DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE VENUE YOU LOVE TO PLAY IN TORONTO?
I personally love The Mod Club. Every time we’ve played there it’s always been an awesome time. That stage is beautiful, and the crowds get wild. Can’t wait to play there again!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-SHOW OR POST-SHOW RESTAURANT THAT YOU HAVE TO GO TO WHEN YOU PLAY TORONTO?
So many great places! Always been a big fan of Simon Sushi and Bitando’s Pizza. But there’s way more than that, too many to count.
ANY CRAZY TOUR STORIES OR EXPERIENCES?
Wow, so many… You’re gonna have to be more specific haha. On this tour especially we’ve had a lot of great experiences with fans and total strangers just being super generous and kind to us. Again, way too many to count.
ARE THERE ANY PLACES YOU GO WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION TO WRITE OR RECORD MATERIAL?
I love writing in the studio. Something about having all the gear at your fingertips is really inspiring to me. It’s a lot easier to write when you can demo everything out infront of you and create the soundscapes you want. The vibes are unreal. If I can’t have that, I love being in a secluded setting like the beach or a cabin in the forest, or another city late at night. Anywhere that gets the creative gears turning.
IF YOU COULD TOUR WITH ANY BAND, WHO WOULD IT BE?
So difficult to choose! One of my favourite bands of all time is Radiohead, so I guess I’d have to pick them.
YOU’VE TOURED CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND ARE CURRENTLY ON TOUR IN EUROPE, ARE THERE ANY CITIES THAT ARE AS DIVERSE AS TORONTO?
It’s funny, every city is different. The people, the vibe, the food, the culture, the architecture… One thing I am really proud of Toronto for is being a sort of cultural mosaic of many different ethnicities. We have a ton of diversity. As cool and different as these cities across the world are, I can’t say I’ve seen as much cultural diversity all in one place as Toronto!
ANY TORONTO FESTIVALS YOU LOVE GOING TO OR LOOK FORWARD TO ATTENDING THIS YEAR?
We’ve played Riot Fest, Warped Tour, NXNE, Indieweek, CMW… You name it! And I love them all. Those showcases have helped us to get where we are today.
ANY PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AFTER YOU FINISH TOURING EUROPE?
We’ve got some other shows around North America, and more tours in the works, as well as a new album coming out soon. You’ll start to hear new music in the fall and more towards the end of the year. It’s gonna be really exciting!