If you’re familiar with the Windsor band Cellos, it’s likely their name reminds you of intense, hard hitting rock, putting any string instrument-like notions out of your mind.
Each member is an experienced musician in his own right, but together, the trio has been majorly successful in kick-starting the band’s public presence. With two al- bums already under their belt, and a third, The Accident, scheduled for release in November, Cellos are on a roll.
“We’re trying to keep a momentum going. Whenever we have a batch of songs, we’ll go in and record them while they’re still fresh,” said Kyle Marchand, lead vocalist and guitarist of Cellos.
Their latest release in June, Bomb Shelter, has been consistently charting within the top 10 on Earshot’s report of campus radio play.
“All across Canada, people have been playing it and enjoying it and writing us and letting us know that they do like the record … It’s nice to hear from people all across Canada, especially because we plan on touring, so that gives us a bit of a foothold in every city,” said Marchand.
The band is now looking past Windsor to their future as a touring band. Though they have no plans to do so in the immediate future, its something that’s always on Marchand’s mind.
“Touring is a lot of fun, and it’s a really important thing to do in a band if you want to take your stuff seriously, but it’s also a pretty big commitment … That’s sort of the lifeblood of being a band, being able to take it out- side of the city that you live in. Otherwise, you’re never really going to make a mark.”
For now, the band is content with two high profile gigs in Windsor, including taking the main stage at Phog Phest on Sept. 15.