Monday, 9 June 2014

Crawl Q&A

Band name: 

Where are you from? 
Toronto, Canada

Who is in your band?
Scott Clark - Bass
Stuart Green - Guitar
Tom Grondin - Drums
Michael David Wolf - Vocals

How would you describe yourselves?
Crawl occupies that grey area between full-bore, gut-stomping, heavy chugging groove rock and soaring melodic hard rock.

Who are your main influences musically?
Everything from The Cure to Slayer - if it's got loud guitars, thundering bass, deadly rhythms and melody, we listen to it.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
When we started the band in the early 1990s, we immediately set realistic goals for ourselves: world domination, sales of 300million CDs worldwide, selling out five nights at Wembley and being the first band to play on the moon. But as we've been doing this, we came to realize that being true to who we are while respecting our audience is really important. We want to be one of those bands that has fun, writes great music and entertains people. We always want to be evolving as artists while building a solid base of fans. Playing live is really important to us.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
We've been really lucky to have had many highlights from writing our first songs to playing our first shows and releasing our first recordings for people to hear. If you ask the band we all probably have different highlights. But collectively, it would be our first time getting video airplay and then being nominated for a Hard Rock Video of the Year award at the MMVAs (Canadian version of the MTV Awards). That was the turning point when it all got real. Then came radio airplay and a second MMVA nomination and we were a "real" band.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We've had only a few lows in our career. The most unpleasant moments are those when we are at each other's throats. Maybe recording isn't going well, maybe the tour is not what we had hoped for. Being in a band is like being in a relationship there will be hard times, but hopefully they are outnumbered by the good times, the successes and the praise.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Again, I think the band would all pick different "favourite" songs. But certainly the track "Dry" is one that we are best known for. It represents our diversity with it's melodic verses and heavy chorus. It was also our biggest "hit" in terms of video and radio play. The new stuff we're writing is a bit different - heavier.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music? 
@crawlrocks on Twitter
crawlrocks on instagram

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