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New band on the Job in Lethbridge

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Toronto punk band the Job visit the Slice, July 20.
 Toronto pop-punk band “The Job” are prepared to do the job right, if  bringing back the spirit of British  pop/ punk like the Clash, Buzzcocks and XTC is the job at hand. They’ll be working hard at the Slice with the Crosstown Rivals, Monday night at the Slice.
“We’ve only done for or five  day tours around Ontario and the eastern United States. This is our first Cross Canadian tours,” said guitarist /vocalist Nyles  Miszczyk, whose voice on record sounds like he is from London, England rather than London, Ontario.
 “That’s the way I learned to sing,”  he laughed.
“That’s where I got my chops — by listening to XTC, the Buzzcocks and  the Clash, it (the British singing accent) just comes naturally, ” he continued.
“When I sing in my natural Canadian accent, it just doesn’t sound right. It (British punk-pop) is definitely the stuff  we’re influenced by,” he said.
The members of the Job, who are all 26 years old, all hold down day jobs and had to take time off from them to do their first Canadian tour. They have a long drive to begin their tour in Winnipeg, July 15 before they play the Slice with the Crosstown Rivals.
They formed in London, Ontario in 2007 and decided to make the move to the big city shortly after. It turned out to be a good move as they just signed a deal with Hi Hat Records.
“It’s a really exciting time for underground music in Toronto,” he said adding the Job’s music has struck a chord with  everyone from punks to rappers in Toronto. He is looking forward to the tour, if only to spread the Job’s music as well as getting some great tour stories.
“I can’t wait, years ago I drove out to Banff, but I’ve never been to Lethbridge. People say you have to play the Slice and Lethbridge because they treat you right there,”  he enthused.
— Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 17 July 2009 14:29 )  
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