Get your dancing shoes ready! The Census are coming to Canadian Music Week! We had a chat with the pop group about their upcoming show in Toronto.
Hammer Records: Tell us what you think of when you think Canadian Music?
The Census: A mountie sitting on a freshly cut tree stump at the peak of a snowy mountain, hammering out beautiful chords from his accordion while singing a blend of French and English lyrics.
OR innovation. Canadian bands know how to write a damn tune and are really shaking the industry. You see bands like Alvvays, Metric and City and Colour rocketing up the charts and it’s not surprising, they’ve got jams on tap.
Hammer Records: How did you get involved in Canadian Music Week?
The Census: We were in town last year during CMW to record “Sexy Eyes” and we decided we’d stop in to see our pals from Broncho rock a slick set at the Velvet Underground. We were halfway through convincing Ryan Lindsey to come slam out a guitar solo on our track when he got dragged away by his manager, and ever since we knew we had to go back.
Hammer Records: What do you have planned for Canadian Music Week?
The Census: Our set will be pure pop-rock excellence. We’ll be tearing through our entire catalog and sprinkling in some of our favourite covers to make sure we literally set the stage on fire.
We’ve reached out to Shakira to maybe collab on a couple tunes but we’ve yet to hear back from her. Hopefully soon, she’s a busy gal.
Hammer Records: What message do you want to send to Canadians listening to your music?
The Census: Don’t be afraid to pick up an instrument and just give it hell. A couple years ago we were just a bunch of dudes who decided we wanted to entertain our friends at the local pub. And now look at us, we’re playing CMW baby!
Hammer Records: Whats coming up for you?
The Census: We’ve got a couple new tracks in the works that we’re hoping to bang out soon. We’ve got a hell of a gig coming up April 28th at Call The Office in London where we’ll be reuniting with our pals from Poor Young Things.
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