KC SPIDLE OF NOVA SCOTIA’S TRIO ‘DIAMONDTOWN’ TALKS TO ME ALL ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘FOREVER’, HOW MUSIC CAME IN TO THEIR LIFE AND WHAT ELSE IS TO COME! YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN TO THE SINGE BELOW TOO.


What are your names?
KC Spidle, Evan Cardwell (aka Wylde Wayne) and Chris Thompson.

What is the bands name?
Diamondtown

How did you come up with the bands name?
Evan and I were in a duo called Husband & Knife for years and we wanted to refresh the project with a more hopeful and dreamier sound and name.

What is your genre of music?
Cloud folk, or post-seaside

Give us a little bio about you.
If you’re looking for hazy AOR experiments played by believers in the art of a good, simple song, this could be the town.

What made you go in to music?
I can’t quite remember all I know is I’ve been writing songs since I was a very little kid. I think my first song was called Dr. Motorcycle.

Are you a signed?
Not at this point, but we’re open if the right label comes along.

You released your new single ‘ Forever’ tell us more about it.
This song was written in an altered state… I think it’s about not fearing change and knowing when to leave a bad stitch. It’s also the first recording with our new sweet bass player Chris.

What was the writing process like?
This song kinda just wrote it self in 15 or minutes. Can’t remember actually.

What was the recording process like?
We all tracked the song separately. Our guitarist Evan is currently in Ontario visiting his family and recorded all his guitars abroad. So basically it was created via emailing each other tracks back and forth. It’s proven to be quite a fun process and it’s probably how most of our new album will be recorded.

What is the message you want listeners to take from the single?
I don’t know if there’s a message but hopefully it makes people feel good in some way. The worlds pretty dark right now so we’re kinda into spreading our strange kinda love around.

Describe the track in two words.
Move on

Will we see a Music Video?
Actually Evan made a trippy little holiday video for the song. Check it out on YouTube.



You are also working on a Album, tell us more about it.
We’re actually working on s pretty epic record that is full of harmony and jangly guitars and should appeal to most Dads and anyone else that digs on a li’l classic rock.

Who did you work with on the album?
So far its being recorded and produced by us. Might get it mastered elsewhere, haven’t figured that out yet.

Do you have any gigs planned or a tour in planning?
Yea in spring we’re planning on doing some fests in Canada and a lil tour as well.

What else can we expect from you in 2019?
We plan to make some vids to go with the new album and maybe a book of dumb memes.

Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Not really.

Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Perhaps, down the road but it’s not a big priority right now.If Neil Young or Courtney Barnett wanted to jam we’d be down tho.

Do you play any instruments?
Yup. Guitar, drums and bit of piano.

Who are your influences?
Collectively we have many, some we all share are The Byrds, The Velvets, Neil Young, Dylan, My Bloody Valentine, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure etc

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
By playing with great people and feeding off their energy. That’s usually how I get the best results. Otherwise I can get pretty trapped in my own vortex of mutability.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully creating new music with my friends.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Work a day job and chill with my betta fish.

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Honestly probably something from the band our bass player used to play in called Eric’s Trip. They are a big reason why I play in bands today.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Something about how challenging yourself is a good thing.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be genuine about what you do, it’ll probably come out better then faking it.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
The hack songwriter will write the absolute truth every single word, whether it makes a great song or not. Paul Westerberg

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I’m calling Dartmouth my hometown these days and Sullivan’s pond is a nice spot to sit down, relax and watch geese bully the ducks.

Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?

Shower
2/ Who do you see first?
My fish
3/What do you eat first?
My wife’s loaded miso soup with rice.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
on twitter
on Facebook.

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