Kill Matilda unleashes #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll
The female-fronted apocalyptic group from Vancouver, B.C., is led by Dusty Exner, an energetic and enigmatic faux-redhead (well at least that’s her hair colour at the moment) with the fiery and fierce attitude to go with it. Her vocals range from soft and low to raucously off the Richter scale.
Dusty’s married to bass player Mykel Exner, who exudes the same attitude and vigor that she does on stage. Known for their antics and profanity, Kill Matilda’s vicious style leaves fans voraciously wanting more.
It’s as if Die Mannequin, The Distillers, The Misfits, and Danzig were all thrown into a blender and out came the inception of Kill Matilda. But they’re doing it harder, faster, and definitely louder. More modernly speaking they share a style with another great rock band from Ontario – The Creepshow.
The six-track album starts off with an aggressive and raw distorted punk style guitar on the first song “Pomegranate,” which immediately turns into a shining example of what the band has to offer in full force. I never understood the “build up” approach to track-listing an album – hit em’ hard, and hit em’ fast.That’s exactly what Kill Matilda does. They hold no punches when it comes to their delivery, and they wouldn’t be the same if they did. Punk Rock comes with an unmistakable “in your face” agenda.
The second track has more of a Nirvana style grunge approach, and like Kurt Cobain, Dusty’s vocals are most exemplified on this tune, as it displays the full range of the frequencies her cords can conquer. I Want Revenge! Is the mantra of this song, and it completely epitomizes the angst that has long fueled the punk scene.
The album just keeps getting faster and harder as the first five songs play through, and like the end of any classic punk EP, there’s a nice little slowed down acoustic rendition called “Geisha With a Switchblade.”
You’re going to love Kill Matilda, you just didn’t know it yet. This is one group to keep an eye out for. They’ve already been playing tours and festivals big and small over the last few years since 2009 from B.C. all the way to QC.
Currently they’re in the midst of a southern Ontario tour that started April 8 in Toronto and continues until April 26 ending in Cornwall, just outside of Ottawa.