INTERVIEW: Patiently Awaiting The Meteorite
How would you classify your music?
PATM: «Think vintage Shelby but with a touch screen and usb port! »
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
PATM: «Beck, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Alt-J, Pink Floyd. »
What do you want fans to take from your music?
Sylvain: «Its humanity. »
Dee: «Take what you need, take what you want. I think that’s the beauty of music. Eye of the beholder and all that! But secretly, I’d love for you to just feel something. »
Dominique: “If people are touched by our music (for better or for worse), mission accomplished.”
How’s the music scene in your locale?
PATM: «We don’t go out much. But seriously Montreal is riddled by unsung superstars. Lots of talent for a small island, but people always seem to look outward instead of in. »
What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?
Sylvain: «Feist, (Metal tour), The National. »
Dee: «One of the best show I’ve seen in my entire life was Nine Inch Nails at the Bell center in Montreal. I was chilling at home and a friend called , cmon man you gotta come with me, he really insisted a lot… even though I was broke , I gave in. Lights in the sky tour with Moment Factory 2008. This was a least my fifth NIN show but by FAR the best! The visuals were out of this fucking world! I had a joint rolled up and it didn’t even dawn on me to light it up because I was flabbergasted in way I never been before, the show ended and I sat there for a good ten minutes in silence with my friend ,the joint still unlit between my fingers. If you haven’t had the chance to see that tour , youtube it NOW! »
Dominique: “Playing live is the opposite pleasure of recording in a studio. Direct energy and feedback from the audience, no safety net! ”
Is there a song on your latest CD release here that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
Sylvain: «Don’t Lay Your Fate. I think that song is the most successful example of the fusion between the musical universes of Dee and the Grand brothers. »
Dee: « CD? What’s a CD? I personally I really like the lyrics to Everything Under The Sun. I think they’re as honest as I can get. »
Dominique: “Hit The Ground Running is close to my heart. The song took a life of its own in the studio and we just let it grow.”
How have you evolved as an artist over the last 2 years?
Dee: « I think the last 2 years have been super interesting in regards to writing as a team as opposed to going at it alone. It wasn’t always easy, we had a few arguments and different opinions but it’s how we dealt with it that made it that much more interesting and satisfying. I mean, some songs were re-recorded 3-4 times, different keys, different tempos but it’s that stubbornness and attention to detail, and when I say detail I mean detail, I have come to love from the Grand brothers. Personally, Dominique really pushed the right buttons to get the vocal takes to a level that I couldn’t ever have obtained on my own. We really worked hard on the interpretation to make sure to convey the emotions that the lyrics and the songs demanded. »
Dominique: “2 years is a long time to experiment, make mistakes, learn, unlearn… so lots of maturing musically. Some songs we redid from scratch because we were moving in a more precise direction as time went on”
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
Dee : «I’d love to play a DJ set with James Murphy, write a song with Chet Faker , have a pho with Nils Frahm , maybe drop an acid with Jimmy Hendrix, hang a bit with John Lennon, have a drink with Lemmy Kilmister and Hunter S. Thompson, burn some fossil fuel in a V8 with Mad Max , play some video games with Jesus (pre prophet era), talk some shit with Rick Ruben and all of the above with Archer! »
Grand brothers: «Seriously, any artist that share our influences is on the list but more recently, Shawn Everett! And yeah, with Archer too… (sounds of ice cubes swirling around in strong spirits)”
What’s next for you?
Dee: «Touring the whole fucking world. Bringing proper music to the masses. »
Dominique: “Already starting to think about the next songs..”
Any last words?
Dee: «And if your cheap enough to rip it, rip well , none of that 128mp3 shit! »