Does anyone know where New Brunswick is? Don’t feel embarrassed if you don’t, a lot Canadians couldn’t point it out on a map either. Imagine a peninsula sticking out into the Ocean, east of Quebec. A land between land and sea, where winter goes on and on. And at the end of this stretch of land is a town of 6000 called Sackville. Kappa Chow originated in this far off place, cut off from the rest of the world. So what do you do in Sackville to pass the long, cold winters? Listen to records, play guitar, drink beer. But contemporary music can take a little longer to make it this far out, and prominent bands didn’t place Sackville high on their priority list of touring destinations. As such, Kappa Chow’s record collection seems to have stopped at the end of the 70’s, a little after the Punk invasion. But all those old Sonics, X Ray Spex and Co albums got played. They got played over and over, cutting grooves into the vinyl and making an indelible mark on Kappa Chow. Kappa Chow isn’t out to copy and old genre, but it’s clear that their roots extend to those old albums, in the same manner as Billy Childish, the Gories or the Demolition Doll Rods. Their music is something raw, primitive and festive, commanding an authenticity that can’t be denied.