CS: When I started all this I wanted to sound like the Pixies, then I obsessed over The Dirty Three, Radiohead, and Tom Waits. Then I heard The Shins, Arcade Fire, and Modest Mouse. Now I wish I wrote like Veda Hille and Matt Pond PA. We seem to have been successful at apeing our favourites, cause we've been compared to nearly every band I just listed as influences.
- What's the song you're most proud of writing?
CS: Thieves of Memory (of which we are just about to launch a video) came the easiest and seems to still speak to us the most, although Only Mystery has a very enjoyable intensity to it when we play it on stage.
- What was the first album you ever bought?
CS: Dreamboat Annie by Heart. They were hot and they ROCKED!
- And what is your guilty pleasure band?
CS: Beatles, The White Album.
- There seems to be so much great music coming out of Canada lately...who are your personal favourites/hot tips/musical buddies you'd like to 'big up'?
CS: Check out Portico, Jesse Matheson, Veda Hille, The Neins Circa, Jenn Grant, and Eisenhauer.
- Can you describe yourself/your sound in 6 words?
Visit Parlour Steps at:
Buy Ambiguoso (CD or mp3) at CD Baby.
mp3: Only Mystery - Parlour Steps
mp3: What the Lonely Say - Parlour Steps
mp3: Thieves of Memory - Parlour Steps
Check out the songs above and, if you like what you hear (which I'm sure you will), why not enter my competition to win a CD. All that is required of you is to leave a comment on this post, and a winner will be picked at random. You will need to either tick the box to be notified of further comments on the post, check back, or leave an e-mail address where I can get in touch with you...just so you know that you have won!
Competition closes in two weeks - 20 May 2008.