Vancouver-based alternative-rock quintet Pigeon Park play Toronto’s Underground Garage this Friday, May the 9th as part of Canadian Music Week. Ahead of their performance, we caught up with the band’s Nick Weber and Kevin Okabe to discuss their Black Widow EP, falling on stage, Deep Purple, and Mario Kart. Here’s what they had to say:
AMBY: Hello Pigeon Park, welcome to our site! What’s the band been up to lately?
Nick Weber: Where to start?! We just came off our spring tour and have been in the studio the past couple weeks writing and tracking demos like crazy for our new record. We’ve been playing a few shows around Vancouver including the infamous 420 Rally at The Vancouver Art Gallery as well.
AMBY: How would you describe each member of the band in one word?
Pigeon Park: Hunter Elliott – perpetual, Kevin Okabe – Oracle, Artur – Unobtrusive, Logan Pacholok- Crumbly, Nick Weber – slicey
AMBY: Releasing your Black Widow EP back in August of last year, what are your thoughts on the EP now that there’s been time to reflect?
Nick Weber: It was a great jumping off point for the new direction we wanted to take the band. It was a turning point in focus and direction for us and ultimately took us to the next level. Its something we are all proud of.
AMBY: What’s next as far as recordings or releases go?
Nick Weber: Well we are currently working on a 5 track EP to be recorded with GGGarth Richardson. We are gearing up to hit the studio in the coming months and should have a new single out in the summer.
AMBY: The band will soon play Canadian Music Week and select dates around the west coast. What’s the funniest thing to happen to you while at a show?
Kevin Okabe: Given that were a high energy rock n roll band there has been a few instances of losing balance onstage and falling over, even fainting onstage briefly. One time some dude was yelling at Nick from the crowd and his teeth fell out, that was pretty funny…
AMBY: What was your first concert experience like? Did it have an impact on your music?
Kevin Okabe: Totally, my first concert I ever went to was Deep Purple, it was the first time I ever really felt truly connected to music, it changed me and made me want to do this for a living.
AMBY: What do you do for fun when you aren’t making music?
Kevin Okabe: Playing Mario Kart mostly.
AMBY: Lastly, tell us something about Pigeon Park that nobody knows yet.
Kevin Okabe: Only one of us is circumsized.
Thank you Pigeon Park, for giving us your answers!
Alicia Atout |