September 28, 2017 |

Canshaker Pi take on the A-Z challenge!

Canshaker Pi take on the A-Z challenge!

September 28, 2017 |

Canshaker Pi‘s noise pop caught the eye of Pavement‘s Stephen Malkmus and the band have just finished a run of UK dates as part of their UK/ European tour with Spiral Stairs. We asked the band to take us deeper into the world of Canshaker Pi by taking on our A-Z challenge!

A song that made you want to make music?


Best rider you’ve had?

Best Kept Secret festival.

Craziest moment in the band?

Recording with Stephen Malkmus.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

What you’re trying to say.

Easiest song you wrote?

It’s a song called But Why, it’s not out yet.


Favourite song in your set

Crashed Car Running.


Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Asha Bhosle.


Hardest thing about being in a band?

Sweep picking.


Interesting fact about one of your members?

Willem can’t smell.


Jokes you have in the band?

We like to pretend we’re monsters and chase each other around.


Key to writing a song?

F sharp.


Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

We’ve been back and forth to London for just one show.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Gijs Loots. 


New band you’d recommend?

Swine Tax.


Opening for this band would be ideal?

Parquet Courts.


Place you’d most like to tour?



Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

La vie est belle.


Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?

La vie.


See us live at?


28th Sept – Bad Bonn, Dudingen

29th Sept – Strom, Munich

30th Sept – Chelsea, Vienna

1st Oct – Durer Kert, Budapest

3rd Oct – Café V lese, Prague

4th Oct – Grizzly Bar, Warsaw

5th Oct – Quasimodo, Berlin

6th Oct – Knust, Hamburg

8th Oct – Luxor, Cologne

9th Oct – Bastard Club, Osnabruck

10th Oct – Atlas, Aarhus

11th Oct – Loppen, Copenhagen

13th Oct – Rotown, Rotterdam

14th Oct – Paradiso, Amsterdam

15th Oct – Secret venue, Gent


The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

No, we don’t.


Unusual merchandise?

Not really, but we’ve had this idea of selling Canshaker Pi rocks.


Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

We have a slow and a fast version of our song Naked Flower of the Wiz.


What do your fans mean to you?

We really appreciate everyone who listens.


X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

Nick hurt his wrist pretty bad once, he had a cast with Spiderman print on it. Everything’s alright now.


You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?



Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?

A lioness that roars, begging you for more.