The Pack A.D. announce new single 'Battering Ram', taken from their new album Do Not Engage, both out May 5th.
Hailing from Vancouver, The Pack A.D, comprised of guitarist Becky Black, and drummer Maya Miller, play a fierce explosion of punk, grunge and garage rock. Do Not Engage, is The Pack A.D's debut album on Nettwerk, and their fifth since the band's inception in 2007; or third album if you're talking to Miller, "I don't count the first two anymore as they feel so far away from what we do now" she has told the Canadian press. She's selling The Pack's past achievements short, but with their ferocious appetite for work and relentless touring of Canada and the east coast of the USA, it is easy to see how things can fade into the distance.
'Battering Ram', one of the many standout tracks on the album, maintains a slight tether to alternative blues stomp from where the Pack first sprung albeit with the backing of friend-turned-collaborator Detroit producer Jim Diamond behind the board. Diamond insisted upon working with the Pack on previous album Unpersons, a record that would go on to earn the band its first June Award nomination. Diamond has proven himself to an ideal 'ghost' third member by coaxing Black and Miller to their finest work yet on Do Not Engage.
Battering Ram showcases the bands ability to be both melodic and ferocious at the same time; think along the lines of Weezer being molested by Babes in Toyland and you're close.
The Pack A.D play the Garage, London on the 7th of May.