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Junior Battles



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Hometown: Toronto, ON (Canada)

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The members of Junior Battles grew up playing punk shows in small towns and suburbs around Southern Ontario. They moved out, went to school, and something changed. They woke up one morning and found themselves touring in folk-rock bands, making slick electro-pop, and playing in classic rock cover bands at family gatherings. So in late 2007, in a smashed-head-on-a-toilet-bowl-lightning-strike-"What happened to our lives?"-type moment, Junior Battles was conceived as a guilt-free return to fast, melodic, hook driven, harmony-laden pop-punk.

With a backpack full of Bad Religion and Jawbreaker albums, they wrote some songs.

Since then, they've sharing the stage with bands like Polar Bear Club, Teenage Bottlerocket, Living with Lions, Sights & Sounds, Wednesday Night Heroes and the Ergs!. They enlisted the great Donny Cooper (Cursed III) to capture their first EP, Hotel Bibles, over one snowy weekend in the Steel City. One case of James Ready and five super burritos later, Junior Battles are officially here to share their brand of vocal-driven, unapologetic pop-punk.

Armed with a craigslist couch in the back of a van, some slick t-shirts, and a brand new EP, there's a good chance that they'll show up in your town and try to make you watch newscast bloopers while you try to sleep.


Reviews

A Wilhelm Scream / Junior Battles Live in Chicago

A Wilhelm Scream / Junior Battles

Live in Chicago (2012)

live show

Junior Battles Idle Ages

Junior Battles

Idle Ages (2011)

Paper and Plastick

O Pioneers!!! / Junior Battles Split [7-inch]

O Pioneers!!! / Junior Battles

Split [7-inch] (2010)

Kiss of Death

Junior Battles Junior Battles [7 inch]

Junior Battles

Junior Battles [7 inch] (2010)

Square Up

Junior Battles Hotel Bibles

Junior Battles

Hotel Bibles (2009)

Black Pint

Interviews

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Sam Sutherland (Junior Battles)

Friday, October 30, 2009 at 12:30 PM (EDT)

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Sam Sutherland and Aaron Zorgel (Junior Battles)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Band on Band: O' Pioneers/Junior Battles

Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Sam Sutherland (Junior Battles)

Monday, December 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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Streams: Junior Battles giving away 'Idle Ages'
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Tours: Less Than Jake / A Wilhelm Scream / Junior Battles
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Videos: Junior Battles: "Architecture / With Honours / Living In the Future of Feelings"
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Interviews: Sam Sutherland (Junior Battles)
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