ROCKET SCIENCE Foolscap ( Sonic Unyon)
This Toronto four-piece led by bassist-vocalist Rob Higgins peel out 10 tracks of super-charged rock that borders on metal, but never falls upon the cliches of the genre. This isn't your standard issue OLP-style Canadian rock band. Rocket Science take things far heavier, but still remain melodic and with guest appearances on a couple of tracks by the likes of Sticky Rice and Ben Mink, the members of Rocket Science have created a varied debut that shows a band taking command of the situation. Take huge guitars, smart lyrics and a hammer-down rhythm section, then sprinkle them very sparingly with samples and put the gas pedal down. That's the formula for Rocket Science.