20 Amp Soundchild

Toronto Band 20 Amp Soundchild

Alternative / Indie / Rock

Toronto Band 20 Amp Soundchild

20 Amp Soundchild grew up in Pickering, Ontario; originally forming in 2008 and completing their first album, the self-titled, ’20 Amp Soundchild’ in the summer of 2009.

20amp’s debut EP was recorded and produced at the Pocket Studios in Toronto by Mike Turner of Crash Karma (formerly of Our Lady Peace). In Turner’s words, “I like that they have a sound of their own,” he says. “Nick’s vocals and Justin’s guitar atop David and Ryan’s solid rhythm section add up to more than the sum of their individual parts. Unique chord voicings and melody, to me at least, are the signature of 20 Amp Soundchild. I saw them at the Horseshoe and just knew we could do something good. I’m proud of the EP and even though it was done fast I think the results speak for themselves. I can’t wait for more music from these guys, they’re just finding their voice as a group and I only see them going from strength to strength.”

The songs have made an aggressive push into the indie rock sound while maintaining progressive rock roots and pushing for real pop sensibilities. The highly anticipated EP entitled, “The Others” was released April 19, 2011 and garnered a coveted spot on MTV Drops. The album has sold over 750 units to date.

In the past nine months 20 Amp Soundchild have been featured on Alan Cross’ Explore Music website and MTV.ca, they have showcased during Canadian Music Fest, opened for Hollerado, were awarded the 102.1 The Edge ‘Indie Online Band of the Month’ for June 2011, showcased at NXNE, released their very first music video (for “Naked Silhouettes”), were selected for Indie Week in October and just received a MuchFACT video grant.

The boys recently travelled to Wiarton, ON to compete for a coveted spot at the Wiarton Willie Festival in February 2012. They won this battle of the bands and were awarded with the opening act for a major headliner at the Groundhog Day festivities. In years past, headliners have been April Wine and Big Wreck!

The title of ‘Indie Online Band of the Month’ guaranteed 20 Amp Soundchild a bit of airplay on 102.1 The Edge. As Alan Cross stated, 20 Amp Soundchild are a “Straight ahead radio-friendly rock band from Pickering, Ontario, who have opened for everyone from Kim Mitchell to My Darkest Days.”

The lads have played all over Toronto, in many of the big name venues. 20amp intend on touring in the near future, playing shows across southern Ontario and into Montreal.

What sets 20 Amp Soundchild apart from their peers is their ability to write and perform radio friendly rock/pop tunes while still demonstrating a serious knowledge and fervour for genuine soulful musicianship.

20 Amp Soundchild count the following bands as their musical influences: The Police, Radiohead, Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Broken Social Scene, Kings of Leon, The Arkells, Jack White, Silversun Pickups and Metric, to name a few…


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Take Drugs

Toronto Band Take Drugs

Rock / Punk

Toronto Band Take DrugsIts your fault society..
TAKE DRUGS is the result of good music played by bad people.
A soundtrack to your phone never ringing.
Your bills not being paid on time.
The results you didnt want from the doctor.
Now you turn your head and cough.

True enemies since childhood.
They have seen it all.
Toronto’s TAKE DRUGS are here
to blame everyone but themselves.
Loud, troubled, rock ‘n’ roll played with bad breath and dirty fingernails.

Raised on nothing healthy.
Children of the 70s, teens of the 80s and in various bands in the 90’s are seasoned vets with a lot of meat on their bones.
The early 00s were very decadent… just ask your girlfriend…
and it shows in the power and misery of TAKE DRUGS…

Come with us and go deaf as TAKE DRUGS private hell goes public.


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Take Drugs Bandcamp

CMW Early Bird tix sold-out, but new block + VIP wristbands released


CMWNovember 11, 2011

That’s right….early bird wristbands for Canadian Music Fest are now SOLD OUT.  If you missed it…don’t worry.  You still have one more chance to save.  Another block of wristbands is now available at $45. This is your last chance to buy wristbands at a reduced price before wristbands go to full price. Buy your wristband now and gain your entry to Canada’s largest music festival – March 21-25, 2012 in Toronto.

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Record Label Death: Universal buys EMI for $1.9 billion


emiNovember 11, 2011

Universal Music has bought EMI for a reported $1.9 billion – or, according to CTV/Globe & Mail, a two-part $4.1 billion deal – meaning Universal will now account for a third of all music sales world-wide. The amalgamation represents one less major label on an incredibly shifting scope in the music industry and the decline of major labels.

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Interview with Rocstone


rocstoneBy: Tanya Bailey

November 11, 2011

Rocstone‘s live shows, recordings and five music videos – three of which appeared on MuchMusic – have made him a household name in Toronto’s hip hop community. I had the chance to chat with my friend Rocstone about his accomplishments, the hip hop scene and what we can expect from the emcee’s future projects.

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DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront Centre – Top DJs get the skate party started


djskateNovember 10, 2011

We at Toronto Music Scene are suckers for skating in the winter and, considering last night we made snowman cookies, this seems like a good time to announce Harbourfront’s DJ skate nights. From the release: Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Skate Night transforms the Natrel® Rink into funky skating sessions. Every Saturday night from Dec. 3, 2011 to Feb.18, 2012 (except Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) features a new DJ spinning groovy tunes including house, funk, soul, reggae, soca and pop-rock from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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