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Toronto Rockers Mad Ones Unveil New Single “What It Takes”

Straddling the line between grunge and power pop, Toronto’s Mad Ones have unveiled their new single “What it Takes.”



Mad Ones, photo by Kelly Shee

Toronto’s Mad Ones have been cranking out real, raw, heart-and-soul rock/garage/punk for over a decade. Their catchy songs and sweaty, unhinged shows have earned them the devotion of fans all over the world, lasting friendships and support from many iconic artists.

Straddling the line between grunge and power pop, the trio’s new single “What it Takes” is the latest addition to its combustible body of work, released to coincide with Spring tour dates in Ontario and Quebec (see below), along with a special live stream recorded at The Tragically Hip’s Bathouse Studio near Kingston, Ontario (coming soon!).

The current Mad Ones line-up consisting of guitarist/vocalist Andrew DeVillers, bassist Russ Fernandes and drummer Jesse L. Bellon is coming off a successful Fall 2022 European tour in support of their previous 7″ single “Hydra Head,” and the fourth Mad Ones LP, Last Forever, released in 2021 through their own rapidly expanding label Fortune Stellar, whose roster also includes By Divine Right, Ace Of Wands and HotKid.

In addition, Mad Ones albums have featured guest appearances from members of The Sadies and Constantines, and they have performed with the likes of The OBGMs, Teenage Head, PUP, Rusty, Tommy Stinson, The Dirty Nil and so many more.

With “What It Takes,” Mad Ones continue to lead the indie rock charge in Canada while offering a tempting taste of their next full-length album.

Mad Ones “What It Takes” single artwork

Mad Ones “What It Takes” single artwork

Mad Ones Spring 2023 tour poster

Mad Ones Spring 2023 tour poster

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