A Q&A with Maverick


Fast and loud punk rock, from Montreal…

What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
‘The Tower’ is our latest single and is available on Bandcamp. The whole process, from getting the first note to the mastering of the track was long and very trying. The lyrics also reflect such a situation, to persevere through the storm, as there is no other choice and the weather has to eventually clear up.

What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
Finding someone who would agree to lay it down in the studio, the way it was written.

Who produced the release?
I (Eddie) co-produced it with Germ Sauvé. The good thing is that you can work on the track so it gets to sound the way you hear it in your mind, or close. By having someone else on the project, it also brings an outside point of view, which you can only benefit from, regardless of which way you go.

What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
The feeling, always. As what we take away from music is the feeling, the same is what we hope to bring to the audience.

How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
We’re driven by passion. When it comes to writing, many things inspire us. Personal stories, goofy things, just ventilating or writing from the heart. As for the music, one usually comes with a good structure and we build around that, together jamming or when practicing on our own. It all depends on how inspiration comes. Everybody’s quite creative in the band, so whoever has something he feels like sharing and working on, if it fits the sound and we all like it, we add it.

What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
The same that have influenced our writing all our lives we would say. We come from different backgrounds (classic rock, skate punk, pop punk, metal, hardcore…), but Maverick’s biggest influence has got to be bands from the East Bay area in the 80’s/90’s.


What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
We’re simple guys you know, we just wanna tour the world. There is however this precise venue, that is like the Mecca: 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA.

If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Mutineers. It is, just like us, full of energy, straight to the point, with simple fun chords.

What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Play a sold-out show at 924 Gilman Street.

Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Long Live Rock n’ Roll!!

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