Vancouver’s Behind Sapphire is looking forward to returning to Lethbridge, Dec. 9 with the Nix Dicksons.
Guitarist/ vocalist Matthew Mazankowski is really excited about the band’s last tour of the year and the slight shift in musical direction on their latest EP “Diamonds.”
“ We’re really pumped about it. We’ve been listening to a lot of Daft Punk and the Tron movie soundtrack,” enthused Mazankowski from Windsor, Ontario, en route to a gig in London.
“We’ve experimented a little more with our music,” he said, adding combining listening to Daft Punk and the Tron Soundtrack and taking some time off in the summer to write the new album, while basically living in a cave in Sombrio on Vancouver Island inspired the change.
“ We were in Sombrio Beach, which is where all the surfers go and we basically fasted for three days and slept in a cave because our tent blew down. But it was really beautiful and inspirational, listening to the water. The ocean is dead but so of life,” he said.
The new EP is a precursor to their sophomore full length CD which is due to be released in early 2012.
They will be playing the new songs from the EP plus much their debut CD as well as a few tracks from the upcoming record.
Mazankowski observed there are a lot more synthesizers in the new record.
“There are a lot of cool sounds. I’m really excited about it,” he said.
They are looking forward to returning to Lethbridge.
“There are lots of good people there. It was a real positive experience,” he continued.
“We were last there in the summer and we did a lot of thrift store shopping,” he recalled.
“We just love to share our music. It’s been a real blessing that we are able to,” he said adding they are looking forward to sharing a stage with Calgary based quirky indie-pop band the Nix Dicksons again.
“We did two shows with them last time in Edmonton and Lethbridge. They’re great guys and good friends of ours,” he said.
Find out more about them at http://www.behindsapphire.com/ .