Sunday 4 December 2016


GenresPunk / Rock / Hardcore / Emo / Emotive Hardcore / Screamo / Skramz
Related artists?.
CountryEdmonton, Alberta CANADA
Years Active2015-present
Song: "This Floating World"
Album: "3-Way split"
Year: 2016
For fans ofLa Luna, Bright Calm Blue, Pepi Rössler, La Dispute, Saetia, Shirokuma, Pluum, Vi Som Älskade Varandra Så Mycket, Cerce, Suffix, Terry Green, The Reptilian, To Dream Of Autumn and Trachimbrod aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Pint Sized Records / Too Far Gone Records / Rubaiyat Records / Never Better Records / Santapogue Media / Chainsaw To The Bass Records / Driftwood Tapes
This post's artist is from the November 2016 Mix. This is track #5.
You can download: the November 2016 Mix#11 right here or get the new December 2016 Mix#12 here.

In early-mid 2015 I was contacted by a Canadian screamy emo band rooted in Edmonton, Alberta by the name of I HATE SEX about helping with their debut LP 'Circle Thinking'. I liked it, but wasn't blown away. Fast forward to a couple of months back and I was asked to premiere their '3-way split' with Black Knight Satellite and Algae Blooms (linked here) and after jamming the I HATE SEX track quite a few times I revisited the LP. My revelation was quick and simple - I HATE SEX is awesome. I then purchased the remaining material (a split with Low Level and two demo songs) and dropped the band on last month's mix.

I HATE SEX is a very interesting concoction of playful instrumentals that are never heavy, which balance the jarring and the bouncy as well as the jangly and the melodic, all with a driving, nervous foundation of screamy very well written vocals. There are also some excellent backup vocals that are very reminiscent of La Dispute, which are most notable in "One By Metallica" and also really carry the final half of the extremely chill "This Floating World".  "I Fucking Hate Sports" has a mad 80s vibe with those guitars and "Old New Girlfriend" begins like The Reptilian. "One By Metallica" is dancey as fuck from the get-go and I'd probably go ballistic to this tune live. "You + Me = Slipknot" is a dreamy trip that mixes passionate screams, prodigious bass and guitars from deep space into one of the best tracks on the record. "San Francisco" is another excellent song with a guitar tone that will seep into your unconsciousness which you should definitely check out, as I've embedded a live video of I HATE SEX ripping it up in Japan in this paragraph.

I asked vocalist Nicole if she would like to say a few words about the she did:

"There aren't enough words for our Japan Tour.  Everything about it was more than we expected. The people we met all through the country were amazing, everyone was so kind and hospitable. We toured with the Japanese band Ilill and Swedish band Shirokuma and their songs are still stuck in our heads. We fit 9 people in a 6 person cargo van, in +36 degree. We played 9 shows, in 7 different cities and towns. We ate mostly rice balls and curry - like i said there just isn't enough words to describe how fantastic this tour was, I think you just have to live it.

Since we returned from tour, we have been working hard at writing our new LP as well as putting out strong feelers for an EU tour this spring. The work never stops"



2014 - Demos cassetteEP (stream/buy here)

2015 - Circle Thinking cassette/12"LP (steam/buy here)
2015 - Low Level split cassetteEP (stream/buy here)

2016 - 3-Way split (w/Algae Blooms & Black Knight Satellite) cassetteEP (stream/buy here)


(2016) I HATE SEX - "This Floating World" (from '3-Way' split)

(2015) I HATE SEX - "You + Me = Slipknot" (from 'Circle Thinking')

(2015) I HATE SEX - "One By Metallica" (from 'Circle Thinking')

(2015) I HATE SEX - "San Francisco" (from 'Circle Thinking')

(2015) I HATE SEX - "Old New Girlfriend" (from 'Low Level' split)

(2015) I HATE SEX - "Sleep Paralysis" (from 'Demos')


I HATE SEX additional links


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