Bastard Poetry ready for new full-length album: Download of the Week

Acoustic trio reach top spot on local ReverbNation Alternative charts

Saskatoon’s Bastard Poetry, an acoustic/rock trio, are doing pretty well for themselves.

In addition to having a prominent CBC personality cite them as one of the best band names he has ever heard (Editor’s Note – wish I could track that Tweet down), the trio have become the number one ranked group on ReverbNation’s alternative charts.


Which is kind of hilarious, and awesome, considering the band started as something of a diversion, says front man Alex Shenton.

“We were just a bunch of friends who were all in different bands who decided to make a side project out of basic acoustic material in September 2012-ish,” says Shenton. “Jesse and Jimmy are members of the southern Saskatchewan rock group Three Simple Words. I was a former member of Breaker Breaker! and Mondo Trasho while currently playing bass for the Triplophonics.”

Aside from the classic tried-and-true lyrics about drinking too much, Bastard Poetry veer between acoustic folk punk howling and fuzzy rock jams. With the songs on their ReverbNation page being labeled as ‘demos’, the band has designs on releasing a full-length album in the very-near future.

“We currently have five tracks for our initial album release recorded with another studio date booked for mid-February,” says Shenton. “As far as shows go we are absolutely primed and ready with nothing booked, as our primary focus is to get the album ready to share with the world.

“That being said we would never ever pass up an opportunity to get out there get people dancin’!”