…what the score is, ON Blackmail
by Walter Price
Nipping on the heels of their self-titled debut LP (16 September 2022 via Indiestructable Records), Toronto’s own ON drop a crunchy new single “Blackmail” that’ll have fans of both post-punk and post-grunge blowing speakers.
Right in line with their previous single “Underdog”, reviewed here at the GTC, this third release from the forthcoming album has plenty of its DNA intwértwined with sounds once pounded out by the likes of the Pumpkins, Hole, and L7. But, as you’ll quickly realize, this isn’t a band ready to fall into the cookie-cutter footsteps of classic alt-rock. Rather “Blackmail” cements the fact that this trio of killer players is here to forge a whole new era of rock n roll.
This new one is again highlighted by vocalist Lucy Di Santo’s grab you by the throat delivery replete with a spoken word break that adds an almost haunting element to this embracing empowering track. Not to mention all the powderkeg energy Dan Cornelius and Steve Fall provide. All and all, this single is another reason why these rocknrollers have become one of the most exciting outfits to emerge post-pandemic.
You can stream “Blackmail” as well as see its music video, here at the GTC
Band photo via Facebook // Bio quote via Bandcamp
Written by Di Santo, Cornelius, Fall.
Produced by ON & Darius Szczepaniak.
Engineerd by Dew Howard, Darius Szczepaniak.
Mastered by Darius Szczepaniak
Lucy Di Santo
“on is a sonic guitar-based landscape centered around the undeniable chemistry
of its core members featuring Lucy Di Santo (vocals, bass), Dan Cornelius (drums),
and Steve Fall (guitars). Well-crafted songs with an attention to arrangement,
groove and performance a la carte, on sets its sights with a global reach
connecting with an audience that seeks out impactful and genre-defying music“