Review | Sage – Procrastinate EP

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Out now via Restroom Records

Rating: 6.5/10

By Kieran Webber

Hidden away in the small logging community of Cochrane, Ontario is an explosive lo-fi, fuzz-pop band Sage, although tucked away in rural Canada they have a huge and fiery sound.

While Sage is a new band, their drummer and lead singer, Eric Paquet, has been writing original music and playing in bands since the age of eleven. Rounding out the lineup are Marc Mercier on Guitar, vocals and Eric Tremblay on Bass.

The band recently dropped their ‘Procrastinate’ EP via Restroom Records, the EP is a collection of dissonant one takes, imagine bedroom recordings that have had some mastering.

The EP opens with ‘Sinking Boats’ a jagged edged pop-punk track that is layered with gritted teeth emotion, flurried by ferocious snarls and deep rooted ryths. This is followed by the sludgy ‘Good Enough’ a self depreciating doom laden track.

The stand out element of Sage‘s music is the unpredictability, although you come expecting the same dampened, fuzz drenched riffs (which are present) the erratic nature of their music has you on edge constantly, half way through a tasty riff the band can stop and throw a curveball and stop it in it’s tracks.

The ‘Procrastinate’ EP is a fantastic start for the newly birthed band, it has a wide range of meaty riffs on offer that is kept fresh by the pained vocals and unpredictable sound and energy that they harness.

Listen to the ‘Procrastinate’ EP here: