Tuesday, September 27, 2016

RIML: Bob Moses

We were in Los Angeles earlier this year when I we first heard Bob Moses:  a friend had placed their song in the soundtrack of his documentary.  The song, Tearing Me Apart, was stunning: a fresh re-combination of down tempo with house but still containing enough vocals and hooks to make it translate well.  Days Gone By became a well listened to album.  Therefore it was exciting news when we booked them on Records In My Life.  However, because my band Combine the Victorious was playing a show in Harrison Hot Springs that same afternoon, I couldn't make the shoot.  Benn McGuire and Jeffrey Powell stepped in to film the interview with Charles, using a conference room in the band's hotel for a setting.  Happily, Isabelle and I did manage to see them perform later that evening.  It was a night of massive bass tones!  I was really taken with them, and they were blatantly grateful to the Vancouver homecoming crowd.  At one point mid set Jimmy Vallance elatedly crossed the stage to bro-hug Tom Howie in celebration of selling out the Commodore Ballroom; something they admitted to being a dream of theirs when they were growing up here.

In the interview they tell us about the first albums they'd ever purchased, their mutual love of James Blake as well as a fresh album recommendation.  Check it out, they're good young men.

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