In 2008 Graeme Philliskirk from Leatherface, landed on the shores of Canada to begin the band’s Stormy Petrel World Tour. In support of this leg of the journey was Yesterday’s Ring, a rag tag of Montreal mongrel punks headed by the charismatic lead singer Hugo Mudie who, also happened to be front the man for The Sainte Catherines.
Not long after the demise of Leatherface, Graeme crossed paths with his former band mate, guitarist Dickie Hammond and they both expressed an interest in playing music together again.
So, two generations of punk rockers from both sides of the atlantic whose mutual affection and appreciation for each other’s music, and DIY approach led them to join forces for a unique collaboration. They named their monster project Medictation. Their first album, Warm Places was recorded in one week at Wild Studios, St-Zénon, Quebec. Sadly, Warm Places was to become Hammond’s final recorded work.
The band went on to their first Canadian tour in 2016. Graeme recruited Bear Trade singer and guitarist Greg Robson at the request of Dickie Hammond, prior to his passing.