Medictation (the supergroup featuring members of The Sainte Catherines and Leatherface) have announced a very short run of dates through Canada.
The tour follows the release of their Warm Places LP via Paper + Plastick earlier this year. Grab your copy (digital/vinyl/CD) here.
As you may know, the Warm Places album was Dickie Hammond’s final work. As such, Medictation are delighted to confirm that Greg Robson (Bear Trade) shall assume guitar duties and join the band on the tour.
In 2008, Leatherface, landed on the shores of Canada to begin their Stormy Petrel World Tour. In support of this leg of the journey was Yesterday’s Ring, a rag tag of Montreal mongrel punks headed by the charismatic lead singer Hugo Mudie who, also happened to be the frontman for The Sainte Catherines.
The tour was both planned and executed by Leatherface’s bass beast Graeme Philliskirk, and Yesterday’s Rings’ lead vocalist Hugo Mudie, whose extensive knowledge of the Canadian punkcircuit helped both bands step up for memorable tour for all involved.
The mutual affection and appreciation for each other’s music and DIY approach led to both parties, continuing together for the final leg of the American tour! This in turn led to the pair becoming firm friends and in one well-oiled, inebriated night led to each other promising that both should one day work together again.
Following the fallout from the demise of both Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines in 2012, it wasn’t until the summer of 2013 that the pair re-established contact.
Meanwhile, Graeme also crossed paths with ex-Leatherface guitarist Dickie Hammond and within minutes of catch-up banter, both expressed an interest in playing music again. Somehow, some way, no matter what.
Hugo, also included his old friend Fred Jaques, guitarist and drummer Julien Blais of The Sainte Catherines to complete the lineup.
Two generations of punk rockers from both sides of the Atlantic come together for a monster and unique collaboration in the name of Medictation, to offer their first recording, Warm Places…. Their crazy idea becomes a reality!
Medicatation Tour dates:
July 29 – Rouyn-Noranda @ Cabaret de la Derniere Chance
July 30 – Toronto @ Smiling Bhudda
July 31 – Montreal @ L’Eso
August 1 – Ottawa @ House Of Targ
August 2 – Quebec @ L’Anti
Rock Hard \m/