10th Annual EP Nominee
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Record Label: n/a
Home Base: Montreal, Canada
Genre: Francophone Pop/Rock
Category Entered: EP Album
Work Submitted: Contrôle
Label: Dare to Care Records, the EP was self-released (Malajube)
Influences: Bashung, The Strokes, Weezer, Nirvana, Indochine
What’s the meaning of your band name? It does not mean much. We almost got named ‘Etienne d’aout.’
Describe your nominated work: Self-released EP of 5 tracks, was released in digital, CD and vinyl format (300 copies)
Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMAs? it’s a unique release in our band’s history.
Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? PRO tools!
Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? The drum track on “Pirate” is a full take, but wasn’t good enough to make it on the album… so we put it on the EP! Although it doesn’t make it better.
Did fans help you fund this project? No. But they bought it. That is nice.
Who’s sitting in your audience? Anyone. But usually they don’t sit.
What makes your fans unique? They like us.
Are there any songs you wish you wrote? “Il était un petit navire”
What artists are you listening to that would surprise your fans? Marjo
What is your dream show lineup? TFF, Piebald, Converge
What are your guilty pleasures on the road? Bowling, Mini putt, bacon.
Do you have any rituals before you go on stage? Good luck!
How has digital affected your career? Less cd sold, more people at the shows.
Are digital singles vs. full albums the future of music? The future is in our hands.
Finish this sentence: The music industry is… attractive.