Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Listen: Canadian New Wave Band Quickflight Helped Usher in New Wave in the 1980s

I'm always digging around and trying to get educated on the history of Christian alternative, punk, and metal music. A few weeks ago I ran across Quickflight, which I would argue is one of the first band of believers to delve into the world of new wave. If you haven't heard them yet, I would definitely give them a try. 

I was too young at the time to get into them, but from a historical standpoint they were right on the money. Fans of Devo, New Order, Flock of Seagulls, or any other 1980s synth / rock / pop bands will love them. I posted their first album, "Breakaway," below to check out. I can definitely imagine a young Ronnie Martin and Jason Martin jamming to this. 

According to Wikipedia, "Quickflight was a new wave band formed in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The band released two albums in the early 1980s - 'Breakaway' on Tunesmith and their second, 'Decent Beat,' on Star Song Records."