Photo Credit: Randy Edwards
Waterloo, ON based heavy metal band, Auras released their debut full-length album, Heliospectrum on September 30, 2016, and are now on tour with only a few Canadian dates including an upcoming stop at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto on April 4. If you’re unable to make that show, have no fear they will be doing a Canadian tour in May, so stay tuned for that. We were happy that they had a few minutes to spare to chat with us via this Five Questions With segment, enjoy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Auras from Waterloo, Ontario and our favourite N64 game is Super Smash Bros.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our writing is an expression of what we love and enjoy musically, and we strive to incorporate as many of these elements as we can when composing our tracks. Our writing style usually begins with Josh creating an idea, and sending it to Nathan to add drums, bass and production. Once we have a solid reference track, we all come together to revise, arrange and refine the music to our liking.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We are currently on tour with Erra and Phinehas playing shows across North America. After we finish up this run, we have a Canadian tour from May 11-17 with Miss May I and Obey the Brave. This string of dates with be in Ontario and Quebec.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
We would suggest listening to “Spiral”. We recently released a music video for this song.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Canadian music has always been very important for us and we have high praise for many bands from our country. Some current notable favourites are Protest the Hero, Intervals, Drake, The Weeknd, and Structures.
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.