December 7, 2011

Q &A with the Elwins

Ladies and gentlemen! Feurd from the Toronto pop rock band, The Elwins (Remember the moustache video?) kindly spared some time to answer questions for Music Psychos!!! Enjoy! 

1. What inspired you guys to write the song, Help Out a Bro (M.O,V.E.M.B.E.R)?

We love moustaches! Also we think that Movember is a really great cause. Some of our families have been affected by prostate cancer in the past and it seemed like a great way to raise the awareness. We thought it would be fun to write a song and do a silly video to help spread the word and get involved!

2. Who do you think deserves 'the best moustache of the year' ?

Our drummer Travis deserves it! I think the best moustache of the year should go to all the dudes with faint hair on their upper lips. The ones who brave the month and didn't mind looking a little silly in order to support a great cause. 

3.  If you describe 2011 in one word for the Elwins, what word would it be and why?
Non-stop! 2011 was a very busy year for us, and a lot of fun. During the summer we played a ton of shows all around Ontario including a full out tour of summer camps for kids. It was very heartwarming. We finished up our record and released a single, shot some videos, and then recorded another short collaborative record that will be coming out soon. It is the first of an on-going series entitled 'Elwins & Friends'. The series will be us going on a musical retreat with a couple of our favorite musician friends and doing an album together in a week. The first one features Thom Gill and Drew Smith! Now we are finishing up the year with a Christmas song contest where fans can write holiday themed lyrics that we will write a song to! Check the contest video here:

4.  If you can tour with anyone from Toronto, who would you like to be on the road with and why?

There are so many amazing bands we would love tour tour with from Toronto. One that always comes to mind is our friends, Born Ruffians. They are the best dudes and play amazing tunes. It would be awesome to get the chance to hang out with them and see them play a whole bunch!

5. Anything that we can expect from the holiday show at El mocambo on December 10th with Paperlions and the Love Machine?

Yes! You can expect some wonderful Holiday goodness. Sing-alongs and your favorite seasonal tunes. I think we'll bring in a couple of special goodies and treats as well to make everyone feel at home. We want it to feel like you're sitting in front of the fire with some hot cocoa! 

6. Do you guy have anything planned up for 2012?

In 2012, our very first full-length record, 'And I Thank You' will be released! We are super excited about it. It will be coming out near the springtime! With the release we will be touring like mad all across North America. We'll be hitting up many festivals as well, such as SXSW in Austin. 

7.And last, any words for Music Psychos fans, Toronto indie music fans, and moustache lovers? 
Have fun, look after each other and enjoy the Holidays. Cheers!

Thank you so much Feurd!!! The Elwins have a hectic 2012 ahead of them with their new releases. (Exciting!!!) Let's celebrate the holidays with them on December 10th at El Mocambo with Paperlions and The Love Machine! This is going to be a wicked show to end all the goodness of 2011.

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