Saturday, April 26, 2008

Interview: Ruby Coast


Things are happening really quickly these days for Aurora, Ontario's Ruby Coast. In just over a year since they first started playing shows, the youthful bunch have collected eager praise for their rollicking suburban indie pop and found themselves on the "to watch" lists of several labels, promoters, and agents.

Now, after making a serious impression as the openers for Tokyo Police Club on a couple eastern Canada tour dates and launching their debut EP, the buzz seems to have just begun. I (heart) Music and Hero Hill both recently shat themselves over the unquestionable potential packed into their 5-song EP, and Myspace is just wrapping up a week of having the boys as one of their featured artists. In the next two months, they'll be playing Toronto's Over the Top Festival (Pop! Montreal showcase), Edge 102.1's Next Big Thing showcase and North By North East, all of which are certain to be packed with all the right people hoping to see what all the fuss is about. All the while, drummer Corey Marshall will be keeping his fingers crossed that his high school exams go according to plan.

Never being one to miss the buzz, BTA went straight to the source: guitarist/vocalist Justice McLellan's parents house for some delicious homemade ice tea and to chat about multi-instrumentalist Nathan Vanderwielen's Big Mac-induced flatulence.


Ruby Coast plays May 3rd at Whippersnapper Gallery, Part of Over the Top Music Festival.

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