Five Questions With The Weather Wild

Niagara band, The Weather Wild have unveiled their debut single, “Oh My God”, along with a lyric video for the track.

The band shares,

“It’s really about a patient I encountered during my time as a paramedic. This patient was having a really tough time in their life and during a moment of clarity pleaded for someone to give her the strength to fight again – to help get through this – and that stuck with me. We all need a little help sometimes, we all need someone to listen.”

Check out the lyric video below, and find out more about The Weather Wild in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

We are The Weather Wild from St. Catharines – we are 6 people from completely different avenues and musical backgrounds that have somehow managed to capture those sounds in a coherent package. With its diversities and intricacies – our music has a little something for everyone.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our stuff kind of comes together organically. Someone has an idea – and we all sort of expand on it. The fun of this band is not knowing what any one song idea will sound like on the other side. Will it be Rock? Folk? Punk? Polka? Who knows?! We never know right away. Since we all have such different tastes – anything can happen. The important thing is that nothing is really off-limits – and that really allows you to flex your creative muscles.

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

We have been sort of enjoying the summer a bit as it wraps up, so our next confirmed show isn’t until Cicada Music & Arts Festival in October alongside a pretty incredible line-up. We are in the early stages of planning an EP release show too. Our live show is something not to be missed. Lots of crowd participation – dancing, singing, chanting, banter…everything you want in a live music experience. We pride ourselves on knowing people are going to have a good time when they come to a Weather Wild show.

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

Our new single Oh My God probably encapsulates the catchy, short punchiness of our indie/punk background and yet it still manages to be steeped in alt-country rock n roll. It’s one of those deceptive songs that lead you toward hearing one style – and before you know it, you’ve arrived at the chorus and a whole new sound steps in and leads you away from where you thought you were headed.

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

Oh wow, you’ve opened up a can of worms here…let’s see in no particular order – Neil Young, Constantines, Daniel Romano, Blue Rodeo, Thrush Hermit, Northern Pikes, Grapes Of Wrath, The Strumbellas, Ladyhawk, Gordon Lightfoot, Darcys, Weakerthans, 5440, PUP, Matt Mays, Adam Baldwin, The Bros. Landreth, The Tragically Hip, Arkells, Tim Baker/Hey Rosetta, Limblifter, Stars, Dan Mangan, Mattie Leon, The Celebration Army, The East Pointers, Honest Heart Collective, Sam Roberts, Royal Alberta Advantage, Spencer Burton, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Elliot Brood, Sarah Harmer, Skydiggers, Fucked Up…..we could go on and on and on and on…..

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