Download of the Week: Strangers

I can always, always get behind music that makes me want to punch things. And judging from their photo, lyrics and the way they absolutely thrash, I suspect that five-piece hardcore group Strangers would probably encourage such behaviour. Splitting their time between Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, the band features plenty of spazzy metal breakdowns, guitar acrobatics and some truly awesome distorto-tones.

Therefore, it’s probably a safe bet to bring some earplugs if you were to venture to one of their live shows – and maybe wear something heavy in case of an accidental-but-inspired bludgeoning. And maybe something warm in case it rains because you never know.