The Uncut hails from Toronto, Canada. They list their influences as Joy Division, Swervedriver, Jesus and Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, and Fugazi.
Their debut release was one of my top albums of 2004. I really think that it’s a solid effort from top to bottom. They have a new album out that I’d also recommend.
“…you kind of get the feeling that Uncut could explode into a million pieces of musical chaos… somehow they don’t and they manage to have enough pop sense to actually write tunes around all this insanity that are catchy, memorable, and very good.”
– Pacific Coast News
“I can honestly say, hand on heart, that Uncut now seems to shine beyond many of the classic alternative rock musicians they list as influence.”
– Milk Milk Lemonade
“No sophomore slump with this gem of an album.”
“This group acts as if it’s all simple but I dare say that you can’t produce something this extraordinary without paying a hell of a lot of attention.”
“These perennially underappreciated local noisemakers from Paper Bag Records are, for my money, the country’s best guitar-upon-guitar band. A fierce live act when they’re firing, too.”
– Toronto Star
“New Cities,” one the most intense tracks to come out of Canada this year.”
– Chart Attack
“Surely this is the record that will finally elevate Uncut to the level of notoriety enjoyed by some of its lesser Toronto indie-rock compatriots.”
– Toronto Star
“Their driving, propulsive, rock-solid tunes have always impressed me, but with the release of this song on their new album “Modern Currencies”, the band has exploded, coming up with what might be a late contender for the best-of lists of 2006.”
– Grant Lawrence / CBC Radio 3