Photo Credit: Richard MacFarlane
Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place later this month from May 18-20 featuring some of the best punk music that’s out there! We’re happy that we’ve had the chance to count down to this festival with you. So far we’ve chatted with Lost Love, This Is A Standoff, Duotang, Blurry Eyes and now the countdown continues with Alberta’s Julius Sumner Miller.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Darren Ollinger – Lead Vocals – Julius Sumner Miller from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prefer for festival season?
You prepare for festival season by drinking lots of water and getting some sleep… cause neither happen once you’re into it.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before?
I attended Pouzza 2, 3 as a fan… and Pouzza 6 and 7 with JSM.
If so, what is your favourite memory?
Suicide Machines doing Destruction by Definition in its entirety a couple of years ago was AMAZING… and drinking cheap 50’s on Foufs patio to the golden tones of Seth Anderson is always a favourite of mine.
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
Dead Fucking Last, Tsunami Bomb and I’d love to check out that Barn Burner reunion.
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
Pizza… most of the Poutine out West is hot garbage.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
Sled Island Festival in Calgary, Heliocity Fest in Medicine Hat.
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
Nonstop punk rock thrill ride.
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
Always be hustling, set up quickly and promote the hell out of your shows.
What’s up next for you?
Record a new record in June and maybe go for a pedicure.
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.