The Vermicious Knid

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The Vermicious Knid
OriginBrantford, Canada
GenresIndie rock, Post-hardcore
Years active2000–2006
LabelsAntiAntenna Recordings
Ford Plant Recording Co.
Past membersTim Ford (vocals, guitar)
Ryan Stanley (guitar, vocals)[1]
Brian Ward (bass, vocals)
Jesse Shanks (drums)

The Vermicious Knid was an indie rock band from Brantford, Ontario. Members were guitarists Tim Ford and Ryan Stanley, bassist Brian Ward and drummer Jesse Shanks.


The band formed in October 2000, choosing their name from extraterrestrial creatures in Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.[2]

The band independently released an EP "We're Running Out Of Places To Drive" in 2001 and the song "A Signed Photo of Anne" was included on the AntiAntenna compilation The 20 Year Design Theory, alongside The Constantines and other Canadian bands. A second EP, Days That Stand Still was released on AntiAntenna Recordings in 2002.[3] [2]

Their song "Every Bear's Life Guide" was included on a 2003 compilation album,[4] and a split 7" record in 2005 with the Sourkeys featured "The Problem's in My Muscles".[5]

After releasing their first and only full-length album, Smalltown Devotion/Hometown Compulsion, in 2005 they made the decision to disband, playing their final show at The Ford Plant on 10 February 2006.

Ford and Shanks later joined the band Racoon Wedding [sic] who perform in Brantford and Southwestern Ontario. Ford also operates the concert venue The Ford Plant, and a related record label The Ford Plant Recording Co. Stanley and his wife Jackie perform as a duo called Cursed Arrows.



  1. ^ "The Vermicious Knid Breaking Up And Releasing New Album". Chart Attack, October 28, 2005, Shawn Despres
  2. ^ a b "Record Guide Reviews: Pop/Rock". NOW Toronto, by Sarah Liss, Matt Galloway, Tim Perlich, Elizabeth Bromstein. November 21, 2002
  3. ^ "The Vermicious Knid". AllMusic biography by Bradley Torreano
  4. ^ "Various In the Film They Made Us a Little More Articulate". Exclaim!, August 01, 2003
  5. ^ "The Sourkeys Won’t End Things On A Sour Note". Chart Attack - Oct 9, 2007.

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