Less Miserable was founded in 2016 by frontman James Martens and drummer, Alastair McLeod in Red Deer AB. While the band has relocated to Calgary and rotated bass players and lead guitarists the pair have stayed together to create a hard-to-pin-down type of punk
2019 was a great year for Less Miserable; they joined Rhodehouse Records (Calgary-based record label) and released a split EP, thrived through a change in band members, and most importantly traveled to New Brunswick, New Jersey to record their debut full-length album at Volume IV studios. Less Miserable took some direction from our producer and studio engineer Chris Pierce (Screaming Females, Night Birds, Mikey Erg) alongside label/A&R Jesse Rhodes to create a great record that the whole team is proud of.
As for 2020 Less Miserable will release their new full-length album, “Insufficient Funds” March 11th on vinyl. The immediate spring months they will be on tour throughout western Canada promoting the new record. They have a second music video in the works and are planning summer and fall shows as well
"Less Miserable is so much fun to watch. They have the energy to play all night while packing all that into a well oiled 30 minute set. Check these dudes out if you haven’t already."
- The Bad Copy
Alastair McLeod, Drums
Mackenzie Meding, Lead Guitar
James Martens, Vocals/Guitar
Gus Rendell, Bass