Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place this month from May 19-21, and we’re happy to count down to this festival with you. We will be chatting with a number of the Canadian lineup to get everyone excited for the event. We have already talked to a number of bands, and the fun begins today, we are chatting with Evan October from BC based band, Isotopes.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Hi. I’m Evan October from the Isotopes.
Pouzza Fest is in May, which is really the beginning of the summer festival season, how to prepare for the festival season?
Yeah festival season can get pretty tough. Lots of stiff competition out there. We usually blow through at least few voodoo dolls between May and August preparing for these things.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
We played in 2013 and I remember we passed a couple baseball bats out into the audience during our set just to see if there was any talent out there but the problem was everyone was so drunk so we just had all these maniacs swinging baseball bats around in a crowd. Since then we’ve been keeping a pretty tight grip on our baseball bats.
There’s quite a big line-up at Pouzza Fest, who are you most excited to check out at the festival?
I’m most excited for this Pouzza Fest baseball game. We’re playing for Stomp Records team and we’re looking forward to seeing a bunch of other bands out there on the diamond.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
We are playing Rocket From Russia Fest in Vancouver in July.
Describe your live show in 5 words, and GO!
Lots of 4-counts and butt-cheeks
If you were asked to give an up and coming artist some advice, what would that advice be?
My advice for up and coming artists is to hold yourself to a really fucking high standard in every aspect of being a band. You can’t always be the best but you can always get better. So get better.
What’s up next for you?
Up next for the ‘Topes is we’re entertaining offers on the black Ford Mustang from the Legend Of George Brett video. Opening bid starts at $2000 USD. Runs great!
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