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Still Eighteen is a unique and exciting alternative rock band made up of Canadian rockers: Karen, Joey and Samantha.

The members of Still Eighteen consider themselves to be non-conformists and questioners of the status quo. This attitude was reflected in their debut EP, “Bullets to Dust”. The EP focused on some very hard-hitting themes (war, greed, environmental degradation, etc...) Emerging Indie Bands Blog dubbed the band a “rock protest trio” in a review of that EP, which Still Eighteen thought was pretty cool, but their latest single “You Hit Me Like a Drug”(Release Date, Sept 7th 2018) is a departure from these hard-hitting themes. This song is pure fun!

"You Hit Me Like a Drug" is downright infectious and a crowd pleaser, evident in Still Eighteen’s various audiences rockin’ it out when they play it live. It pays homage to the band's passion for great rock music.

“This is the kind of song that can change someone's mood completely, even on the bleakest of days, and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you!”

Still Eighteen is not your average alternative rock band.

Consisting of a mother, father and daughter; this trio and their hard hitting, unique brand of infectious rock conjure up the image of a parallel universe in which Jack and Meg White had a badass baby who grew up to accompany her parents on bass.

Joey (lead-singer/guitar) has been a musician all his life and has fronted numerous bands, including Canadian bands; Platinum Blonde and Trixie Goes Hollywood. His years of experience are obvious in the talent, passion and professionalism he brings to his songwriting and performance abilities.

Karen met Joey at a gig one night. She was a bright-eyed teenager who instantly knew that Joey was the one. She followed him from gig to gig until she finally caught his attention. Joey knew Karen was the one as well and the two were married a few years later and eventually had their beautiful baby girl, Samantha. They had always dreamt of one day living on the tropical island of Dominican Republic. The two of them had been there on vacation while in their twenties, exploring the island on rusty, rented motorcycles, and having the absolute time of their lives.

With a mix of excitement and trepidation, Karen and Joey made the decision to live out their dream. Selling nearly everything they owned, they moved with their young daughter to the Dominican Republic and settled in a small town that had become a well-known kitesurfing destination, which was and still is their favorite sport!

This life-changing move had a profound effect on the whole family. "It really expanded our worldview". This new perspective ignited Joey's creative inspiration and his songwriting flourished.

Samantha, expectedly caught the music bug, and started an all girl rock band at the age of eight. Her band “Crush” would regularly open up for Joey’s band on the island.

Then Samantha started playing bass and writing songs in her pre-teens and would often jam with Joey. They began writing songs together and co-wrote Still Eighteen’s debut EP, “Bullets to Dust”,and "You Hit Me Like a Drug", as well as most of Still Eighteen’s new unreleased music!

In the meantime, Karen’s many years of exposure to the music world throughout Joey’s music career -- and now it being her daughter's passion -- was the catalyst for Karen becoming a serious drummer.

Still Eighteen was born!

“We hope you enjoy the music – ROCK ON!”

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