Despite only emerging a few months ago, Toronto-based duo Slow Pineapple are already off to a fine start, and now return with their third single to date 'Cake'.
Channeling a mix of genre-bending aesthetics, 'Cake' sees them at their explorative best. With a diverse and eclectic sound, wrapped up in some wonderfully woozy production, this new release is set to see them grow to their highest height yet.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with them to find out more about their origins and what has inspired them most over the years.
What were the first instruments you fell in love with?
Drums and bass baby, gotta shake that groove thang.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
This crazy world we live in and the people around us. And just about anything that makes us shake our groove thangs.
What kind of music did you love as teenagers?
Fast, loud, groovy, and soulful. Anything that made us shake our groove thangs.
What inspires you to make music?
Shakin our groove thangs! A sick guitar tone, a funny phrase, the smell of weed in the air, just about anything can get them juices flowin.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
IDLES, DEVO, Talking Heads, John Coltrane, Peaches, Nine Inch Nails, Nomeansno, so many more from all genres.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
People certainly give us plenty inspiration but very few if any are really written about someone directly. We like to leave lyrics vague enough for people to attach their own experiences and meanings to them.
What has been the funniest moment in your career so far?
Thanksgiving dinner with country music star Dwight Yaokam at the burrito king in Los Angeles.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Steven Seagal AKA the Mojo Priest.
If you weren’t musicians, what other path do you think you might have taken?
There were other options!?
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as musicians?
Don’t take ownership and don’t identify.
Slow Pineapple's new single 'Cake' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.