Alert the Medic
Poised for their most exciting year to date, this Halifax based, four piece rock band has been winning over audiences everywhere with their anthemic sound and high energy performances. In spring 2014, Alert The Medic will be releasing “The Phantom Moves”, their third full-length studio recording. The highly anticipated album was recorded at The Pocket Studios in Toronto with Producer, Mike Turner, (co-founder/former guitarist of the multi-platinum band Our Lady Peace and current member of Crash Karma). Alert The Medic are Ryan MacDonald, vocals/guitar/piano; Troy Arseneault, guitar; Matt Campbell, bass; and Dale Wilson, drums. In 2013, the group had the privilege of performing to a national audience on CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show and their single, The Weatherman Pt. 2, was featured in an episode of Global TV’s hit police drama, Rookie Blue. Alert The Medic was named one of the “Top 10 Indie Bands of 2012″ by T-Mak World, Toronto’s Site for Music, Movies and Culture, and received an East Coast Music Award nomination for “Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year” in 2009. Alert The Medic’s sophomore album, We, the weapon, received critical acclaim and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording of the Year as well as 2010 East Coast Music Award Nominations for Sirius Satellite Rock Recording of the Year and Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year for “Atlas”, the debut release from the album. “Atlas” achieved national rotation for over 14 weeks and cracked Mediabase’s Top 50 Active Rock Canadian Charts. “We, the weapon” was Alert The Medic’s follow up to their 2006 Self-Titled debut album. The first single off the Self-Titled project, “Reported Missing”, climbed to #1 on the East Coast Countdown radio show and gained the group national attention. The album garnered 2008 Award Nominations from both the East Coast Music Association and Music Nova Scotia, including CBC’s coveted Galaxie Rising Star of the Year. The year was capped off with the D250 Rollercoaster Tour with Ill Scarlett and an opening slot with Our Lady Peace at Center 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia (perhaps a forerunner of things to come)! Alert The Medic’s blue-collared approach to touring, and passionate live performances, make them a stand out on the East Coast music scene.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Underground chart position: 226