Photo Credit: Kieran Meyn
Toronto, ON based post-hardcore band, Sparrows is made up of Dan Thomson, Jon Busby, Justin Sears and Kevin Dennison. The band has performed on many stages, including SXSW, NXNE, CMW and Ottawa Bluesfest. Sparrows are about to set off on a string of tour dates with Heavy Hearts & Life In Vacuum for the Fiends of Winter tour! We were happy to catch up with them for a segment of Five Questions With!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello! We are Sparrows from Toronto. We are a four-piece band who love to play live and our gear always seems to be about 30% broken. We like things loud. Three of us are relatively tall and one of us is short.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Dynamics and emotion are what we concentrate on. Our goal is always to find a way, both musically and through our live show, to convey that in the best way we can. We draw influence from all over the map, and owe a lot to the bands around us who inspire us to be better.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Our next upcoming shows are actually the Fiends Of Winter tour dates, which we are very excited about. As far as our live show goes, I will say that we are all very tired after.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Three Four Two Five, Three Four Two Five.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
A lot of our Canadian tastes seem to look backwards. Whether it’s someone like Moneen, Grade, Cursed, that era kind of has our heart. That being said, the bands we are doing this tour with are incredible, and it’s been a long time since the four of us have been this excited for a tour. Every band has something cool they are bringing to the table, and they definitely have our eyes and ears.
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.