Kevin Jagernauth of Big Knife/Little Knife performs at The Ship & Anchor during the 2016 Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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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”.
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.
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