in our own words

Nameless Friends is a rock band that wears matching uniforms, criticizes the government, and goes through a lot of glitter. Grand, funny, and vulnerable, the band does big songs for big feelings. They have been described as modern glam, prog-punk, metal-adjacent, hysterical pussy shit, and your new favourite band. 

Nameless Friends has performed regularly across Ontario since 2018, including Indie Week 2019 in Toronto, ON; the 2019 #JunosWeekend in London, ON; and showcases for the City of Markham and Western University. They opened for the The Flatliners at the Horseshoe Tavern's sold-out Stranded Fest pre-pandemic, which is available online in audio/video as "Nameless Friends, Live At Stranded Fest". They have most recently shared bills with Wolf Saga, Jason Blaine, and Stuck on Planet Earth, and were featured on the main stage at Deep River Summerfest 2022.

Their debut original album, Blasphemy, will be released everywhere in Spring 2023. As of winter 2022, they have begun The [redacted] Tour, offering exclusive previews of that album across Canada. Nameless Friends is delighted to be female-fronted and a loud supporter of intersectional human rights everywhere. 

Their members have been known to include Number One (vocals and guitar), Number Two (bass), Number Three (guitar), Number Four (drums), Number Five (vocals), Number Six (keys), Number Seven (also drums), and all seven of the four of us look forward to making your acquaintance. 

words from others

“Za mikrofonom je atraktivna crnka u rekao bih, kasnim dvadesetim, koja baš zna da peva i ima glas negde između Krisi Hajnd iz Pretendersa i Edi Brikel. Da zna da peva pokazala je u vokalno najzahtevnijoj pesmi sa EP-ja, “First” koja kao da je izašla iz Sijetl kuhinje u vreme devedesetih, mada i u ostale četiri pesme ne zaostaje. Gitarski rad je uzbudljiv jer je raznolik i drugačiji iz pesme u pesmu. Čas ima alternativni prizvuk, čas je u hard rock fazonu, dok prog šmek a la Dredg sve vreme ledbi negde iznad. Ritam sekcija je tačna, neumoljivo precizna i pre svega zanimljiva jer nije samo u pratećoj funkciji već punopravno utiče na kompletnu zvučnu sliku. Produkcija je više nego odlična, a naročito bih pohvalio zvuk bubnjeva, posebno doboša koji je dominantan i snimljen baš na način koji mi se dopada, naročito u pesmi “Little Pieces”, ali i tokom celog mini albuma “Mezzanine” koji vam ovde predstavljam.

“Svakim narednim slušanjem sam nalazio paralele sa mnogim bendovima, ali sam ih brzo i odbacivao i upoređivao sa nekim trećim što je znak da bend i pored toga što je “sve već odsvirano” ima svoj stil i svoj lični pečat. “Classic Protagonist” je najčvršća od pet koliko ih se nalazi na ploči i u nekim trenucima me je podsetila na njihove zemljake, najbolji kanadski bend ikada, Rush…”

– Helly Cherry, Nameless Friends – Mezzanine EP


“Their self-awareness is apparent in Mezzanine. Divorce, transition and personal loss inspired the EP. Titles like “Time to Come Clean”, “The Flood” and “Little Pieces” allude to a writing process that brought them musically together.”

– LondonFUSE, Getting To Know Nameless Friends


“’A Toast’ is the follow up to Nameless Friends’ debut EP ‘Mezzanine’, a concept record on the grief process. Written after a gruelling year of loss and touring, ‘A Toast’ declares that surviving is worth celebrating, and raises a glass to healing, however imperfectly, with friends who were there through it all. In that spirit, the music video was shot during the band’s real, unvarnished recording sessions. It is a thoughtful portrait of hard work, perseverance, and the joyful moments in between, best served with humour and a comforting beverage. Nameless Friends is deeply grateful to Brendan Beamish for capturing the song so aptly on film, and encourages viewers to try and spot all of the tea cups.”

– Forest City Film Festival, FCFF 2020 Selections, Music Videos