The Canadian foursome, half of which do not wear underpants, release their second EP, '2010'
Sounding like a blend of Foals, Yeasayer and Local Natives, Bravestation's charming five-track EP is certainly worth a listen. After gathering countless positive reviews for their self-titled, recorded and produced effort, the band returned to the studio less than a year after the debut was released, to create a new collection of songs. Made up of brothers Devin (vocals, bass) and Derek Wilson (guitar, vocals), alongside childhood friend Jeremy Rossetti (drums), they only met local Andrew Heppner (keyboards/percussion/engineering) after their move to Toronto. The '2010' EP was written and recorded over the span of six months and the result is an album propelled by a post-indie/punk aesthetic with propulsive bass-lines/drum beats, and heart-felt vocals. The 2010 EP is a self-produced effort with engineering done by Andrew Heppner, and mastering by Ryan Mills. Dazed caught up with Derek Wilson to get the lowdown...
...your worst vice?
Not sticking to our self-imposed limit and having too many drinks before playing a show.
...the story behind your name?
It's the combination of Aldous Huxley's novel 'Brave New World' and an inspirational essay by Robert J. Hastings called 'The Station'.
...the world coming to?
...your worst fashion secret?
Two of us don't wear boxer shorts...
...your favourite website?
Twitter or YouTube.
...good for breakfast?
If you're nursing a hangover, then obviously beer, or something with grease.
...at the top of your shit list?
...are you listening to now?
Foals - Total Life Forever
...how would you describe your work?
Challenging and rewarding.