On the morning of March 11th, AMBY met up with Augustines at iYellow, a cozy wine club tucked just south of Queen Street, between Simcoe and Duncan. Billy McCarthy (vocals, guitar), Eric Sanderson (bass, keyboards, vocals), and Rob Allen (drums, percussion) had just gotten back from Montreal at 11PM the previous night and had to be up again by 3AM to make an appearance on a morning talk show. Despite the lack of sleep, the band—in their usual Augustines way—was generous with their time, chatting and joking before and after the interview. During, we talked about their new record (AUGUSTINES), what goes into creating a setlist, being Wi-Fi junkies, and what it would be like to trade places with Sting, Yanni, and Kenny G.
Leah Edwards |