Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Best In Vancouver: Gigaheartz


I tracked down the last band in the Best In Vancouver finale show, Gigaheartz. I had a quick chat with the lead singer about the competition.

James: What can we expect from Gigaheartz for the upcoming finale show?
Eddie: We always focus on keeping the energy going. We just want people to dance. If they have fun doing that, we've done our job.

James: What do you think about the competition and its impact on the scene?

Eddie: Anything that brings local bands together is a worthwhile endeavor in my books. I've never been fond of competition when it comes to art, but it's awesome to have the input of some big players in the industry. Their willingness to help us grow and develop as artists is amazing.

James: What do you think of the judges and prizes?

Eddie: As I said, the judges are some major contributors to Canada's music scene. It's an honor to have them listen and offer their advice. We are thankful for the opportunity to learn as much as we can from them.

James: What's coming up for the band?

Eddie: We just recorded our debut EP with the amazingly talented Winston Hauschild. We'll be releasing that in the very near future. We've got lots on the way as far as music videos and promotion goes as well. There's gonna be a lot going on for us in the new year.

Be sure to check out the details for the show on saturday HERE. Check out Gigaheartz on Facebook HERE.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Best In Vancouver: Season To Attack


I was able to track down the lead singer to Season To Attack and have a quick talk about the upcoming finale show for the Best In Vancouver competition.

James: What can we expect from Season To Attack for the upcoming finale show?
David: We have all learned how to juggle chainsaws. We will be bringing a lot of buzz.

James: What do you think about the competition and its impact in the scene?

David: From my own observation, it seems like the shows are very well attended, the vibe is heightened and the venue and promoters have done a great job executing the plan. As far as it helping the scene, I think contests are a bit more what each band contributes and what they do to build on their own involvement- just like the scene. It does provide some good exposure and repetition of finalist names, so everything seems pretty great.

James: What do you think of the judges and prizes?

David: We appreciate that esteemed industry professionals are participating, but we are not in this for prizes specifically. We want to represent our project and direction well, show people that we love to play music, and support other competitors in what is turning out to be a really great time. We have noticed that the judges are among the most attractive humans we have ever seen, however. As a sort of side note unrelated to winning the contest. *cough*

James: What are some upcoming plans with the band?

David: We are currently hard at work on a full length record, with a working title of "All We Do Is Kill." Gatlin is putting in a great deal of his energy with us on art direction, recording and we are really crafting an awesome set of songs and will be releasing it in a few cool and offbeat ways in the New Year. We will be playing many of those selections at the show this weekend, so let us know what you think!

Check out the details for the show HERE. Follow Season To Attack on Facebook HERE.

Be sure to stay tuned for the final interview with Gigaheartz and a special interview with Kevin from Rednyne Productions!



Best In Vancouver: Ellice Blackout


Keeping up with our coverage of the Best In Vancouver Finale interview series, I had a chat with the guitarist from Ellice Blackout.


James: What can we expect from Ellice Blackout for the upcoming finale show?

Jaws: A performance so polished you can see your reflection in it, we've really tightened all the nuts and bolts for this final show

James: What do you think about the competition and its impact in the scene?
Jaws: I think its exactly what the scene and new bands need to launch our careers as musicians in Vancouver. the exposure so far has been amazing

James: What do you think of the judges and prizes?.

Jaws: I personally dont know a lot about them as this is my first rock band, I've always stayed in the metal scene before. But i know a lot of the other guys in my band really look up to them

James: What are some upcoming plans with the band?

Jaws: We have a brand new full length album thats just in the studio getting finished, It should be out in the new year, Plus plans are in the works for a really big music video shoot in January. So there is a lot of great things on the horizon for Ellice Blackout

Check out details for the show HERE. Follow Ellice Blackout on Facebook HERE


Stay tuned for interviews with the other remaining two bands. Check out our interview with Nightshift as well!



Best In Vancouver: Nightshift


I had a quick chat with the guitarist from Nightshift about being in the Top 4 for the Best In Vancouver competition put on by Rednyne:


James: What can we expect from Nightshift for the upcoming finals?

Martin: We're a little different from the rest of the bands. We bring fast, loud, energetic punk rock with a setlist of nothing but fan favourites.

James: What are your thoughts about the competition and what it does for the scene?

Martin: I love the idea. It's a great way for local bands to get exposer to industry reps as well as bands (and their fans) from different genres. We've made connections with so many great people and heard a lot of great music so far.

James: What do you think about the prizes and the panel of judges?

Martin: All the bands that made it to the finals are guaranteed a prize pack that is going to move them forward with their music career. Ranging from songs produced by Tommy Mac of Headly and Danny Craig of Default, to photo shoots with Tyler Branston Photography and web design. Rednyne did a really good job of putting this competition together. The panel of judges is no less impressive. Its great to see big names in the industry supporting up and coming bands.

Check out the show details HERE. Follow Nightshift on Facebook HERE.


Keep checking out the site for upcoming interviews with the other three bands!



Why Tour Videos Rock


Ever want to feel like a rockstar? get to know a band better? see what bands do when they aren't rocking the stage? No better way than seeing a tour video. See them out on the road, being goofs, having fun, and see their fine pallets of fast food first hand!

Check out Tommy Alto's West Coast USA tour vlog! It has some great shots and some fun times!
Check out their Facebook HERE.


Somewhere Only We Know


Victoria singer/songwriter Rebecca Boux recorded a fantastic version of Somewhere Only We Know at the Hammer Records mobile studio! Take a listen here!


Lost Stars

Check out this fantastic cover by Peggy Yeh and Kyle Stibbs! Two fantastic singers.
Check out Kyle Stibb's Facebook page HERE.