008: Cleansing Wave
Cleansing Wave, the four-piece female-fronted punk band ignites crowds. Ben Basset’s lightning-fast D-beats complement the grungy bass of Andy Turcotte and the frantically distorted guitar of Ryan Jarvis to create a sound that will peel the skin from your face. Vocalist Melissa Grandmason drenches her voice in reverb, which sits on top of the music like its own instrument, giving the band an overall eerie sound. It never slows down, and it never sacrifices anything in its songs. Cleansing Wave plays 100 percent full force at all times, and it’s awesome to hear.