Five Questions With Schwey

Photo Supplied by Schwey

Vancouver, BC-based band, Schwey has recently signed to 604 Records and released their new single, “Can’t Stop (The Groove)” along with a music video for the release. The video was shot throughout their hometown of Vancouver, BC by Lester Lyons-Hookman, and shows the band dancing through the city streets until dawn, introducing their playful side and proving the quite literally can’t stop their groove.

The band shares,

“We’ve never done a video at this scale before. Lester and Jeremy are truly talented, gifted, intelligent, and beautiful people – we’re so lucky to have worked with them,” says the band. “In the video, we try to keep the same energy as our live show and just do our thing. The van is borrowed from our family band “Winona Forever” – I think it’s broken down now (rip).”

Check out the video below and find out more about the band in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We are Schwey from Vancouver BC. Isaiah Dobbs and Jacob Schwinghammer plus Jarah Dobbs featuring the best drummers and guitar players we can get our hands on.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

We make sounds that appeal to us. Heavily influenced by soul, R&B, hip-hop, pop, funk and The Beatles. But who isn’t?

We do everything all at once when writing. We record, write, mix, produce, practice, jam, all at once it’s a really crap way to work but I highly recommend it.

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

We have dates in Montreal and Toronto in late November, then December 8th at the Vogue back in Van. We come from the DIY punk venues of east van so expect a little grease but we like jazz so expect a little class.

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

We currently have two songs out so just listen to both of them and imagine everything in between.

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

BBNG, Kaytranada, POMO, Joni Mitchell, Fleece, Winona Forever, that guy Drake, uhhhhhhh Club Sofa, ACDATYOUNGN*GGA, Prado, Jessie Reyes, Neil Young, Biebs. Weird list my apologies.

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