Thursday, April 7, 2016

#CMW Artist Showcase - The Undivided

Coming from Cardiff, alternative rock band The Undivided is rocking Canadian Music Week. We had a quick chat with them about their upcoming show in Toronto.

Hammer Records: Tell us what you think of when you think Canadian Music?
The Undivided: We have been counting down to getting back to CMW since the moment the wheels went back up on the plane on our way home last year. It's just such an amazing atmosphere and a great opportunity for a new band. Before we went last year we never dreamed that we would get the chance to do things like this - and here we are coming back for our second year

Hammer Records: How did you get involved in Canadian Music Week?
The Undivided: We kind of just fell into it last year! Our manager has quite a few contacts in Canada from managing a Canadian band a few years ago. When she told us that we might be going I dont think anybody really thought it would actually come to pass. We all just kinda said "ok great" and got on with stuff. Then suddenly it all just happened and we were racing to get everything sorted. So when we got the email a few month the after CMW  2015 inviting us back we couldn't believe our luck!

Hammer Records: What do you have planned for Canadian Music Week?
The Undivided: We didn't get much time last year - we had 3 or 4 days that were filled with seminars, flue ring and shows so we didn't get too much chance to explore and visit other venues. This year we are out for twice as long so looking forward to getting out into Toronto a bit more. We also have a trip to niagra falls booked - one off the bucket list!  More music, more people, more poutine! 

Hammer Records: What message do you want to send to Canadians listening to your music?
The Undivided: From our experience, Toronto has such a vibrant music scene where people still just go out to see who's playing. Real grass roots support that you don't get everywhere. Keep that going as its how you nurture new talent! 
As far as listening to our music, a lot of our songs are about breaking down barriers and accomplishing whatever you put your mind to. It's worked for us - otherwise we never would have made it back to Canada! 

Hammer Records: Whats coming up for you?

The Undivided: We've been busy writing and recording a new EP especially for our trip out to CMW - you should be the first people to hear it and get a copy! 
We have a few gigs for CMW this year to be announced shortly. Otherwise keep an eye on our website: all the latest! 

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