Photo Credit: Antoine Bordeleau
Le Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) takes place from August 30 to September 2, 2018. We are glad to chat with some of the performers in advance of the event. First off, we spoke with Jittery Jack and Miss Amy, Alexandra Stréliski, Random Recipe, and HOLY TWO. Next up, we spoke with Montreal’s Corridor, which you can catch live on Saturday, September 1 from 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm at Scène extérieure Desjardins. For more info, head HERE.
Is this your first time playing the FME?
This is the second time we are playing FME, we played in 2015
Who are you looking forward to seeing perform from the festival line up?
Looking forward to seeing Jesuslesfilles, Choses Sauvages, FRIGS and Penny Diving.
How would you say playing a festival differs from a solo show?
The general vibe, you get to see lots of other bands. You also gotta convince the audience that you’re good. On a solo show, people in the audience are already convinced.
What are some things you think make this specific music festival great?
It’s like a really far away family reunion. People are always excited to go there. FME is also known for treating well the artists with lots of food and booze.
If you were to headline a festival and create your own lineup, who would you choose?
Mainly bands that we’re friends with; Chocolat, Jesuslesfilles, Ponctuation, Choses Sauvages, Silver Dapple, IDALG, CRABE, VICTIME, Solids, Organ Mood, Morthouse, Pottery, Anemone, Halo Maud, BIG|BRAVE and our new pals Shame from the UK and Snail Mail from the US.
If you could pick a place to have your own music festival, where would it be and why?
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere. We just played Arboretum Festival that takes place on a farm near Ottawa. Everything was nice about that festival; not too crowded, sick lineup, delicious and affordable food, great hospitality and staff. I guess I’d like a festival with that kind of vibe.
Explain your performance in five words or less.
Knee-dancing guitar rock.
If you had to choose one song to recommend to a new listener, which would it be?
Are there any other major dates or festivals you would like to mention for upcoming shows?
We’re co-headlining a show with No Joy on September 26th for Pop Montreal and then we are heading to the US for a short east coast tour.
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.