Kitchens & Bathrooms

Kitchens & Bathrooms



Kitchens & Bathrooms were an indie math punk rock band formed in early 1998 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.[1] Notable members of the band were Phil Williams (guitar, vocals), Lee Penrose (drums, vocals), Adrian Murchison (bass). Past players who spent time in the band, of varying significance, are: Matt David (guitar, vocals) a founding member who wrote much of their early material and features prominently on their first album; The Sourkeys' Mike Mercey (drums); Chris Gallimore (bass); and, Marco Bressette (guitar).

Their first album, Thousand Yard Stare, was produced by the now deceased guitarist for the popular Canadian band Junkhouse, Dan Achen. Achen (Feist, City and Colour, The Marble Index) was also a Catherine North Studios cofounder and producer. Thousand Yard Stare is a melodic, spacey, heavy-pop introduction to the band. Most songs being written prior to members' 18th birthdays, it has a youthful spirit while also portraying teenage angst both lyrically and musically.[2] After the band experimented with filling the guitar role of the departed Matt David, it continued as a three-piece and signed a record deal with Sonic Unyon. The next two releases by Kitchens & Bathrooms were produced by Daniel L. Burton (Ativin, Early Day Miners) in Bloomington, Indiana.[3] The first of the two Sonic Unyon releases Utter a Sound [4] is a heavy, while still being melodic, snapshot of the band in aesthetic transition during an era in which math-rock was gaining popularity in Southern Ontario.[5] Shortly after releasing the 2003 album Vehicles Beyond, a softer and more focused album, the group disbanded.

Kitchens & Bathroomsplayed their final show at the 2003 Sonic Unyon Christmas Party, a party that they had also played, along with Broken Social Scene, Warsawpack and Cursed, the year prior.[6] on December 12, 2003.[7] In 2006 they reunited for a single show at The Casbah in their hometown of Hamilton.[8]

Phil Williams and Adrian Murchison went on form the band The Inflation Kills, with Matt Fleming and Nicholas Daleo of fellow Hamilton band Hoosier Poet. The Inflation Kills toured across Canada after releasing one, self-titled, album with TikTokTikTok MUSIC! (distributed by Sonic Unyon). After The Inflation Kills disbanded in the late 2000s, Adrian Murchison went on to form, front, and tour with the band Pneumatic Transit, featuring Hoosier Poet and Inflation Kills drummer Nic Daleo.[9]



Vehicles Beyond
Vehicles Beyond is an album by musical group Kitchens & Bathrooms, released on July 29, 2003.
Utter a Sound
Utter a Sound is an album by musical group Kitchens & Bathrooms, released on July 16, 2002.

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