Hooded Fang (band)

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Hooded Fang
Hooded Fang at Hillside 2011.jpg
Hooded Fang performing at the 2011 Hillside Festival
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, surf rock, punk rock
Years active2007–present
LabelsDaps Records (distributor Outside), Full Time Hobby
MembersApril Aliermo
Daniel Lee
Lane Halley
D. Alex Meeks
Past membersNicholas Hune-Brown
Lorna Wright
Julia Barnes

Hooded Fang are a Canadian indie rock band, formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2007.

Band history[edit]

The band led by twin lyricists, bassist/vocalist April Aliermo and guitarist/vocalist Daniel Lee, formed in 2007, and named themselves after a sandwich sold in the Portuguese quarter of their native Toronto.[1][2]

Hooded fang's debut recording EP was self-released on 15 September 2008.[3] Their first full-length album, Album, was self-released[4] on 6 August 2010, distributed by Outside Music. The album appeared on the !Earshot National Top 50 Chart in October.[5] It was nominated for a Polaris Prize and drew comparisons to Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Broken Social Scene.[6][7] Both recordings were reviewed positively by Exclaim!.[8][9]

The band released their debut UK album, Tosta Mista, in March 2012 on the UK independent record label, Full Time Hobby.[6]

Their third album, Gravez was released in April 2013.[10]

Band members[edit]





  • Released: 15 September 2008
  • Label: Hooded Fang (Distributed by Outside)
  • Writer: Daniel Lee, April Aliermo, Nick Hune-Brown
  • Tracks: "Land of Giants", "The Pageant", "Train Station", "Circles n Blocks", "Fall Leaves"



  • Released: 6 August 2010
  • Label: DAPS RECORDS (Distributed by Outside)
  • Writer: Daniel Lee, April Aliermo
  • Tracks: "Younger Days", "Straight Up the Dial", "Laughing", "Mutant Bear", "Too Late Night", "Green River", "Highway Steam", "Promise Land", "Sleep Song", "Ghosts", "Almost Done", "Love Song"

Tosta Mista

  • Released: 26 March 2012
  • Label: DAPS RECORDS (Distributed by Outside), Full Time Hobby (UK)
  • Tracks: "Big Blue i", "Clap", "ESP", "Brahma", "Tosta Mista", "Big Blue ii", "Jubb", "Vacationation", "Den of Love", "Big Blue iii"
  • Singles: ESP


  • Released: 28 May 2013
  • Label: DAPS RECORDS (Distributed by Outside), Full Time Hobby (UK)
  • Tracks: "Dry Range In", "Graves", "Ode To Subterrania", "Bye Bye Land", "Wasteland", "Sailor Bull", "Trasher", "Neverminding", "Genes", "Dry Range Out
  • Singles: Graves, Ode To Subterrania

Venus On Edge

  • Released: 2016
  • Label: DAPS RECORDS (Distributed by Outside),
  • Singles: Tunnel Vision, Impressions, Dead Battery

Dynasty House

  • Released: 2017
  • Label: DAPS RECORDS (Distributed by Outside),
  • Producer: Daniel Lee

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ain't Nothing But a Pop Band". Crack magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ Moody, Paul. Q magazine. April 2012. New Albums. Hooded Fang. – Testa Mista. P.98
  3. ^ Hooded Fang EP, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 291344576, AMICUS No. 34462580, retrieved 2 March 2011.
  4. ^ Hooded Fang Album, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, OCLC 688165218, AMICUS No. 38601207, retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ "The National Top 50 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, October 26, 2010". !Earshot.
  6. ^ a b Monger, Christopher. "Hooded Fang biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  7. ^ "Hooded Fang Album". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Artists Page: Hooded Fang". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  9. ^ Rajagopalan, Pras. "Hooded Fang Hooded Fang Reviews > POP & ROCK > Nov 2008". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  10. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Gravez - Hooded Fang : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
  11. ^ a b Gillis, Carla (18 November 2009). "Live Review The Wooden Sky and Hooded Fang @ Lee's Palace". Now. 29 (12). Toronto: Now Communications Inc. (published 16 November 2009). ISSN 0712-1326. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  12. ^ "Hooded Fang Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

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