In just one day, day one, inception day; acoustic, quiet punks, North Shore had over 200 hits on SoundCloud, the offer of free recording and a call to interview with on-line Zine Turn It Up To Twelve (Formerly Headbangerwoman.com).
Edmonton based vocalist Deen Naught was still in a state of disbelief when TITT made our approach, but still managed to speak with us. “I can’t believe this, this song was recorded yesterday on a cell phone….”
This is the story of Feast Before The Massacre, a once disregarded prose, scribblings, on a sheet of unimportant paper, written by Nault.
“Brad (Hosler; guitarist) and me were discussing for a while about putting these words to music. It literally just happened.” It seems also that Naults voice just happened. “I had one vocal class a while ago, but with this I just really let loose. I think I was more surprised by myself than anyone else is.”
Hosler is a little better adjusted to live performance than his partner. He is a seasoned guitarist with Leduc outfit Smile For The Bullet .
For Nault this is un-trodden ground and there is an obvious state of overwhelming. “My best singing so far has to be me singing in the shower. When I saw the amount of hits on Soundcloud I was so nervous. I was crying, I was so proud. I freaked out so bad I threw up.”
For a guy who ignored Nault all day at their first encounter during a Vans Warped Tour show in 2010, Hosler certainly has turned it around and made a better impression of late. His aggressive, yet smooth guitar, fits perfectly with the meaningful, feeling and determination of Naults voice. They even speak to each other regularly now. In fact, they were out walking together when the name North Shore was chosen as a moniker. “We tried for mailbox..no. Blue Fence, uh uh. Then we walked by an RV and there they were, the words North Shore. It just stuck.”
Although the recording of Feast Before The Massacre is not the best quality, almost 1,000 hits on Soundcloud on day three for unknowns is not to be sniffed at. The band is already making plans to re-record the song in a month and to let rip with a second song; Home.
You need to pay attention. This is new, it’s fresh and it will change the face of music as we know it.
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By Karen Graham 6 January 2013