DEBUT ALBUM + BONUS EP
TOURING THE UK NOW
“A modern-day take on Protex or The Undertones” – Terminal Boredom
“Magic” – Maximum Rock And Roll
“Jerry Lewis meets the Buzzcocks” – Exclaim! magazine
“The Tranzmitors sound like they were born nailed to their instruments. Wow.” – Razorcake.org
Canadian punk/power/pop five-piece The Tranzmitors arrive in the UK in August for their first European tour and the release of their debut album on the recently-revitalised and always-notorious Stiff Records.
Discovered on a Stiff trade mission to Vancouver, BC, the band have been ripping it up over there with a stream of 7” vinyl singles and gigs that have delivered a canny ‘07 take on classic guitar pop punk. As Razorcake.org says, it’s like “getting a call from 1977: Buzzcocks, Gang of Four, Undertones, Jam, all hanging on one line, but cross-switched to (2007) without losing clarity, without static…”
Their debut album appears in the UK on Stiff and in Canada on Deranged Records, home of notorious hardcore outfit Fucked Up. Deranged also brought the world the first Tranzmitors release, along with other 7” single output that is compiled on the bonus CD EP.
24 September 2007 - Stiff Records.
Cat no.: CDSEEZL68
10-track album plus four-track bonus CD of previously 7” vinyl-only singles
T O U R D A T E S
THE TRANZMITORS IN THE UK 2007
16 August: Horse & Groom, London
17 August: Youth Centre, Guildford
18 August: Club 85, Hitchin
19 August: Moot, Newcastle
20 August: TBC
21 August: The Dungeon, Brighton
22 August: Korova, Liverpool
23 August: TBC
24 August: Dirty Water Club, London
w/ The Despondents & Silver Bug
25 August: TBC
Vancouver five-piece The Tranzmitors came together in 2004 to continue where The Buzzcocks, The Undertones and The Exploding Hearts left off.
Bryce Dunn (drums)
Mike Flintoff (vocals, bass)
Jeffrey McCloy (vocals, guitar)
Jarrod O’Dell (vocals, keyboards)
Nick Thomas (vocals, guitar)
All five had previously played in a variety of punk and power pop outfits in and around Vancouver including The Smugglers, The New Town Animals and The Parallels. Enough heritage for Exclaim magazine to note they “were dubbed a supergroup from the beginning.” As The Tranzmitors, they have played alongside the likes of The Clorox Girls, The Spits, The Pointed Sticks and Fucked Up.
“Most people don't have the balls to even try making music this perfect and catchy,” says Seeing Eye Records’ Sir Teddy. “It’s pretty clear why this band is appreciated by punks, hipsters, and garage-geeks alike...”
On stage, The Tranzmitors have “a stage presence similar to a band like Cheap Trick in their prime,” reckon Exclaim magazine, “complete with epic guitar solos and infectious sing-alongs.” As another US review said of a January 07 show, “the group put out enough straight-from-the-garage energy to make you wonder what you ever saw in The Hives.”
Before signing to Stiff, the band released a sting of 7” singles on Canadian indie labels like Cat Call, La Ti Da, Seeing Eye and Deranged, home of notorious Toronto hardcore act Fucked Up.
Terminal-Boredom.com called Bigger Houses, Broken Homes – their debut 7” – “two doses of anthemic UK-influenced punk,” loving the A-side’s “aggressive yet melodic punker” while Exclaim! loved the B-side for being “equally revved up, chewing and spitting in a reverie of anthemic shouts. Unabashedly ready to embrace a wilder energy and swallow it whole…”
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