Countdown to Pouzza Fest 2019 – Interview with Old Wives

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 SmashersAnswersHVALSubbGutter DemonsSeth AndersonDanny Rebel and the KGBThe CorpsCopper CrownAudio VisceralUnited SnakesPale Lips, The Readys, and Anti-Queens. Now, we’re chatting with Old Wives who play on May 18 at Turbo Haüs. See the full schedule here.

First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?

We are Old Wives from the frozen tundra known as Edmonton. We play catchy punk rock tunes about stuff Ryan thinks about.

Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prepare for festival season?

I love that the festival is in May. It’s a long weekend so you get lots of folks from all over – not just local Montreal-ers. Although, they’re pretty rad people.

Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?

This will be our fourth time playing Pouzza! We love it and they keep allowing us to come back! As for memories, how can you remember stuff after a dozen Labatt 50’s?

The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?

The lineup is always great but this year I’m stoked to see Samiam! That’s a band that I’ve never seen before and I’m jacked to finally see them. And then, of course, all of our bands in various bands that rule.

Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?

I’m a pizza guy for sure. All day every day. That said, poutine in Montreal is next level shit!

Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?

We are. Have to leave it at that for now!

What five words would you use to describe your live show?

Beer, sweat, dad-jokes, fast, and loose.

If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?

Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Meet people, play shitty shows, network, etc. And be cool to people.

What’s up next for you?

We are currently recording and that’s super exciting! Besides that, trying to book a few more small-run tours around Darren’s side project band.

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