Where are you from?
From the bushes outside of Ottawa, now from Toronto.
Name of band:
Blue Cougars. I came up with that name when I was seven with my best friend at the time. It stuck and so did the logo.
Who else is in your band?
Nick (guitaring) and AJ (drumming).
How would you describe yourselves?
I've heard us described as "lofi psych-pop". Our approach is to approximate the music experience as a teenager when things are exciting, if not a bit budget. DIY. The feeling of getting a mix tape in the mail from a pen pal.
Who are your main influences musically?
I suppose early 90s grunge and late 90s electronic. Archers of Loaf and Portishead.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
I just want to make the music exactly what it should be and if some other people like it - bonus!
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Actually finishing an album! It was a large endeavour and I'm proud of how it turned out. We were also lucky enough to have some friends whose music we love, remix a couple songs (Tim Condon of Fresh Snow and TK Dallman of Make Haste, both of which can be found free on our bandcamp). Either that or playing Swine-Fest.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I wouldn't mind forgetting some elements of Swine-Fest.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I think I'd pick Can't You Hear Me Calling. It contains all the essential elements, plus friends seem to like that one.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?