Find out why The Strumbellas love Celine Dion

The Canadian alt-country act reveal all in their exclusive interview for .Wav Files.
By Sammy Lee

Following dispatches from A$AP Ferg, BADBADNOTGOOD, The Neighbourhood and MS MR, it's the turn of Toronto's Juno-winning alt-country act The Strumbellas to take the .Wav Files test. With the six-piece band's new (third) album set for release in April it's as good a time as any for Indie88 DJ Carlin Burton to grill Simon Ward and David Ritter from the band on the all-important issues.

The Strumbellas formed in 2008 and their second album of yearning yet upbeat alt-country We Still Move On Dance Floors won them a 2014 Juno Award for best roots and traditional album. Now the band are stepping things up a gear. They kicked off 2016 with their Spirits single and will be hitting headphones worldwide with their upcoming third album Hope.

Ahead of that though, find out why they love Celine Dion's Power Of Love album, what their preferred spirit animals are and how the band have turned their homespun folk-pop into an anthemic, arena-filling sound inspired, perhaps surprisingly, by EDM-country giant Avicii.

Tune in for more .Wav Files over the coming weeks for more revealing chats with some of music's most exciting contemporary stars.

Watch The Strumbellas’ .Wav Files interview in the player above.

Toronto's folk-rockers Strumbellas submit their .Wav File.
Canadian folk-rockers Strumbellas © Red Bull

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