Winnipeg pop group Glassreel have released their debut album, Lustre. We asked the BIG questions . . .
The band is a collaboration between Kelly Beaton and Trevor Graumann. Joined by the rhythm section of Ken Phillips and Andrew Workman, the band's music has been compared to artists such as Belle and Sebastian and Mazzy Star.
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They’re influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Aimee Mann, Pixies, Fiona Apple, Phillip Glass, The New Pornographers, Jennifer Castle and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
Tell us three things about yourself . . .
Reading, food, cats.
How would you describe your music?
Melodic and ethereal, with a power pop element. Someone recently called our music "crystalline".
Who are your musical inspirations?
Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Philip Glass, Miles Davis, Carl Newman, Fiona Apple.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
David Bowie at the old Winnipeg Arena (I believe this turned out to be one of the last live shows he ever played).
What was the first record you ever bought?
All Summer Long by The Beach Boys.
What's your favourite song right now?
Hearts Underground by The Tallies.
Favourite lyric of all time?
"But never have I been a blue, calm sea/I have always been a storm" - Storms by Stevie Nicks.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Love Over And Over by Kate & Anna McGarrigle (this goes for Kelly too).
Where can people find your music/more information?