What’s in a name? Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor @sledisland Calgary #YYC #sledisland2016

Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor during Sled Island Music Festival 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada © J. Ashley Nixon

Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor during Sled Island Music Festival 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
© J. Ashley Nixon

What’s in a name? Big Knife/Little Knife

Big Knife/Little Knife. “It resonates with aggression and precision”, said Kevin Jagernauth (guitar & vocals). “The Little Knife is the melodic part that we try and work into our music that drummer, Denise Williams, described as  “post-hardcore that bleeds into a few different things”. We were talking after the band’s show at The Ship & Anchor. Denise offered up a somewhat more domestic explanation for the name.  “I was doing the dishes one night and started thinking, big knife, little knife….what a great name for a band!”. Both explanations count for the band that put out a digital album in April this year appropriately called, for this gig, Anchor Rights, which also comes with some attractive artwork by Nicole Aline Legault. 

Post-hardcore at Sled Island 2016

“It felt really great”, said drummer Denise Williams. “We play in this very specific genre. We don’t often play to a rowdy pub crowd. It was really awesome to play in front of this crowd and have them be so excited”. Kevin jumped in: “The energy in the room was incredible. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience”.

Kevin Jagernauth of Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor during the 2016 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada © J. Ashley Nixon

Kevin Jagernauth of Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor during the 2016 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
© J. Ashley Nixon

While the post-hardcore threesome (which also has David Tckach on bass & vocals) are spread across Canada, residence-wise (in Montreal, Hamilton and Calgary), they came together solidly for their inaugural gig at Sled Island 2016.

For more photos, please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography

Denise Williams of Big Knife/Little Knife playing in the library corner of The Ship & Anchor during the 2016 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada © J. Ashley Nixon

Denise Williams of Big Knife/Little Knife playing The Ship & Anchor during the 2016 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
© J. Ashley Nixon

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