Photo Credit: Samantha Katz
We recently chatted with Winnipeg, MB based band, À La Mode, so if you’re interested in finding out more about the band, continue reading and we’re sure you’ll learn something new!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
À La Mode is from Winnipeg and has been an evolving musical entity for the past few years, moving from a solo project (with a 3-song EP) to a band (with a new 8-song album called Perfection Salad) to a band with a totally different lineup (currently on tour). It will probably continue to shape-shift over time.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
À La Mode makes heart pop music. The songs (lyrics, melodies, harmonies, form) are written by Dominique Lemoine, and the arrangements have been collaborative. For the self-titled EP, the arrangements were a collaboration between Dominique and producer/mixer J Riley Hill. For Perfection Salad, the arrangements were developed collaboratively with the band (the first one) over the course of a year or so.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance? We’re currently in the middle of a tour in Ontario and Montreal. We still have a few shows left – London, Montreal, Ottawa. Once we’re back in Winnipeg, we plan to play a show some time in the winter, and we will also be playing in February at the Festival du Voyageur (a big annual festival in Winnipeg celebrating franco-manitoban history as well as international culture). We try to be earnest and open on stage, and we just really love playing music.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Total Doom. There’s a music video for it!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
For Winnipeg bands: Basic Nature, iansucks, Mulligrub, Slow Spirit, Bicycle Face… etc. Outside of Winnipeg: Alvvays, Chad Vangaalen, Shania Twain, Celine Dion… <3
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.