I had the chance to ask Barrie, ON based indie rock band, Gruntled Generates a series of questions about their background, music and more!
First off, care to introduce yourselves to our readers?
Hi, we’re Gruntled Generates and we’re sitting at our jam spot, about to get loud. Thanks for the interview.
How did you meet and form Gruntled Generates?
We met at a Kim Mitchell Tribute Band show in 1994. We were like five years old and Jed (guitar) still has the shirt.
You have recorded a 3-song EP, what can you tell us about the writing process on that?
Awkward, like the first time always is, but eventually you smooth it out everyone walked away feeling sort of OK. We giggled because we knew the next one is going to be much much less more awkward.
When can fans expect a full length album?
It’s in the in the pipes. It’s worth the drive to Acton.
Do you have any upcoming shows you’d like to tell us about?
December 2 at the Foxx Lounge in Barrie. We’re playing with Ian Blurton’s band. Ian is a stalwart Torontonian from the Cowboy Junkies.
If someone has yet to see you perform live, what can they expect from a Gruntled Generates show?
It’s loud. There is a lot of jumping around. Did we mention it’s loud?
What’s up next for you?
We live by the mantra: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Hyundai; Everyday you can save at Baytown Hyundai.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, who are you current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
The Gruntled Generates are on our radar right now. Check them out if you get the chance.
Here at Canadian Beats, we like to include a portion of questions that may help your fans learn something new about you, so here goes:
What was the first album you ever purchased?
Corey’s (guitar) first was Paranoid by Black Sabbath. Jed (guitar) was Black Sabbath my Black Sabbath. Mark (vocals) was Elvis’s Gold Hits from the record store that burned down downtown Barrie. Steve (drums) was Mad World by Tom Cochrane. Dave (bass) is not here for the interview so his choice is Wham!
What was the last show you attended, as a fan?
The last one a bunch of us went to was Brand New at the Sound Academy. Great show.
What is your favourite autumn activity?
What is your all-time favourite video game?
Cross Country Canada or Leisure Suit Larry. Don’t pick up the hitch-hikers!
What is your current go-to song?
These Hands by Jewel. Hits us right in the feels-berries.
What is one thing that your fans would be surprised to learn about you?
Constant intermittent night fights. Or that our go-to song is by Jewel. Gotta keep people guessing.
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
We don’t have anything for sale (yet) but that’s cool because our moms already have our cds. Come out to our next show and let’s do some shots together. It’s become sorta a pre-show routine for us. Dave is not here, but he would like to tell you that he’s at a wedding and having a wonderful time.
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.