Saturday, 18 May 2013

Air Marshal Landing Q&A

Your name:
Matt Simmonds - bass/vocals.

Where are you from?
Toronto, Canada.

Name of band:
Air Marshal Landing.

Who else is in your band?
Cory Adrian - guitar/vocals; Graham Drummond - drums/keys/percussion.

How would you describe yourselves?
We call it thoughtful indie/pop/rock. It's rock music with pop sensibilities, meaning we tend to write music that's 'hum-able' and catchy. It's indie rock because it doesn't have a completely polished, formulaic mainstream sound. It's thoughtful because there are layers to peel away, within the music and within the lyrics.

Who are your main influences musically?
You Brits really get our engines revving! Some of our favourite bands include a few British bands, as well as a few who may as well be: Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, The Police, The Killers, Kings of Leon. But our influences come from our collective musical experience. We are also deeply influenced by the local Toronto bands and people we hang out with everyday. There's some seriously cool music coming from Canada these days.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Music is a creative outlet, but personally, I've never wanted to do much else for a living other than play music. So to get to a point where our music sustains us financially would be so amazing, and so fulfilling!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Recording our debut LP in mountains near Vancouver was amazing. We spent a month isolated on the side of a mountain, immersed in the recording process, playing some amazing gear, hanging with some amazing people. Definitely a highlight.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
There isn't one....even the bad moments are just learning moments. We just try not to make the same mistakes again. 

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Probably our song called Me And My Friends. You should hear the layers I was talking about, in both the music and the lyrics. The guitar, bass and drums play off of each other in a pretty typical way (for us). We've been told that the melodies are annoyingly catchy. Whatever that means, we're glad people are humming our tunes!

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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