Complaints Dept. are a blog-buzz-worthy, soulful, lyrical, hardcore, punk and reggae-influenced all-star band conceived by Dennis P (owner of Northern Soul Horns), comprised of members of Bedouin Soundclash, hardcore band No Warning, and La’Nai Gabriel, leader of nine piece ensemble La’Nai & The Free People, among others. Complaints seamlessly blend a deft combo of catchy electric guitar riffs, hardcore drums and bass, horn section parts and lyrics that sounds like nothing in the Canadian music scene — or only something that could be conjured up in the melting pot that is Tdot. They launch their much anticipated debut EP The Hard Sell at the inaugural NICE festivities. No hype, superior music. Think Bad Brains-meets-English Beat on a patio in Parkdale.