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Heavy on the melody and riffs, We’re Doomed’s second EP How To Destroy Something Beautiful promises polish and progressive rock

click to enlarge We're Doomed are handy in the kitchen. - RYAN RITCHIE
  • We're Doomed are handy in the kitchen.
  • Ryan Ritchie

T>outing themselves as a "groovy but heavy assault on progressive rock," Halifax band We're Doomed is releasing their second EP How To Destroy Something Beautiful on October 2. After a long hiatus from recording after their first EP, Like A Machine, in July 2011, and one Warped Tour into their career, We're Doomed is treating us to a set of six heavy, melodic, polished tracks.

Featuring Simon Outhit on guitar, Scott Tiller on drums and Mike Andrews on bass, the EP is available now to stream at Produced by Jon Epworth and mixed by Matt Bayles, Outhit says the toughest part of making the album were the time constraints. "We only really had six days to record everything from drums to vocals with Jon so it was pretty down to the wire," he says.

Always heavy on the percussion, this EP feels a little more accessible than their last, alternating between soft harmonic bridges and jarring guitar riffs paired with lots of sing-screaming. "With this release we tried to be more mindful of the actual construction of the songs as a whole, rather then strewing riffs together," says Outhit. "Although I guess we're still pretty guilty of that this time around."

We're Doomed is playing two shows this week to celebrate the release of the new album. Between an all-ages show at the Pavilion and a later show at Michael's (with Glory Glory, Old Blood and more, 10pm, $8), you could catch them twice in one day. If September 29 doesn't work for you, We're Doomed is touring all over the Maritimes until November, including the Pop Explosion.

What's next for We're Doomed? "Writing for a full-length, and touring," says Outhit. With its band members still in their early 20s and chock-full of talent, We're Doomed's future is looking promising.

We’re Doomed w/Pharoahs, PITH, Forward Unto Dawn, Saturday, September 29 at The Pavilion, 6816 Cogswell, 5:30pm, All ages, $6


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