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Ten Minute Detour inspired by recording with Cage the Elephant's Lincoln Parish

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Calgary rock band Ten Minute Detour return to Lethbridge to play the Slice, March 31.

Ten Minute Detour return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery
 They made their Lethbridge debut in 2016 at Whoop Up Days opening for the Standstills.

 Now they are supporting their second CD “Common Pleasure,” which they recorded in Nashville in seven days last February with producer Lincoln Parish, former guitarist for Cage the Elephant.

“He joined them when he was like 14. He’s already done the rock star thing which is what we want to do and he’s our age — 26. But for him it’s been there, done that,” said 10 Minute Detour frontman Andrew Shier, who is joined by bandmates, bassist Mike Stokes, guitarist Jordan MacNeil and drummer Ross Watson.

“He’s produced some huge songs. So he was able to help is trim a little of the fat,” he continued.

“He‘s a lot more knowledgeable,” he said adding they went in to record a song a day and stayed around to write three more because they were so inspired.
They have already released three singles from it including “Betty,” “Woodshed,” and “Poli-Shore”

“Poli-Shore is one of those. We’re pretty pleased with it.


 Our bassist was playing  a polo-rhythmic rhythm so that’s where the Poli comes from,” he said.

“We love playing live. We played a lot of the songs live before, so we got a feel for what songs people like,” he continued , adding the next single and video will be for “McNally’s.

They enjoyed being in Nashville and got to check out some of the talent playing there.

“It has this reputation of being all about country music. But we stepped off Broadway and went to East Nashville and got to see a lot of cool things. It’s not as country as it’s been portrayed,“ he said.

“ it was so cool. Everyone was super nice and super friendly,” he enthused.
They have a lot of driving ahead of them  in support of the  CD, which was released on March 16. They will be coming to Lethbridge  from Vancouver and Revelstoke.  
We’re just excited to play. We feel lucky we get to do this,” he said.
Ten Minute Detour play the Slice, March 31.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:17 )  
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