Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sharing the Love Rock Revolution, Scatterheart to the Rescue: Second Interview with Vancouver Love Rockers Scatterheart
Scatterheart, a Theatrical Love Rock band from Vancouver are playing an all ages show in Regina at the Exchange tonight September 9th.
With a new western Canadian tour under way in support their Love Rock Revolution, I recently had a chance to ask the boys of Canadian glam/punk-rock outfit Scatterheart a few questions. They are on their way to your town to dazzle you with their Love Rock Spectacle.
"The flavour is reminiscent of the '70's and '80's. Think Platinum Blonde meets Freddie Mercury with a little Bowie tossed in for good measure." - Camrose Canadian writer Kelly Barrett had this to say about Vancouver based band Scatterheart.
Handstands, guitar solos, sing-alongs, dance contests, catchy songs - and above all... an amazing live experience!
Here is what the fantastic Scatterheart had to say:
SPUN: How would you describe the sound of your music and what makes you feel that your album is different from other artists in your genre?
Scatterheart: Our overall goal is to create music that is uplifting AND powerful. There’s a lot of softer music that is uplifting and a lot of heavier music that is dark and intense. Both are cool, but we’re trying to take elements from each and create a two headed super music. Like if Zeus and Cupid had an illegitimate child.
SPUN: Have you written or created a song that didn’t make the album cut that you wished would have?
Scatterheart: Yes and no. There are times where you write what seems like a great song and you want the whole world to hear it but at the same time when we are working on a full album, it’s the full album that we’re creating, if that particular song doesn’t fit then it’ll have it’s place elsewhere. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
SPUN: Do you have any musical pet peeves?
Scatterheart: We tried to keep a few pet peeves, but we found it cost too much to feed them. Also, they wouldn’t let us take our peeves on the airplane with us. Oh - and they weren’t very musical. We tried to teach one to play keyboards and sing background vocals for us but he just hit all the keys at once and yelled. We gave them away to a nice family in Delaware who takes care of them for us, but there isn’t a day we don’t think about them... Oh peeves...
SPUN: Besides music, what are your favorite things to do? What keeps you grounded?
Scatterheart: Wes likes Hockey, Jesse likes Yoga and Mike and Doug like long walks on the beach. Together. Yes, you heard us.
SPUN: What would you say is your favorite song on the album and why?
Scatterheart: Those are our babies you can’t make us pick one over the other, but if we had to it would easily be Beautiful, it’s such a feel good song, or maybe The Free, love the energy of it, or no, wait, Take A Look Around.... uhm, ya, we can’t pick.
SPUN: What do you miss most, besides family and friends, while you are out traveling and touring?
Scatterheart: Sleeping in our own beds, making food on a stove and doing laundry (all at the same time). Jesse misses his hyperbaric chamber and pet monkeys.
SPUN: When not on stage you and your bandmates can often be found around the merch table? How important is it to be available to your fans?
Scatterheart: It’s the most important thing we do, without the fans we wouldn’t have anywhere to tour. And we have such awesome loving fans that it’s a pleasure to get to meet them all. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people because of it. “Hi everyone!”
SPUN: What kinds of comments do you get?
Scatterheart: I love the wings, can I wear them? I love the hat can I have it? I love your jacket, where’d you get it? I love your drummer, can I kiss keep him?
SPUN: What’s the secret to living on the road?
Scatterheart: A 12” color TV with a collection of Steve Martin movies.
SPUN: What phrase do you never want to hear again?
Scatterheart: Hit me baby one more time!
SPUN: This is where it gets random!!
Scatterheart: Yes. Yes it is. Good question, by the way.
SPUN: If you could pick which character from the wizard of Oz you are like, who would it be? The Lion, The Tinman, The Scarecrow, Dorothy or the Wizard?
Scatterheart: The Lion, because he had the most heart - plus I think he’d look good in feathered shoulder pads.
SPUN: Have you ever shaved any part of your body other than your face?
Scatterheart: Do eyebrows count?
SPUN: How come rappers never smile in photo's?
Scatterheart: Because they are afraid of letting people know that they are beautiful inside. (And maybe they can’t afford to go to the dentist.)
SPUN: Amanda wants to know who does your hair?
Scatterheart: All hair is done within the band, colorings, cuts, the whole she-bang! You need to when you’re on the road, we can’t bring a stylist with us yet so we’ve learn to be crafty with the scissors.
SPUN: Rick Wants to know if you could live out one movie what would it be?
Scatterheart: 1984, it was such a great year for music, oh wait....
SPUN: Kim wants to know if the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with Mars... do you really believe that peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars? If you don't know just smile and nod like I do to her.
Scatterheart: *Smiling and nodding :) Jesse agrees though.
Scatterheart Loves You!! :)