It is hard to fully comprehend the effect and influence The Killjoys have had on our music scene here in Hamilton. After a long and proud line of successful punk bands made a name for Hamilton in the international music scene –  we got The Killjoys and their fuzzy-pop style of rock.  After several albums and plenty of side projects The Killjoys are playing together once again.  We’ve got a Supercrawl Q&A from The Killjoys’ Mike Trebilcock where we learn about his very cool taste in music and possible new Killjoys music.

See The Killjoys perform at Supercrawl: Saturday, September 12th @10:00pm. TD/Hamilton Community Foundation Stage

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”?
Who wants t’ know?

Q – Who are you looking forward to seeing at Supercrawl? 
There is a Teenage Head memorabilia show at Hammer City Records that we’ll be checking out. I’ll also be a part of the “Shoots and Scores” panel on scoring for film and TV at Mill’s Hardware, Sunday at 1pm. Looking forward to that.

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 paint and make short films.

Q – How would you compare playing a regular show to playing at a festival?
At a festival, the stuff they’re throwing at you has lost some momentum by the time it gets to the stage.

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?)
The Fall, Konono No. 1

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?
One day I’m going to start a Beefheart cover band, but I don’t think I’ll be able to get him to play our music.

Q –  In your opinion – what was the  ‘summer jam’ of 2015?
Personally, my summer jams were, To Pimp A Butterfly, Marquee Moon, and Cyborgs Revisited.

Q –  What’s the best thing you did all summer?
Supercrawl will be it. Also I saw some ducks.

Q –  Where do you draw your musical inspiration from?
Just trying to stay aware at all times.

Q –  What is the last thing that crosses your mind before you get on stage?
“Try not to screw this up too badly.”

Q –  What are you listening to lately? Can you recommend a track for us to check out?
Richard Lloyd. Check out the title track from “Field Of Fire” – or better yet check out the whole album, like we did in the olden days.

Q –  What do you have planned for the fall / winter, musically speaking?
The Killjoys will be recording new material.

Thank you!