Meet TANGLERS, a new band on the block

Thursday 09th, February 2017 / 16:58
By Heather Adamson

Photo: Lucas Harrison

VANCOUVER — The energy and enthusiasm is contagious from one of Vancouver’s newest bands on the scene, TANGLERS. This young, burgeoning foursome consisting of Andrew Noble (guitar), Matt Catellier (drums, guitar, vocals), Ross MacNab (guitar, keys, drums, vocals), and Cole Young (bass, vocals) has taken off, following their debut live show only six months ago at the Fringe Festival.

Reaching them in their jam space off of Commercial Drive and Hastings, the entire band were together to take part in the interview which demonstrated their excitement and eagerness to share their music with a growing local audience.

“We have the most fun we could possibly have playing live shows and we just want to keep building on the momentum to play as often as we can for audiences big and small,” shared Catellier.

Releasing their debut EP Light Slips this past December, the six tracks have a psych rock appeal with a mainstream edge. “We recorded it all in six hours,” shared Catellier. “We bought all of our own recording gear and our friend Nick Short who plays in the band Swim Team helped us record everything off the floor.” Including the instrumental piece,“Chinese Garden,” proves their willingness to take risks and showcase their musicianship front and centre. The track is a standout and the band shares that they have much more where that came from.

Constantly writing with at least a dozen additional songs they could record right now, TANGLERS are building on their momentum with multiple local shows coming up where they want to strengthen their connection with the local industry. “Aside from playing as much as possible, we are focused on becoming a bigger part of the music community,” shared Catellier. “We want to help out other musicians wherever and whenever we can because we understand that is what strengthens the local scene.”

TANGLERS perform at 333 on February 14 with Three Magic Circle and the Velvetines.

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