The Hardship Post
|The Hardship Post|
|Origin||St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada|
|Years active||1992 – 1997|
Hardship Post (later The Hardship Post) was a Canadian alternative rock band, that formed in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1992 and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the Halifax Pop Explosion of the early 1990s.
The band originally consisted of vocalist and guitarist Sebastian Lippa, bassist Mike Kean and drummer Matt Clarke. Initially signed to Murderecords, they released the EPs Mood Ring and Hack in 1993, and undertook their first cross-Canada tour to support the recordings. Mike Pick would replace Kean on bass in mid-1993.
Hardship Post won as Best Alternative Band at the 1994 East Coast Music Awards, and were nominated for the same award in 1996. At the Juno Awards of 1996, Somebody Spoke was a nominee for Best Alternative Album.
The band broke up in 1997.
- 1992: Sugarcane (7" single)
- 1993: Mood Ring
- 1993: Hack (EP)
- 1994: Why Don't You and I Smooth Things Over (7" single)
- 1995: Somebody Spoke
- "Hardship Post delivers lean sound". Ottawa Citizen, June 8, 1995.
- "Grungy Newfoundland trio poised to steal Christmas". Toronto Star, December 16, 1993.
- "Sloan tucks Thrush Hermit under wing". Ottawa Citizen, September 2, 1993.
- "The Rock is a hard place for bands like Hardship Post; But young rockers still call Newfoundland home". Montreal Gazette, August 12, 1993.
- "Halifax new hothouse for hip bands". Ottawa Citizen, September 30, 1993.
- "The Hardship begins: The Newfoundland trio in The Hardship Post have finished thinking about their future. Now, they're living it." Halifax Daily News, June 11, 1995.
- "Crime seems to pay -- at least when it comes to copyrights". Halifax Daily News, August 18, 1995.
- "Rankins dominate awards". Montreal Gazette, February 14, 1994.
- "Nominees for the East Coast Music Awards". The Globe and Mail, February 8, 1996.
- "Cheers and jeers for Juno nominees". Edmonton Journal, February 1, 1996.
- "Lippa abandons rock with `cathartic' show". Halifax Daily News, July 31, 1997.