Five Questions With BingeNinja

Photo Credit: Geordan Taylor

Toronto, ON-based BingeNinja is back with a new single, “Tell It”, which is off of their latest album, Teratoma. Check out the video below and find out more about BingeNinja in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Shane. I play guitar and sing in BingeNinja. Seanathan plays bass and Kyle Prodigy plays drums.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

It’s so cliche to say that our music is very eclectic, but our musical mantra has always been to make whatever kind of songs we want. Because of this fact, our writing styles become as varied as the influences that inspire our songs.  I think there will always be a magic in getting together in a room and fleshing a song out together. That being said, I spent some time cutting stone up north a few years back which was very monotonous and required me to have noise cancelling hearing protection. I started hearing melodies forming, and eventually wrote most of the songs on our first full length in my head while cutting stone 12 hours a day and meeting with the guys to lay them down on actual instruments. As if that wasn’t strange enough, in the last year or so I have started dreaming about playing and singing songs and waking up quickly enough to write down the words and melodies. The newest song I am currently working on was already written and performed in my dream. Songwriting has basically taken over every aspect of my conscious and subconscious life.

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

We’re playing a show in Brampton on Oct.25th at The Rose Theatre. The three of us are originally from Brampton and have played every basement, pub and warehouse in the city, so playing at The Rose Theatre is a big deal to us. In terms of our live performances, we will play acoustic shows, electronic shows, basically whatever we feel like doing at the time. However, we recently released our second full-length record “Teratoma”, and so we have been playing mainly full band shows to promote that material. The shows are VERY loud, and VERY high energy.

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

Once again, this is a tough question for me. Our material is so varied, it would be almost impossible to encapsulate our overall sound into one tune. I suppose if I had to pick I would choose “Trephining” from our first full length “The Dead Artisan, The New Artist” (Self Destruction for Re-Invention). It’s a bit of an opus of sorts and a fan favourite because it has a lot of the elements that make up our sound. Soft, dramatic melodies, dulcet tones, unorthodox song structure, crushing heaviness, odd time signatures yet still existing under the umbrella of a pop tune.

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

Disabler, Fond, Lust, HammerHands, Pat Stay, Cruel Bloom, Babygirl, METZ, Nailbox, The Great Sabatini, WTCHS, trenchlung, Daniel Ceasar, Career Suicide, Sago, Eye Steal

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