Full Throttle releases new single, “All I Want” (Interview)

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Power Poppers Full Throttle Release “All I Want” And Announce Ontario Shows

Full Throttle, the power-pop-punk band from London, Ontario, is bringing that teenage angst filled with thunderous energy on their new single “All I Want.”

“All I Want” rocks with hard-hitting, three-chord guitar and a heavy bass line. Their high-energy vibe immediately transports you back to the familiar sounds of pop-rock giants Green Day, Blink 182, and Goo Goo Dolls, who are huge influences on the talented high-school band. This has garnered them a relatively large Gen-X following while also predominantly appealing to the teenage crowd as well.

The lyrics throughout the track emulate the consistent themes of pop/punk/rock that discuss adolescent lust, romantic relationships, and heartbreak. This can be heard throughout, and especially in the catchy chorus:

“I wrote a song for her on the weekend.
I don’t understand at all.
I don’t care at all cause all I want is you.
I don’t care at all cause all I want is…”

The band’s fourth single, “All I Want,” was recorded in a single day and fully developed in just one week. The teenage trio needed to come up with a new release on short notice after agreeing to perform an exclusive title on a new digital marketing platform based out of Seattle called Sing Market Inc. The boys agreed to release the new track by November 30, 2022 – however, at that time, it was already October, and time was ticking.

Full Throttle had recorded their first three songs at “The Sugar Shack,” a recording studio in their hometown of London, Ontario. However, the studio was fully booked, and the band needed somewhere else to lay down their new track. That’s when they reached out to Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios, who had previously worked with southern California punk rock legends, “Face to Face,” so the boys knew they were in good hands. On the two-hour car ride to the studio in Huron County the idea for “All I Want” was born, and the rest is history.

The 2022 Forest City London Music Youth Award winners – Max McGill (lead vocals/guitar), Evan Levite (vocals/bass), and Kaelin Chase (drums) are currently writing, recording, and playing live shows and have recently signed an Artist Development Deal with Lemmon Entertainment, based out of Vancouver which will see them return to the studio to complete a 6-song EP, set for release this Fall.

Watch the live video for “All I Want” below and learn more about Full Throttle via our mini-interview.

Care to introduce yourself?

We’re full throttle, a power pop punk trio from London, Ontario, Canada. We’ve been playing together since the summer of 2020 and have developed a love for playing and writing music. We’ve built a strong local following and are excited to see where our music can take us.

Tell us about the process of writing “All I Want.”

Kaelin: I came home one day in the summer of 2022 and noticed I had a few melodies in my head that I just felt like I needed to get out and lay down. I didn’t have a girlfriend at the time, but I watched a podcast with Matt Skiba, one of my favourite songwriters, and he said that when he wrote and wasn’t seeing anyone, sometimes his love interest in his songs was fictional. So, I kind of took that advice and just wrote what I wanted to. On a completely unrelated note- It may or may not have been written about a romance that could never ever happen. Max wrote the second verse and added some cool guitar parts, as well as Evan adding some signature bass licks, and voila, the song was ours!

What’s it like being a musician in London?

It’s amazing! The music scene in London is a tight-knit group of people with a lot of history. We’re honoured to be a part of it. We’re very lucky to be from a city with its own music hall of fame, music awards, etc.

Who was the first Canadian artist to blow you away?

The Glorious Sons. We discovered them in the summer of 2021 after they released “Daylight,” and we fell in love immediately. The way they have evolved over time to create their own unique sound, mixed with their “dirty rock ‘n’ roller” attitude, definitely blew me away. We saw them three times in 2022 and are excited to follow them through their career.

You’ve been making music for a short time now. What’s one piece of advice you can offer to those starting out?

Practice as much as you can as a band as having a tight sound will really improve your live show and will help grab the attention of your audience.

Full Throttle Ontario Tour Dates
March 5 – RBC Place, London, Tim Horton’s Brier Cup
April 21 – The Palasad Social Bowl, London
June 25 – Victoria Park, London – International Food Festival
July 1 – Riverside Park, Cambridge – Canada Day Festival
July 15 – Downtown Music Festival, Goderich

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