Timber Timbre (pronounced tim-ber tamber) will showcase their debut performance at The Substation Theatre on May 23rd, 2019. Known for their dark cinematic sound, the Canadian group includes members Taylor Kirk, Simon Trottier, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Mark Wheaton. They are excited to present their original songs to Singapore fans for the first time ever. On this momentous occasion, we asked the band a few questions!
What was the first and last album (or song) you bought?
First: Corey Hart’s First Offence
Last: Kankyō Ongaku’s Japanese Ambient, Environmental and New Age Music 1980-1990
What is the first album you remember listening to from beginning to end, on repeat?
The Beatles’ Abbey Road
What is a fad or trend you hope comes back?
What song do you wish you wrote?
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
What was the first song you learned to play?
Bombtrack by Rage Against the Machine
If you had to organize a festival, who would be your three dream headliners?
Portishead, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and The Necks
Since 2006, Timber Timbre has been releasing silky slow-burner tunes out of Ontario, Canada. While their name refers to the timber-framed cabin they used to record in, Timber Timbre makes music for urban and nature dwellers alike. Their “sinewy, nocturnal music” adds the perfect ambience for an intimate, breezy night, or tucked away in dark bars providing “cold-blooded music for lounge lizards looking to keep a low profile.”
Many might recognise their tunes from popular Netflix series such as Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Orange is the New Black and The Blacklist. Timber Timbre’s fourth album, Creep on Creepin’ On, was one of ten shortlisted nominees for the Polaris Music Prize, in 2011.
*Prog music fuses styles and attempts to push stylistic boundaries associated with specific genres of music.