Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place from May 17-19 featuring some of the greatest punk music that’s out there! We’re happy that we’ve had the chance to count down to this festival with you. We started our countdown with The Planet Smashers, Answers, HVAL, Subb, Gutter Demons, Seth Anderson, Danny Rebel and the KGB, The Corps, Copper Crown, and Audio Visceral. Now, we’re chatting with United Snakes who play on May 18 at Foufounes Électriques. See the full schedule here.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Hello! We are United Snakes-a multi-national musical sandwich. Our project has come together across the seas and from our homelands in America and Canada.
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prepare for festival season?
We like springtime festivals. The weather is usually good for hoodies and coats at night and the land is blooming. People are coming out of their cocoons and we are ready to stretch our musical wings after a long winter of writing in hibernation.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
Justin befriended a pigeon at Pouzza fest 2018 and it flew into oncoming traffic while Chuck was singing a cover of ‘Hallelujah’ during Sunday brunch on the Patio of Katakombs. This was a magical day for us and the first time we met Graeme and Frankie Stubbs of Little Rocket Records
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
Against Me!, Gallows Bound, and RULES
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
No, we will be busy working this summer on finishing our LP with Pete Steinkopf at Little Eden Studios
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be meowboys. And be nice.
What’s up next for you?
After Pouzza we will be focusing on writing and recording and working on tour dates later in the year.
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.