The Whats are an indie rock band (mostly) born and raised in the prairies. Comprised of Alex Shafer, Ella Reichert, Haley Palmer and Zeke Jeske-Rose, they formed in 2021 as high school students and continue to write and practice in their drummer’s garage. Their sound, inspired by The Strokes and The Regrettes, is fresh, energetic and fast-paced, but the most apparent constant in their music is their fiercely feminist perspective and politically inspired lyricism. They recently played at the Queen City Holiday Showcase, and you may have caught them on CJTR or CFCR on Plain AIR in November 2023. As children, they would have been described as both ‘little terrors’ and ‘a joy to have in class’.