Quebec City’s Le Phoque OFF festival will be going virtual this year. It will be held from February 12th to 20th, and feature a number of Quebec’s alternative bands and musicians.
This year’s event creates a chance to reconvene and dissert about important issues such as the place of women in music, mental health problems, and the arrival of virtual shows in our industry.
For only $ 12, you’ll be able to access all the programming! Passes for sale HERE.
In advance of the festival, we are catching up with some of the talents. First, we spoke with Kristian North, then Yoo Doo Right, and Ariane Roy. Now, we’ve caught up with Sylvie. Check out their latest video for, “L’Été câlice” below, and find out more about Sylvie via our mini-interview.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Sylvie is a bio-musical group studying in rock’n’roll form all that is marvelous within our universe’s great domain. The word also refers to the forestial world (silva in Latin) and to a very popular first name in our aunts and mothers’ 70s generation, from which we derive our mostly noise-bending spirit.
How does it feel to be a part of the 7th consecutive Phoque OFF?
It feels promising and vivifying that we can maintain connections and throw good times with other proactive partners of our cultural and social swellness all over the province.
How do you prepare for a virtual festival compared to a standard festival?
We sit and meditate over the power of the Internet.
What can someone who has yet to see you perform live expect from the performance?
That person can expect ending up doing stanky faces over rhythms one doesn’t usually get from a playlist with a sylvie tag on it.
What song of yours would you recommend a new listener to check out?
If you’re a lyrics person, “Tardigrades” might be your best choice, as it’s our only song in English released so far. Musically it’s also a good representation of a portion of our musical forays.
How have you been keeping creative during the pandemic?
Creativity can also be a disease, dreadful if you don’t take the hit. Yet its unpredictability is also an antidote to stagnation issued from other diseases.
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.