S: First off, where and who are you?
Andrew [Fitzpatrick, Singer/Pianist]: We’re a rock band from Toronto. We are you, me, and our good friends Matt [Frewen] and Justin [Justin]. They respectively play drums and basses.
S: Do you have any musics for sale?
A: We do! We have a single coming out November 12, which can be sampled at our website, www.actionnewsmen.com
M: We produced this one all by ourselves, so we’re really proud of it.
S: Yea, me too. I was there. Do you guys play live lots? Have you played with any cool bands?
A: Yea we play live, and we’ve played with a lot of talented Toronto acts. Actually, we’re throwing a release party on November 15 at The Central in Toronto. And we’ll be handing out cassingles to people who pay at the door.
S: Cassingles? Are you from the past?
J: Well, we do share a Walkman. As an added bonus, the tape can be used as dental floss.
S: You guys are generous giving them away. Is this to pre-empt thieves?
J: Precisely. You beat them at their own game by giving it to them willingly.
S: I do the same thing with my wallet. Also, what sounds like you guys?
A, J, M, S: WEAKERTHANS! WEEZER! BEN FOLDS FIVE!
M: Why do we always start chanting whenever we’re asked that question? We have to practice music, not chanting.
S: Thank you for asking my questions. You are all polite.
Newsmen will release their single, ‘Grand Tracadie b/w Covehead’ for free download on November 12th. Download it from their site www.actionnewsmen.com. They will be holding a release party at The Central (603 Markham St.) in Toronto on November 15th.
Alicia Atout |