At the end of 2021 we put the spotlight on the best Calgary albums we heard from the year in an attempt to get local folks more acquainted with the amazing talent making music in the city.
One of those acts was punk veterans Julius Sumner Miller, who released a pretty great record last year.
They also happen to be on the lineup of this year’s Sled Island festival, performing what should be a packed and sweaty show at the Ship & Anchor on Wednesday night (June 22 @ 10 p.m.).
Before you start your Sledding, we thought it best to reintroduce them.
Like their music — it’s short, fast and to the point.
WHO ARE YOU?
Julius Sumner Miller – a punk band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
WHAT DID YOU DO IN 2021?
Released our 4th album Try It Out, did three videos, played five live shows, and got a new bass player.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND — IN ONE CLICHE-RIDDEN YET STILL INFORMATIVE PULL-QUOTE FOR US DUMMIES?
Catchy as f**k punk, with rippin’ guitars, bangin’ drums and hooks for days.
WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT OF THE PAST YEAR?
The highlight of the year was coming out of this pandemic a better band than we were going in.
What’s next? Back in the studio in January to record JSM V, so we can be back on (the best of) list next year.