Excuses Excuses / Catch Me If You Can EP
Release Date: June 1, 2018
All songs by Excuses Excuses
Produced by Justin Meli
at Chalet Recording Studio, Uxbridge ON
Genre: Modern Rock / Punk
Overflowing with attitude, energy, and hooky riffs, Excuses Excuses is a punk rock band from Toronto, Ontario. On its sophomore EP, Catch Me If You Can, the trio comprised of guitarist/vocalist Kyle Wilton, bassist Trevor Bowman and drummer Jason Nicoll build on the creative foundation laid down on their 2016 five-song debut release Frame Of Mind, and the ensuing year spent honing the band’s incendiary live show.
Catch Me If You Can’s six songs also mark a coming of age of sorts for Excuses Excuses, as—having left their teenage years behind—the band delves into more complicated lyrical themes and, by extension, an overall harder hitting sound. Recorded at Chalet Studio north of Toronto with producer Justin Meli and drum consultant Jordan Gaultier (YC Drum Company), the songs took shape around Nicoll assuming a full-time role in the band and represent the first true examples of Excuses Excuses’ uncanny ability to balance raw power with impeccable melodicism.
Although there has been much concern about the decline of the electric guitar within the overall music scene, Excuses Excuses are eager to join the ranks of Canadian bands such as July Talk, PUP, and The Dirty Nil proudly cranking it up to 11 on the international stage. Catch Me If You Can is their entry into that conversation, and now that they are on their way, there will be no looking back.