Five Questions With The Beat Escape

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Montreal’s electronic duo, The Beat Escape will be in Toronto tomorrow (August 3, 2018) for a show at Bambi’s. During the show, the crowd will be treated to music from their album, Life Is Short The Answers Long which was released on April 27, 2018, via Last Gang. Now, it’s time for you to find out more about Patrick and Addy from The Beat Escape in our newest segment of Five Questions With!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

P: Hi. My name is Patrick.

A: My name is Addy. We come from Montreal.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

A: A: Our music style kind of sounds a bit like the Beach Boys but if they weren’t on the beach; they’d been drinking at a pub somewhere in Quebec for eight hours so kept messing up their harmonies. In terms of writing style, lyrically we’re probably most similar to that of Leonard Cohen, but at the age of thirteen, right after he had his Bar Mitzvah and before he started to write poetry.

P: We make electronic music. Perhaps you could call it electronic pop. Or synth pop with a far reach of influences. I dunno. We’re playing a set on Friday that’s gonna be a clubby one. We like doing that. Tailoring our performance to the vibe of the venue and night. I guess that’s an aspect of our writing style. Let’s just say we’re open.

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

P: This Friday at Bambi’s in Toronto. It’ll be our third gig there. It’s a great club. Nice people, and a dope sound system. We’ll be playing with an 808, Juno 60, SH 101, MPC and a cheap Yamaha keyboard. A few different interpretations from our album and a few new ones as well. Then we have a Montreal gig after summer’s end.

A: When we play live I imagine that we might sound a bit like Kraftwerk, but if they were heartbroken & wasted and making tons of mistakes.

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

P: Tough call. Right now I’d say “Nemo Propheta” or” Sign Of Age”. Although I did listen to the b side off of our first single the other day and was really pleased with it. That one’s called “Half Empty Happiness”.

A: Yeah, not sure.

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

P: Science Friction, Solitary Dancer, Ex-terrestrial, Tess Roby, M. Salaciak and Bernadino Femminielli to name a few. Many of these acts are friends so it’s a privilege to be surrounded by lots of inspiring people.

A: Saw the She Devils the other night and they were wonderful. For the most part, I was terrified.

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