY’s “Beached’ is now streaming in it’s totality over at the great Pure Grain Audio!

09-29-2017

KNIFEY premiering at idobi Radio! Check out the single ‘Serf’ now.

09-01-2017

Head over to Sound Fiction for a listen to KNIFEY’s new single ‘Summer Girls’.

09-01-2017

Listen to KNIFEY’s ‘Summer Girls’ on Pure Grain Audio!

09-01-2017

Check out what ThePunkSite.com says about KNIFEY’s track ‘Summer Girls’

“Dripping with summer soaked nostalgia, the track is a last stand to the waning days of perpetual sun and a holiday romances.”

08-25-2017

PREMIERE! New KNIFEY track is up on Punknews.org now!

08-07-2017

KNIFEY named Local Artist of the Day at PureGrainAudio.com!

08-07-2017

PunKanormal Activity shares KNIFEY’s new track ‘Rio’. The song is set to appear on their debut LP out Sept. 29th!

07-29-2017

ThePunkSite.com digs into the new KNIFEY track ‘Rio’!

07-29-2017

KNIFEY’s new single is a song for the summer and it premiered today at New Noise Magazine!

04-22-2017

New music from I M U R, KNIFEY, and Fake Shark in the latest edition of #BandsSpotted at Novella Magazine.

03-31-2017

SoundChips reviews the new KNIFEY single ‘Tanlines’.

03-31-2017

KNIFEY bring their summer sounds to Write.Click.Cook.Listen Blog

03-31-2017

New KNIFEY single ‘Tanlines’ included in YabYum Music and Arts Monday roundup!

03-31-2017

Hear the new KNIFEY single ‘Tanlines’ at PunKanormal Activity.

03-17-2017

Hear the new KNIFEY single ‘Tanlines’ at PureGrainAudio.com!

03-17-2017

KNIFEY is back with new single ‘Tanlines’ premiering now at New Noise Magazine!

01-05-2017

Get acquainted with KNIFEY at Clunkmagazine. Debut single ‘Sophie’ out now!

11-11-2016

Debut single from KNIFEY is premiering at Punktastic today!