Five Questions With Dragged In

Toronto, ON-based 5-piece hardcore punk band, Dragged In has released their new full-length album, L.P. I.  The album features 13 songs including “Until It Kills Me”, which you can check out below, and while you’re at it, find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Ryan Cox (Guitar)– I’m Cox and I try to play guitar in Dragged In

Dave Fenton (Bass) – I’m Dave and I play bass in Dragged In

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style

Cox – Usually one of us comes to jam with a riff or three and we collectively arrange them and change note patterns and stuff or swap riffs until we have a song that we like. Then we relentlessly bug Patty until he has words.

Dave – Patty is really motivated by burgers.  If you bring a Grandpa Burger into most situations, you can virtually guarantee he will show up ready to go.

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

Cox – COVID-19 has put all of our shows on hold for the time being. I think we are a pretty energetic live band. Patty is always bouncing all over the place in short shorts so that alone is usually worth the price of admission!

Dave – Patty definitely shows up for every performance.  (See my earlier comment re: burgers).  It’s actually a lot of fun having his insanity at the heart of every set.  My focus is usually on not paying attention to most of what he’s up to because I will end up losing focus.  I hate bands that have dead air, terrible banter, or that just call it in live.  I’m constantly aware of not wanting to do those things.

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

Cox – Everyone seems to like “Get Low” off our EP2 the best. For new songs, I would suggest “Say Something” or “Blackest Moments”.

Dave – Yeah, everyone seems to gravitate towards that tune for sure.  If I was going to have to pick one song off the new album I would say “Blackest Moments”.  If they want deep cuts only, I’d say either “See Through” or “Vicious Cycle”.

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

Cox – Booji Boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haxan
Olde
Mueco
Absolut
Jon Creeden & The Flying Hellfish
Pura Mania – Not sure if they are still active…I heard maybe a member or two was deported or something?

Dave – Brutal Youth are working on a new record, they usually are pretty decent.  As well as Cox’s other band Last Agony has a record in the works.  I’d also like to give a mention to our favourite Albertans The Motherfuckers.  Looking forward to seeing them in the Fall when they come through.  Also, Sex Master, we will never get to see them ever again because we’re all posers.

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