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- Posted on Mar 16th 2010 11:58AM by Roy Turner
Describe your sound.
DD/MM/YYYY is a set of stainless steel knives perfect for cutting, slicing, dicing and even gnashing!
How did your band form?
There were many low rumbles and sparks throughout houses in Toronto until at one fateful party, a fire broke out and DD/MM/YYYY grew out of the ashes. Their power was too immense, so they immediately got arrested. Upon leaving the police station, they picked up their instruments from the rubble and started practicing.
What are your musical influences?
Going to concerts and seeing live music is important, as it can change you on the spot. When we saw Need New Body play, our eyeballs and our ears became twisted together. It was exactly what we needed in music at that moment, and it was shocking to see we were but a few of Torontonians watching this incredible, incredible band.
How did you come up with your band name?
We didn't want to have a name that we had to stick to, so we chose a name that would be the date of the show. This was too ridiculous and confusing for people to understand, so we made it simple by referencing DD/MM/YYYY straight up. Call us day month year, or call us on the telephone.
What's the craziest thing you've seen or experienced while on tour?
Probably the time that the trombone player from Reel Big Fish threatened to kill Moshe and Matt on Valentine's Day in Long Beach.
What do you hope to accomplish with this trip to SXSW 2010?
To play music for the folks around the country that help us out when we are touring. Playing on the edge of abilities in the gauntlet of fire, beer and burgers.
Any past SXSW tales you care to share?
Eating a free burger while getting a massage.
What's your musical guilty pleasure?
One song that we all like and could be misconstrued as a guilty pleasure is "Dr. Jones" by Aqua.
Who was your first celeb crush?
Penny from inspector gadget.
What's in your festival survival kit?
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