Interview - Bealby Point

Bealby Point, a Vancouver-based indie rock band, has released a new single, 'Say It Anyway,' which is available now on all digital streaming platforms.

1) Welcome to this interview. Tell us about your latest release Say It Anyway.
Hi! Thanks for the interview! I’m Jack, singer and rhythm guitar player in Bealby Point. Say It Anyway is our first single off our EP coming out this summer. It’s a song about saying what you mean and meaning what you say!

2) How would you describe your sound?

I would describe our sound as a blend of indie and alt rock, hard and crisp on the edges but soft and chewy in the middle. Like an Oh Henry, or a Mars bar.

3) What do you write about?

Most of our music is written about the world around us and how we fit into that world. A lot of it involves social interaction and connecting as individuals with a purpose. Melancholy and nostalgia, with a twist of angst, we’re trying to tell a story with the lyrics in our songs, although it’s not always straightforward.

4) What do you listen to when you are home?
When I am at home I listen to the sounds of the house. The dishwasher whizzing away, or the dryer tumbling and tumbling. Usually, since my house is quite old, I can hear the pipes in the walls creaking and making strange sounds. If the sounds of my house bore me I’ll get the speaker going and play some early 2000’s indie/alt rock. That’s my favourite type of music.

5) Your favourite live performance so far?
My favourite live performance so far would have to be our first show back this year at The Fox Cabaret on April 7th. We hadn’t played a show for 2 years because of the pandemic so when we returned to a sold out show and were able to see all our friends and family there, it was really special.

6) Tell us a funny story that happened in studio or on stage.
I got a good one. When we were recording our first four singles back in 2020 at Echoplant Studios, we got into a bit of a prank war with producer Matt Di Pomponio. We were trying to end his career by blowing a loud horn right into his ear in the control room. After going back and forth with that schtick, Matt ended it all by dumping a beer on me on the last day of recording. Good times.

7) Your favourite albums?
I would say my favourite album is Room On Fire by The Strokes. Our drummer Zack would go with L.A. Woman by The Doors. Clay, our lead guitarist, can’t say he has a favourite album of all time because it’s constantly changing, but his favourite album at the moment is Glow On by Turnstile. Our bass player Jordan’s going with Stadium Arcadium by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not bad.

8) A musician you would like to meet for a beer?

Hmmm… I think a musician I would like to meet for a beer would be Dave Grohl. I saw him on Hot Ones the other day and he seems like he loves a good drink. He really does seem like a genuine, nice guy too and I feel like he’d be able to share a lot of insight and tips for us that he’s learned about music and the industry that we could learn a lot from. Or, if he doesn’t want to talk about all that, we could just shoot the shit and have a fun time.

9) What would you ask for backstage, if you were the most important band on earth?
I feel like we would pull a Metallica and ask for something very specific mostly for fun, but also to make sure the tech rider is being read thoroughly. Realistically all we would need is some water bottles, a few beer and maybe some snacks. Of course this can change over time…

10) What are your plans for the near future?

With restrictions easing up, we’ve been getting back on stage doing what we love most. Playing live for our fans! We’ve got a few exciting shows lined up this summer, one of which is the NXNE festival in Toronto. We’re especially excited for this one since it will be our first time playing live outside of Vancouver.

In August, we will be playing a release show for our upcoming EP which we hope to be our biggest show yet. We’re also writing lots of new music and getting prepared to get back in the studio for some more recording. It’s shaping up to be a busy summer for us and we couldn't be happier about it!
Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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