Fashionism is the bubblegum glam of the early ’70s played by people who like late ’70s U.K. punk so much that it has poisoned everything they do in the best possible way. With members of Tranzmitors, New Town Animals, the Jolts, and Pretty Vanilla, the band is a campy concoction of classic Canadian punk (Pointed Sticks, Modernettes), British mod-revival + pub rock (The Jam, The Boys, Eddie and the Hot Rods), and stompin’ glam-jams (Sweet, the Equals).
What do you love about being in a band?
We’re all great friends, and we have a lot of fun together. Plus, we love the music we’re creating, the opportunities music brings to us, and the community we are connected to because of it. We’ve all been in bands since we were teenagers and can’t imagine life without it.
What challenges you about band life?
It’s tough financially; being in a band is expensive. Everything costs money, from recording to touring to pressing records. It can also be tough to coordinate schedules, as we all have busy lives with lots going on outside of this band.
Tell us something special/funny/weird.
We stick to a strict colour scheme of black, white, and blue in everything we do.