“Five Minutes With” Toronto Melodic Hardcore band Words Like Wildfire

Name: Words LIke Wildfire
-Ian Archer – Vocals
-A.J. Chmilar – Bass/ Vocals
-Avery Mocha – Drums
-Cody Wood – Guitar
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Melodic Hardcore / Pop Punk
Founded: Late 2016
# of Albums: 1
Latest Release: “Quarter Life Crisis” EP
Free Download at www.WLWBand.bandcamp.com

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Formed in 2016, made up of conditioned musicians, Words Like Wildfire are a high energy, dynamic band with roots in post hardcore and pop punk.

Hailing from the Greater Toronto Area, Words Like Wildfire have already made their mark amongst the local scene. Opening up for such acts as Secrets, Picturesque, Silent Planet, and playing the last Vans Warped Tour in Toronto. With a tight but equally unpredictable live show, fans of heavy and catchy genres alike will find something to love.

Latest Single: “Back To Where I Used To Be”

Favourite Restaurant:

Ian: The Keg, i love a nice dirty steak
Aj: Tucker’s Market Place, They have literally everything. Like if they dont have it, you dont want it.
Avery: El Furniture Warehouse
Cody: East Side Mario’s

Favourite band as a teenager:

Ian: Silverstein
Aj: Alexisonfire/ Every Time I Die
Avery: Fall Out Boy/Protest The Hero
Cody: Silverstein/ Underoath

Favourite band now:

Ian: Brendon Urie
Aj: Four Year Strong
Avery: Issues
Cody: Every Time I Die

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Ian: Jackie Chan by Tiesto and Post Malone
Aj: Let You Be Right by Meghan Trainor
Avery: Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Cody: Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift

Live Show Ritual:

As our intro plays over the PA, we all meet at the Bass drum and scream “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub”

Favourite local artist:

Ian: Key To The North
Aj: Cold Shoulder
Avery: Lungless
Cody: Weigh The Anchor

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Sneaky Dee’s Nachos 100%!! Sneaks is like a second home for any Toronto band coming up so we gotta show them the love. Also helps they have the best nachos around.

Queen or College St?

Avery: COLLEGE ST!!! Thats My Hood!

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Trinity Bellwoods

EP or LP?

But if we’re speaking honestly here: many singles

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owls, we’re always up super late in our band chats sending eachother new song ideas and memes…..mostly memes

Road or studio?

The Road: where we feel most at home when we’re not.

Swiss Chalet or Roti?


Where can we follow you?

Instagram @wordslikewildfireband
Twiter @wordslikefire

Any shows or albums coming up?

We’re heading out on the road with our best friends in The Ocean Cure

Aug 22nd – Kingston – Overtime Sports
Aug 23rd – Trois Riviers – Rock Cafe Le Stage
Aug 24th – Drummondville – Pub Heriot
Aug 25th – Ottawa – Cafe Dekuf
Aug 31st – Hamilton – Club Absinthe
Sept 1st – Brampton – Spot One

Come out and party with us, this isn’t one you want to miss.




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