It’s always amazing to travel and tour across North America, and in this case Europe, but it’s actually sort of hilarious when you fly to the other side of the world and get to hang out with a bunch of people from your hometown.
My band, Slow Down Molasses, a Saskatoon indie rock group, was given the opportunity to play Brighton, UK’s Great Escape Festival. One of the showcases we were featured in was presented by SaskMusic, who also extended the invitation to Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf and The Sheepdogs. It almost felt like 2007 all over again, except, you know, we were in the UK.
In fact, Sheepdog front man Ewen Currie even made a statement about it before launching into one of their trademark face-melters. And with SaskMusic delegates already permeating throughout the crowd, the hometown vibe was already there. Thankfully, with a little help from the free beer and a constant view of the English Channel, it all felt more than a little surreal.
Stay tuned for more on the road adventures and hopefully more familiar faces as Slow Down Molasses continue their two-week adventure in the UK.
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