Winnipeg post-punk trio This Hisses unleashed its dark and cinematic sophomore album, Anhedonia, on Feb. 5 with critics swooning over lead Julia Ryckman’s pipes.
Now, the band is ready to share its new music and raw live performance with audiences across their home country.
Recorded in the spring of 2012, Anhedonia is the follow up to the band’s debut album Surf Noir.
The album holds a darkly cinematic, yet decidedly rock n’ roll esthetic, inspired by David Lynch and Wim Wenders as much as by The Stooges and Nick Cave. From songs like Blacksmith, with its condensed punk chords, sweetened by crystalline arpeggios, to the dark murder ballad My Love He Shot A Sparrow, the album is a collection of songs for the jilted, haunted and sentimental.
This Hisses gives a powerful live show as commanding as the music itself.
This Hisses play May 4 at The Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St. with Bloody Wilma, Clunt & The Scrunts and Stolen Organ Family Band.
Tickets are $10 at the door, go to copperowl.ca for more information.