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Post-punk wunderkinds Wombo has been masterminding psychedelic fairy tales since 2016. Their sophomore album Fairy Rust garnered praise from Pitchfork and UPROXX with a spellbinding fusion of folkloric lyricism and artful distortion. The title track of the band’s latest EP Slab evokes a moody dance floor scored by a funky bass line and scratchy string blasts.


Precise intensity begins to describe Sunforger’s grungey stylings. Every stop-start riff and tense drum hit on the band’s self-titled debut LP — which dropped last year and was supported with a North American tour — is calculated for maximum effect delivering tight blasts of existential anguish. It’s post-punk, post-grunge, post-hardcore, post-everything, and totally refreshing.


Islander indie-psych outfit Neighbourly are reinventing themselves in 2024, and you’re invited for the ride. First, the band dropped Outside 311, a blistering 4-track EP that layered the band’s funky sensibilities overtop of energetic post-punk. Next up is Alla Discoteca, a promised exploration of Italo disco led by the irresistibly groovy single “Rana Toro.”


Psych-pop quartet Sunglaciers lives up to its name with a compelling blend of sunny indie rock and icy post-punk The band has refined its sound across various international tours and memorable festival appearances. Lead single “Cursed” is the otherworldly warning shot for Regular Nature, the group’s third full-length album.

About Sled Island:

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that brings together a community of music, comedy, film and art with over 30,000 attendees in multiple venues across the city. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.

Upon entering a festival venue, the passholder agrees to being photographed, filmed or recorded in that venue, and agrees to the publication, reproduction, distribution and broadcast of all photographs, video or other recordings of the passholder’s voice or likeness without further notice or compensation in any publicity, advertisement or other publication carried-out by, or on behalf of, Sled Island and in perpetuity in any manner and media whatsoever, including print, broadcast or internet.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees must abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy and agree to the code of conduct, 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 Goodstoney First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).