Killing Vogue will be sharing the stage with some popular local acts this Friday, January 30th at The Imperial. The boys were nice enough to answer a few questions about themselves, and tell us what they have planned for the near future.
So far we've had a very positive experience. The Vancouver scene has really taken us in and we've met a lot of great bands and people. It's great to know that there are other musicians out there supporting us and helping to build the scene.
- What is your opinion on the modern digitization of the music industry? Do you think platforms like iTunes and other online music distribution systems are helping or hurting the quality of new music?
The digitization of music has opened a lot of doors distribution wide, as well provided a lot of opportunities for new music acts. Being able to download music online has changed the way people purchase music. We still think that buying a physical copy of the music is an important part of the experience.
- What is your favorite venue to play in Vancouver?
We absolutely love the Imperial. It's a great venue that has hosted a variety of notable acts.
- The chord structures and melodies in Drop And Sway are very unique, where do you draw your songwriting inspirations from?
We listen to all types of music to gain songwriting perspective. Everybody contributes to the writing process, although a song usually begins with a simple guitar riff. If we hear a good melody or hook we work with the tune until we're satisfied. Our songwriting inspiration comes from each other.
- What is the music education background of the band members? Have you all had formal/informal lessons or are you mostly self-taught?
We are mostly self taught musicians. Our guitarist has had some training in music theory. We learn from our past experiences and always try to top our next song.
- Who is your favorite local Vancouver band to share the stage with?
Bridges to Royal has always been one of our favourite local bands. They've got a great sound and we are good friends with the members. It's also been great getting to know Liars and Lions as well. We hope to play more shows with them in 2015. Papertrails is always a lot of fun to play with. They bring a lot of energy and create hype for the show.
- What are your short-term plans for 2015 concerning recording, gigs, touring, etc?
Our first priority is finishing our EP which we hope to release in the next month. After that we want to perfect our live shows and enter Fox Seeds 2015.
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