Canadian music was hot in 2005. Of the many critically acclaimed newish Canuck bands I am most intrigued with Broken Social Scene.
It is a collective with over a dozen band members. For live gigs, whoever is available shows up and they wing it. Cool!
A British musician with plenty of time to listen to new bands (5 years on the dole) saw BSS in London recently and raved! Then cursed me for association with Celine Dion and Brian Adams. I explained we deported one to the US and the other to the UK.
I haven’t been this keen on a new Canadian band since Bran Van 3000.
But what’s with Arcade Fire? Simply over-rated? Or am I missing something?