Five Questions with Liam Corcoran

We were so happy to chat with former Two Hours Traffic frontman, Liam Corcoran for this segment of Five Questions With. He is about to release his debut album, NEVAHLAND on November 3, 2017 and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope you enjoy learning more about Liam, and we recommend you go pre-order the album HERE!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi my name is Liam Corcoran and I live in Charlottetown, PEI. I was the lead singer in an indie band called Two Hours Traffic and I’m about to release my first solo full-length, NEVAHLAND.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I tend to mess around with pop/rock, alt-country, and indie folk. I write the bulk of my material with an acoustic guitar but I’ve been branching out and trying some new approaches lately. I go to the piano when I’m out of ideas (and I can’t play the piano).

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I’m playing in Halifax on Aug 31 as part of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. The gig is at the Carleton and my fellow Islander Nathan Wiley is on the bill as well. My live performances stay pretty faithful to the recordings…I currently have a cool band consisting of some veterans from the Charlottetown scene.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

I’m pretty high on the new record, so I would say my first single ‘Tick-Tock’. It has some sonic elements I’ve used in the past but I think the characters in the lyrics take it into a new territory that I haven’t reached before.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Too many! I’m loving what’s going on in R&B like Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD. Daniel Romano continues to keep us guessing. I really like Sam Roberts’ newest single. Are the Barr Brothers considered Canadian? Their stuff is pretty magical.

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