Charlottetown’s Two Hours Traffic (Liam Corcoran, Andrew MacDonald, Derek Ellis, and Nathan Gill) have delivered indie pop to fans for over a decade. Now, the quartet are about to embark on their farewell tour, which begins in Toronto tomorrow at Lee’s Palace. Before the show, A Music Blog, Yea? spoke with Two Hours Traffic about highlights of their career, what’s next for the band members, and their fans. Check it out below:
AMBY: Hello Two Hours Traffic, thanks for speaking with AMBY today. What have you been up to lately?
Two Hours Traffic: We’ve been busy planning our Farewell Tour which is set to begin on Thursday, Dec 12 in Toronto.
AMBY: You’re soon embarking on your farewell tour. What are you most looking forward to?
Two Hours Traffic: It will be nice to go out one last time and hang out with all of the people who have supported us over the years, from fans to friends and folks that we have worked with.
AMBY: How would you describe each member of Two Hours Traffic in one word?
Two Hours Traffic: Liam – worried Andy – chipper Derek – strapping Nathan – youthful
AMBY: Which songs are your favourite off your latest record Foolish Blood?
Two Hours Traffic: I like all of the new songs but some favorites are O My Love and Amour than Amis.
AMBY: The band has been making music together for twelve years. What’s been one of the highlights of your career?
Two Hours Traffic: Our first time playing SXSW in Austin, Texas was fantastic. We got a really good time slot one night and it was an intimidating crowd but we played pretty well. I think James Iha from the Smashing Pumpkins said he liked it. At least that’s how I remember it.
AMBY: What is the best piece of advice you have been given regarding the music industry?
Two Hours Traffic: Don’t wear shorts on stage.
AMBY: This being the final tour for the band, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Two Hours Traffic: To anyone who ever picked up a record, or came to a show, or wrote us a note: we love you all and thank you for allowing us to travel around and play our tunes.
AMBY: What’s next for Two Hours Traffic?
Two Hours Traffic: I can’t say I know what the future holds at this point.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about Two Hours Traffic that nobody knows yet?
Two Hours Traffic: Hmmm, we’ve never been very secretive…how about this? – the two most played CDs on our Foolish Blood Tour were Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Music Club and Shania’s Come on Over.
Thank you Two Hours Traffic, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout