Toronto based, Not Of, is a band that I admittedly don’t know a lot about but am looking forward to seeing after watching these explosive Southern Souls videos and after reading their charming responses to the Q&A below. Not Of is a noise rock band that features John Ex and Jason Seance.
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”?
JOHN – Shallow, before they moved to North Dakota.
JASON – That time I rocked n’ rolled myself straight into rehab.
Q – Who are you looking forward to seeing at Supercrawl? (bands, artists, etc.)
JOHN – Customaries, Viet Cong, Guh, Terra Lightfoot, Sharon Jones, Single Mothers
JASON – Same, plus whoever will be constructing my cheeseburger at Jack & Lois.
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?
JOHN – I write kids books. Jason makes videos.
Q – How would you compare playing a regular show to playing at a festival?
JOHN – Currently, they’re about the same, really. We play a short, aggressive set regardless,so there’s not much difference.
JASON – My mother will be at this one. I think. Mom, text me.
Q – If you could put on your music festival what would be on your ‘must have’ list? (Alternately: If you have been involved in putting together your own festival – what did you have that you were proud of?)
JOHN – Food trucks. Craft beer tent.
JASON – Techno Viking.
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?
JOHN – I’d love to be Justin Trosper from Unwound for a day. Still a big influence on me. Maybe bigger than ever.
JASON – Four Tet. Or John Stanier from Battles.
Q – In your opinion – what was the ‘summer jam’ of 2015?
JOHN – Tame Impala, Currents. The whole thing.
JASON – The song of this summer and every summer is “Sonny The Monster” by Bruce “Smitty” Smith.
Q – What’s the best thing you did all summer?
JOHN – Rip apart my deck. Oh, I may have gone swimming.
JASON – Basked in the glory of my unemployment.
Q – Where do you draw your musical inspiration from?
JOHN – Trying to make two people sound like four.
Q – What is the last thing that crosses your mind before you get on stage?
JOHN – Just get me through the first 45 seconds…
JASON – Where is everybody?
Q – What do you have planned for the fall / winter, musically speaking?
JOHN – Recording a second record with Mitch Bowden at Mechanical Noise in Dunnville.
JASON – Arguing over kick drum levels on said record.