Grimelda has elevated beyond Earth-bound terms like “time-signature” and “tempo.” In their place, the Saskatoon art-punk duo fills venues with pinballing arrangements that rebound in unpredictable angles. Simultaneously precise and unhinged, calculated and chaotic, Grimelda is an auditory enigma that exists outside of our mortal plane.
Made up of members of Adolyne and Hidrangea, Soul Mates present a melodic take on classic hardcore with hollered vocals and riffs for days. The group’s dynamism is showcased expertly on double-single “Not Found,” where “A Pointed Quiet” shows off the band’s furious side, and “Calm During the Storm” features the band’s more-patient mastery of mood.
Chunder Buffet is a frenzied food fight of stomping riffs and hedonistic attitude. On Lemon Sleazy, the band pens a sinister love letter to trashy glamour with wailing feedback and unnerving bass lines. 2023 has seen the band roar back to life and bring strutting style back to mosh pits across the prairies.
Grey Light District
It’s always impressive when three instruments can make so much damn noise. It’s an interesting blend of noise, too; a touch of disheveled prog with confrontational vocals that might send one back to the screamo scene of the early aughts. With members of KEN Mode, the Moas, and the New Jacobin Club, Grey Light District brings the finest rock ‘n’ roll Saskatchewan has to offer.
About Sled Island
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival taking place June 21 – 25, 2023. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees agree to abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.
Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Please note: This is an 18+ event.