Getting Road Ready


It might not seem like it, but winter will soon give way to spring, and we’re getting ready to break our cabin fever and hit the road.

Yep, we’re going on tour in April and May! Below you’ll see how the schedule is shaping up so far.

We have another batch of shows that are still cooking, so stay tuned — more dates (and details) will be added soon!

xo bklk

Apr. 14 — Quebec City, QC
Apr. 15 — Halifax, NS
Apr. 16 — Sackville, NB
Apr. 17 — Woodstock, NB
Apr. 18 — Montreal, QC
Apr. 19 — Ottawa, ON
Apr. 20 — Hamilton, ON
Apr. 24 — Sudbury, ON
Apr. 26 — Winnipeg, MB
Apr. 27 — Regina, SK
Apr. 28 — Calgary, AB

New news, exciting news


You might not have heard a whole lot from us in the past few months, but as it goes, life happens. This spring we rolled up our sleeves and released our new full length record, “Anchor Rights,” and this summer had a fantastic time playing Sled Island. However, this year also saw some big changes, with David moving to Calgary, and Denise heading down to Hamilton. Those events essentially hit pause on Big Knife Little Knife as we figured out what to do next, but the good news is, we’re aiming to get busier than ever in 2017.

We’re super excited to announce that Tristan Matthews will be replacing David on bass in BKLK. He’s a member of one of our favourite bands, GIRL ARM, but also a great musician and an awesome dude, and we’re happy to have more reasons to hang out with him.

We’ll be getting our chops back up on our songs, and working the 401 corridor pretty hard to practice and get into fighting shape. And you’ll be hearing more about what’s to come as we start putting our plans together.

David remains a great friend, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without him.

We can’t wait to get back out there. See you soon.

xo bklk

Big Knife Little Knife at the Ship & Anchor for Sled Island 2016. Photo credit Trevor Hatter @hatterphoto

Sled Island 2016 photos and video

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Photo credit: Trevor Hatter


Anchor Rights, videos, mini-tour, Sled Island

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Wow, we released an album and three new videos, and didn’t even mention them here. News and upcoming:

Western Canada tour dates

Most current/urgent! We’re playing a set of dates in Alberta (Edmonton, Lethbridge, Calgary) next week, around our show at the Sled Island Festival, where we’ll be sharing the Ship & Anchor stage with The Flatliners on Friday, June 24.

I don’t know what David and Kevin are doing after that, but I’ll just be following Doug Martsch around until he notices and I have to stop.

Doug Martsch video still

June 22, 2016 – The Buckingham, Edmonton (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with Heaven For Real, Darto

June 23, 2016 – Attainable Records, Lethbridge (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with Youngbloods

June 24, 2016 – Ship & Anchor, Calgary; Sled Island Festival (fb)
Big Knife Little Knife with The FlatlinersNight CommitteePrepared

New album: Anchor Rights

We released full-length Anchor Rights at the end of May. Dave Draves and Harris Newman and Jeremy Gara and Mark Molnar all contributed to making it sound amazing, and Nicole Aline Legault‘s cover artwork made it look fantastic.

We’re selling digital downloads as well as high-quality prints of Nicole’s art on our BKLK Bandcamp page, so head there to order if that sounds like the kind of thing that’s your thing.

New videos

We made three new videos: A Certain Degree, Brickwork, and Christa McAuliffe. We’re pretty no-budget, so it was kind of a band challenge to outdo each other with the resources we’ve got. We each went looking for old footage available under the Creative Commons to put together as videos. We found some education, some beauty, some high drama, and some… safety superhero time travel.


Blog, Releases, Video

We have a bunch of new things out lately, but it feels premature to point to them overly strenuously just yet because we have even more news coming soon. Consider this an intro.

1. Release date! Our LP Anchor Rights will be released in a week, on April 29. It will be digital-only for the moment, one thing at a time as we are not vinyl-rich.

2. Cover art! Nicole Aline Legault built us some beautiful, intimidating waves.


3. Live video! We released another video from last year’s live show at La Vitrola, recorded/mixed/edited by safesolvent, Celeste Makow, Ian Cameron, Seb Perry, and Jeremy Gara.


4. Merch and presale! In advance of the album release, you can pre-order the digital tracks, or pair it with the order of a print of the cover art on our Big Knife Little Knife Bandcamp page.

More video, press, news to come between now and the album release on April 29.