Five Questions With Saucer Eyes

Toronto, ON-based dreamy alt-rock band, Saucer Eyes have released their debut EP entitled 2020. The EP was recorded and mixed by Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studio in Toronto, and mastered by Stuart McKillop at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC.

The band shares,

“The songs deal with themes of introspection, grasping at impermanence, seasonal affective disorder and the dynamics of navigating ever-shifting expectations within one’s self and within relationships with loved ones. “

Check out the album below, and find out more about the band via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, my name is Matthew. I sing, play guitar, and write the songs for the project.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Saucer Eyes was born from a desire to marry delicate, dream-like melodies with heavy, sludgy guitars. Sonically drawing on influences like Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine, Sleep and Electric Wizard, vocal melodies are drenched in reverb and delay and are layered over a backdrop of fuzz and modulation to create a dystopian-like wall-of-sound.

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

No upcoming shows, for obvious reasons. The project is currently an outlet for songwriting and home recording for the foreseeable future. Candidly I think most people would probably describe our live set as fuzzed-out guitars that are turned up way too loud and vocals that are too low in the mix, haha. A live sound engineer’s worst nightmare.

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

Down/Around. The song was still a demo that wasn’t really fleshed out when we went into the studio and we weren’t planning on recording it, but in revisiting our catalogue we found we had an abundance of slow, sludgy songs. We felt like we needed something more mid-tempo so we gave it a shot, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

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

Alvvays, Baptists, Career Suicide, The Courtneys, Dead Soft, Dilly Dally, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Julie Doiron, Mac Demarco, Matthew Good Band, Matthew ‘Doc’ Dunn, Metz, MorMor, Neil Young, Ought, Sloan, Solids (RIP?)

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