Screaming at Traffic is a punk rock band from Winnipeg, Mb, made up of Jacques Richer, Duncan Murta, Paul Colman, and Stefan St. Godard. Their no frills emo-punk riffing add to the group's frenzied live performance and raw yet melodic songwriting.
After forming in May of 2017, Screaming at Traffic premiered their debut EP "S.A.T." via Idioteq.com, a Polish based webzine. In July, the album became available on Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes. The song "Monstrosity" off the group's debut EP was featured in a Spotify playlist curated by the Montreal based website Punkanormal Activity. The EP also began charting on Earshot in October, reaching number 2 in Edmonton, and ranked 9th on the national loud charts.
After a busy summer of gigging, the band mapped out their first Western Canadian tour, kicking off the tour with a local release party for the debut EP. After returning from tour, the band continued to gig relentlessly within their hometown of Winnipeg, becoming notorious for their energetic live shows. They were quickly asked to share the stage with acts such as Greg Rekus, Mobina Galore, The Penske File, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, and Single Mothers.
Eager to continue touring, the band quickly mapped out a successful second western Canadian tour on which they sold out their shows in both Victoria and Vancouver, BC.
Upon returning from tour, Screaming at Traffic teamed up with Jordan Voth (Comeback Kid, Bleed American, Elder Abuse) to record and produce their debut full length. While recording the band caught the attention of the UK based label Little Rocket Records (Leatherface, Daggermouth, Elder Abuse, etc.). In August 2018 Punknews.org announced that the band had joined LRR's roster, and would be releasing their debut through the label. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more announcements regarding the bands release!
"...a proper fun punk rock listen, is catchy, yet rough around the edges" - Idioteq.com
"... shows the diversity and ability within a certain genre to stretch even its own typical barriers." - Canadian Beats
- Jacques Richer / Paul Colman
- Winnipeg MB Canada