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Chair Warriors / Press

“Montreal alternative rockers Chair Warriors have released their EP A Thousand Words, a brilliant piece, the work of pure geniuses. I admit that I had not heard of the band beforehand, thus leaving me unsure of what to expect. Now I know I will remember their name whenever it will be brought up, and all of this with good reasons. A Thousand Words is composed of six heart-wrenching harmonious melodies all strung together by a powerful yet enchanting voice. While this album features layers of dark and melancholic tones, it would be a mistake to dismiss its expressive splendor.”

“What began as an inside joke about a character in a high school play has now become the Montreal electro-rock band Chair Warriors, whose debut EP A Thousand Words features traditional rock vocals, guitar and a little bit of ivory-tickling. “We entered our first battle of the bands, scrambling to find a name,” recalls guitarist Rob Flis, a Concordia journalism student and staff writer at The Concordian. They decided on the name Chair Warriors, inspired by their friend who played a character called “the Chair Warrior,” a super villain who finished off his adversaries with a chair, à la WWE, in Laurier Senior High School’s annual Blue and Gold Revue, Super Zeroes. “We just used Chair Warriors as a last resort, thinking, well, you know, we’ll just use it for this because we need something, and we couldn’t shed the name.” After a few lineup changes, the band has settled down as a three-piece, emulating their sonic heroes Muse. ”

“Upon entering the home of 17-year-old Brandon Mignacca, one of the first things you're likely to notice is the soothing sound of classical piano, serenading you as you approach the music room in which he spends hours a day practicing. That is, unless he's out unleashing a sonic hurricane with his band, Chair Warriors... ”