The merits of NXNE are up for debate, but what isn't are the great new Canada-based bands and musicians that play every year. We've assembled a series of mini-profiles of some smaller acts you should check out.
Tennyson's soulful noodling over his level-up beats makes them a lustrous addition to the current crop of shy-guy electro producers (a la Ryan Hemsworth and Deebs, both of whom Tennyson is playing with tonight at 11PM The Adelaide Hall)
What do you play?
I play 128 silicon buttons and a midi keyboard. My sister Tess plays the drums.
Where are you from and what's your favourite thing to do there?
We are from Edmonton, Alberta. Our favorite thing to do is walk to the Portuguese Bakery and get some custard tarts.
What were you doing before you started answering these questions?
We were climbing the trees in our front yard.
How should we prepare for your NXNE show?
Take a hot bath and find some earplugs.
What present should a fan bring for you to the gig to show their appreciation?
Hugs and pugs!
What's your favourite show you've ever played?
Our favorite show was next to a little vineyard on Pender Island.
What's your favourite thing on the Internet right now?
Who are you most excited to see at NXNE and why?
What are your favourite summer activities?
Sleep overs and road trips.
Are you working on any new music? Describe its sound using a food analogy.
Yup! I would say it's comparible a warm Bánh mì sandwich.