Graham Walsh and Julie Fader are creative and domestic partners whose collective résumé unites not only Canada’s myriad musical communities—from folk-rock to noise-punk—but the generations between them. Etiquette marks the moment where all their experience and aesthetics intersect into a swirling, seductive sound that perfectly complements Fader’s personal songwriting with Walsh’s command of otherworldly, future-shocked sonics. Julie Fader took some time to answer our Supercrawl Q&A questions below.
See Etiquette at Supercrawl: Thurs, September 10th @ 6:45pm. New Vision United Church. This is a ticketed event.
Q – We are really excited to have you play Supercrawl this year. What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “HAMILTON”?
HOME. (my former)
Q – Who are you looking forward to seeing at Supercrawl? (bands, artists, etc)
Hayden! Dan Lanois! Viet Cong! So many..
Q – Supercrawl is an arts festival and besides the awesome music, the festival has all sorts of visual artists showing their work. Do you dabble in any other arts besides music?
I’m a painter as well. I spend many hours working on visual art, splitting my time pretty evenly between art and music.
Q – How would you compare playing a regular show to playing at a festival?
Calm vs. chaos. Then reverse. Can apply to either.
Q – If you could put on your music festival what would be on your ‘must have’ list?
A great stage manager and production team, backline gear, delicious catering, swimming, fantastic art, dreamy line up, super clean port-o-lets, close to home, unicorns.
Q – If you could do a band/musician swap with another band/musician for a day and get to play their music at a live show – who would that be?
I would be Chad VanGaalen for a day, just to see what that was like.
Q – In your opinion – what was the ‘summer jam’ of 2015?
King Kunta – Kendrick Lamar
Q – What’s the best thing you did all summer?
Swim in a lake. Swim in pools. Backyard bbqs. Growing vegetables and herbs in our garden.
Q – Where do you draw your musical inspiration from?
Q – What is the last thing that crosses your mind before you get on stage?
“I’m hungry. Will we have to cut a song from our set? Do I have a set list? This should be fun! I’m excited. Hope that feedback doesn’t happen during the set. Hope I can hear myself in the monitor…” – something like that.
Q – What are you listening to lately? Can you recommend a track for us to check out?
The new Operators album that Graham has been recording. Buy it when it comes out. They are amazing.
Q – What do you have planned for the fall / winter, musically speaking?
Playing shows when we can, Graham is recording and producing and mixing a bunch of cool records at the moment. I want to make a new Etiquette record later in the fall/winter. Working on new songs now. Considering going to Artscape Gibralter Point on Toronto Island for an artist residency to get some writing done.