We asked Joe Chamandy and Isle Kramer of Kappa Chow for an interview and they instead opted to from a new group, as well as write and perform a new song.  The Freezee’s are Brendan Allison, Lucy Niles, Joe Chamandy, Isle Kramer and James Anderson.

Tell us about the Freezee’s

 It all started a couple of years ago, way back in the swamp….it was sort of like, i don’t know…a bet. or a dare. Truth or Dare.  We didn’t want to tell the truth so this was the dare.

When did the Freezee’s start?

Back in ‘85 – we were actually the first  band to put out a Compact Disc, before that we were strictly a live band.

The Freezee’s – is that from the ice cream?

 No, it’s free zee’s, like you get a free nap. it’s a dual on-ton-der.  It’s spelled F-R-E-E-Z-E-E-’S. No ‘“i.” Four E’s.

What’s the story behind the Freezees?

There was lots of political turmoil and disco and we were Punk rock and then the Sex Pistols copied us and then we started this whole thing when really it was just about having fun and rocking out and guacamole chips but then thing that happened was that all these posers were misguided and thought it was about politics and the establishment and they got it all wrong.

What’s the first CD you bought with your own money?

Brendan: Nirvana, Iron Maiden.

Lucy: I remember getting the Backstreets boys on tape and being disappointed because I thought tapes were lame.

James: The Smurfs and Pac Man

What’s your favourite kind of ice cream?

Joe: Oh, that’s easy…Peanut Butter Chocolate.  But I’m not talking about, like, chocolate chips in peanut butter ice cream, I’m taking about chocolate ice cream with chunks of peanut butter.

James, Ilsa: Chocolate Mint

Lucy:The Birthday Party ice cream at Sassy’s has real pieces of birthday cake in it.

Brendan: I love Vanilla.


Halifax’s Monomyth have released a new video for Patsy from their upcoming album on Mint Records Saturnalia Regalia!  Beautifully shot by Dog Day’s Seth Smith.  The video fits into a beautiful, awkward and weird world influenced by David Lynch of a father celebrating his daughters marriage to her mirror/diamond encrusted husband-to-be.   The song itself is a nod to 50’s love songs: jangle guitars, hushed velvet haromonizes.

From Mint Records – Monomyth is a crown jewel in the court of the crimson and clover. The Halifax four-piece carries on the hallowed East Coast tradition of jangleophile pop with a smirking sense of humour, stadium-sized hooks, and starry-eyed harmonies from the barbershop of broken dreams.

Saturnalia Regalia! will be released on July 22.