Vancouver based band “Chains Of Love” are about to embark on a national tour with “Said The Whale”. Â They will be playing with “Said The Whale” and “Boxer The Horse” at The Wave in Charlottetown on April 5. Â The Scene’s Alyssa Gallant had a chance to interview KeyboardistÂ Henry Beckwith last week.
1. In February’s issue of Exclaim Magazine you were listed as Top 5 Most Anticipated Albums of 2012. What can we expect to hear in the album?
I think the best thing to do here would be to check out the album and see what happens, experience it for yourself.
2. With your first album under your belt, tell us how it all got started.
It initially started as a recording project with no intention of playing live. Felix, our guitarist/producer owns a recording studio in Vancouver called Little Red Sounds and had wanted to start girl group style of band. He’d known Nathalia for a few years and had wanted to work with her for some time so he asked if she’d be interested. From there, he invited a group of players that he’d recorded over the years in their other projects. We’d meet every Tuesday with a goal of completing a song in it’s entirety that day, in an attempt to capture a more traditional recording process as well as focusing on capturing the performances. We put some of the songs up on bandcamp and quickly found ourselves becoming a band and started playing live.
3. You’re about to go on tour with Said The Whale. What are you most looking forward to while touring?
I think we’re all pretty excited to see the country, coast to coast. Personally, I’m really looking forward to seeing the east coast as I’ve only made it as far as Montreal.
4. Social media is expanding every year and most artist are creating websites. Do you have any websites for the band in the works?
Yeah. We’re looking for a designer to do one. Who knows when it’ll be up?
5. Where did the name, Chains of Love, originate?
The Beatles — Chains
6. Breakfast or supper?
Breakfast. Preferably under five bucks. Eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast and a cup of coffee. It’s all you need.
7. Hitchcock or Cubick?
Hitchcock. The Birds, Lifeboat, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window….
8. Living in the west coast is similar and yet different from the east. What is your favorite thing about the east coast?
I suppose we’ll find out! I’ve heard everybody’s friendly.
9. What’s your theme song for your life?
Nada Surf — Concrete Bed
10. What’s on your iPod today?
Twin River “Rough Gold” and Fresh and Only’s “Secret Walls.” Repeat.
By: Alyssa Gallant
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