Toronto rock veterans Lowest of the Low released their sixth studio album, Welcome to the Plunderdome, today. The band is currently on tour, with a nearly-sold out Toronto stop tonight at Danforth Music Hall.
Stream Welcome to the Plunderdome below.
The band’s current lineup has been performing together for the past six years and features frontman/principal songwriter Ron Hawkins, core members Lawrence Nichols (guitars, vocals, harmonica, keyboards) and David Alexander (drums), and bassist Greg Smith (The Weakerthans) and guitarist/vocalist Michael McKenzie.
Hawkins touted Lowest of the Low’s current status as “full of piss and vinegar.”
“Not since the early days of The Low 1.0 has the band felt so tight as a unit, all cylinders firing in the same direction,” Hawkins stresses. “It is just a great hang. Everyone has the freedom to play what they want to play and arrange together, and in our regular Monday rehearsal sessions we are now writing songs together. We go, ‘let’s just fuck around and act like teenagers!'”
New single “Hey Kid (You Got Soul” is a ska-inspired cut accompanied by a horn section courtesy of the Legitimizers, featuring saxophonist Ruhee Dewji, Stephen Dyte on trumpet, and trombone via Christian Overton. The song also features a video directed and shot by Lowest of the Low drummer David Ray Alexander.
Catch Lowest of the Low live tonight in Toronto at Danforth Music Hall. Limited tickets remain.