KEN Mode (2013)

Winnipeg, Manitoba

KEN mode's brand of melodic hardcore seems the perfect fit to have been birthed in a dark basement during one of Winnipeg's frighteningly vicious winters. Not only is it urgent, visceral and just downright nasty, it also won them accolades both north and south of the border and a JUNO to boot! Their latest full length, Entrench, has the band poised for world domination, after which they will mostly likely just set it all ablaze.