Quite a few months back (over the March break) I filmed a music video with the local band She Roars and I figured why not make a little interview/spotlight out of it. So, we did. Here it is. It’s a long read, but pretty interesting.
Chris: What’s the story on how the band came about?
SheRoars: Well it’s one of those classic boy meets boy meets boy meets boy stories. I was playing guitar in my room and with my guitar still slung around my shoulder and still strumming away, I walked out of my room and into Kyle’s and before I had a chance to ask him what he thought he said “Hey that sounds cool, wanna jam it out sometime?”
After one or two practices we decided, well we should get a bassist. What better way to solve that problem then by procrastinating? So there we were off to a party. Low and behold we see Chris half cut and talking music…
After a year and a half of shows and our first Ontario tour about to happen we thought we could use some tasty electric guitar licks. Chris, already playing guitar with Nic in his metal band, Mammoth Mammoth, pitched him. a year of playing, writing and polishing songs later and here we are.
Chris: What is the origin behind the name “She Roars”?
SheRoars: The name itself is a rather unconventional story. Early into Chris’ addition to the band, me and Kyle were leaving the downtown core in the early hours of the morning with a bottle of red wine in hand. He looks at me and goes “Hey, pass over that SHEEERRROOOAAZZZ”, I blink not knowing what he said ” Did you just say She Roars?!” “No the wine, idiot”. “Oh, Ok, well that’s our band name.” “What is?”
We’re now forever in debt to the makers of Shiraz.
Chris: If you were to put your band into a genre, what would it be?
SheRoars: Genre’s are tough cause they mean a different thing to anyone you ask and are so broad they almost don’t mean anything at all. I think it’d rather say a mix of the band’s we’ve been compared to over the years: Brand New, Third Eye Blind, At the Drive In, and Propaghandi
But I think your best bet would be to check out sheroars.bandcamp.com
Chris: Word has it you’re about to drop a new album. How long was this in the making? Are you relieved to have finished it?
SheRoars: Don’t even ask us about how long. It’s felt like forever. But it’s done, we think it sounds great and that’s all that matters. It comes out on the 4th of October and we’re having an Album Release Party at the Capital on Oct 6th for anyone who wants to come out, raz us for taking forever and maybe pick up a copy if you dig the show.
Chris: Has your sound changed from the last album?
SheRoars: I sure hope so.
Chris: Are there any major plans for the future? Where do you see this heading?
SheRoars: To the top of the charts baby. Ha! Um, well our plans for the future are quite short term really. Get some videos recorded. Touring. Probably more touring. Then hopefully a little bit more touring. We’d also like to start thinking about the next record. As for where this thing is heading, I really hope we can get ourselves a subway sponsorship. We all really love subway.
Chris: For someone who hasn’t been to a She Roars show, what can they expect?
SheRoars: Good times hopefully. We usually play our tunes, dance a bit, crack some corny jokes and sometimes if Kyle’s feeling frisky he throws in some double kick. Basically, it should be fun.
Chris: Where can we check upcoming shows, releases, and info?
Chris: Shout outs? Thank you’s to people that have helped you along the way?
SheRoars: Our shout out list is way too long for this thing. So to keep it simple. Thanks to all our friends and family. If you worked with us in at all along the way you know who you are and we’re oh so thankful.
Chris: Any last words?
SheRoars: We want to give a shout out to Chris Ralph for filming our song Hotel Room that’s now on youtube. He did an amazing job.
Chris: Well thanks for the interview guys! And I’m glad to have helped with the video.
And without further ado, here is said video. She Roars – Hotel Room: Live Cut.