Five Questions With Ellevator

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Arts & Crafts signed experimental-pop band Ellevator has just released their new track, “Hounds”. “Hounds” is the second track from the band’s debut EP which will be released via Arts & Crafts this spring. Check out the single below, and find out more about Ellevator through our newest segment of Five Questions With.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hello, I’m Nabi Sue Bersche. I sing in a band called Ellevator, from Hamilton, Ontario. The band is made up of Elliott Gwynne, Tyler Bersche, Mike Boyd, and myself.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

We call our music Pop Rock. We have big wild moments and hushed intimate moments in the same song. Sometimes our music is quite cinematic. We tend to write together in long sessions. One of us will bring an idea to the room, and we’ll build on that idea for a while- often turning it into something else entirely. I usually sing jibberish or placeholder lyrics in writing sessions to figure out the melody and my rhythm and then write actual lyrics on my own or with Tyler afterward.

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

We do have a few upcoming shows. We’re heading out West from March 16th-31st, opening up for Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good, and shortly after we’ll be joining BANNERS for dates in Ontario, Quebec and several Northeastern states. In June we’ll be playing The Rally with The Arkells, Cold War Kids, and Bishop Briggs. We all mean what we play, and have a great time playing it. We’ve been friends longer than we’ve been bandmates, and we really do have fun together. Our shows can be emotional, sometimes intense. They’re also simple, focusing on the songs we’ve written.

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

“St. Cecilia”

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

I’m really loving Charlotte Cardin’s music right now. Also, Andy Shauf and his hauntingly beautiful lyrics and melodies. And Feist, of course!

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