Formed in 2007, Canadian indie rockers Hooded Fang feature vocalist/guitarist Dan Lee, vocalist/bassist April Aliermo, guitarist Lane Halley and drummer D.
Alex Meeks. The band burst onto the scene in 2008 with their debut EP, which pitted jarring, angular guitar rock against a surf-tinged Wall of Sound that drew comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Broken Social Scene. Album, their first long-player, arrived in 2010 and received a coveted Polaris Prize Nomination. Tosta Mista, the group's sophomore outing and their first for U.K. label Full Time Hobby, arrived in 2012, followed quickly by Gravez in 2013. For 2016's Venus on Edge, the band explored gentrification in their Toronto home base via dark, post-punk songs. Hooded Fang's horizons expanded further with the following year's Dynasty House EP, which featured percussionist Jon Pappo on songs inspired by Lee and Aliermo's immigrant heritage.~ James Christopher Monger