NXNE Preview: Spirits

Toronto Band Spirits By: TJ Liebgott
June 15, 2010

The first time we saw Spirits live we were instantly blown away.  Since then, we have seen them on numerous occasions and not once have they disappointed.  This threesome from Kitchener pack their shows full of synth pop hooks,  addictive melodies and more swagger than you can shake a stick at.  To tell us more is drummer Nick Skalkos.

1. How are you doing and where are you right now?

Fine, not exactly sure.

2. There are a lot of bands playing NXNE, why should we watch yours?

We’ll give you your money back if you don’t enjoy the show.

3. What are you doing to prepare for NXNE?

Warm hugs and soft drugs.

4. What are you hoping to get out of the festival?

Free beer and a place to crash.

5. Which act(s) are you hoping to catch during the festival and why?

The Balconies, The Coppertone and Attack In Black.  They are friends of ours and they rule!

6. Tell me a tour story that is crazy but true.

Ummm no thanks.

7. What are Spirits working on at the moment?

Currently uploading new footage of our South African tour. (www.youtube.com/spiritsTV1 )
Plotting a tour of North America to support our U.S. release in September.
New single ‘Into Gentle Arms’ is now at MuchMusic.
Hosting a remix contest for our new single. Tons of prizes! (www.soundcloud.com )
8. Which shows/events/BBQs are you playing?

June 18 – Toronto
July 3    – Waterloo
Aug 1    – Port Elgin
Aug  21 – Tobermory

9. Where can we find out more about you?

10. Any last parting words for us music-hungry Toronto folk?

Follow us on FB and Twitter to win a chance to buy Spirits dinner.

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