Hatchet Lake was started in 2015 by Craig Eugene Harris(vocals, guitar) ,Stephen MacDonald(bass), Andy MacLean(guitar) and Adam Wedgewood(drums) The band quickly put together a set of raw, raucous, heavy rock n’ roll. A frequency assault on the ears and psyche driven by double guitar attack and a pummelling rhythm section. The band isn’t all about dirty licks and greasy riffs. There’s also plenty of melody, hooks, and great stories being told to tie it all together. Songs that could easily be strummed quietly on an acoustic guitar but being played with against the grain, bull in a China shop attitude and volume. Good comparisons would be Neil Young backed by Red Fang or The E Street band being replaced with “Rated R era” QOTSA.
In June 2017 the band spent a day with Charles Austin at The Echo Chamber in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Armed with some raunchy fuzz pedals and setting aside the ‘rules of success’, they hammered out the four songs and digitally released on December 10th 2017. The EP is available on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and more. Those who have yet to witness their live show will finally get to hear what this rowdy(yet refined) band is all about.