You Have To Check Out The Psychedelic Stylings of The Space Wizards In “On The Loose”
Updated: Jul 6, 2019
How do you describe The Space Wizards? How do you categorize the culmination of a love of psychedelic rock, blues, noise, and dirt? One word. Wild. Off of their debut album “Adding Color” The Space Wizards have blown my mind with the groovy, bluesy, dirty track “On The Loose”. High energy from beginning to end, “On The Loose” has a simple message.. These boys persevere, they power through their hard times and they hold no grudges or ill will along the way. William Côté Munroe provides howling, ravenous guitar from the aether and vocals, Johnny Giancaspro holding down the low end with thunderous bass, and Evan Giancaspro with earthquaking drums of the highest magnitude. With quirky lyricism and a rhythm section throwing down tight grooves it’s hard to believe the band is only three guys. Upbeat and addicting, “On The Loose” is a song that anyone can listen and relate to, or just jam out to. The song gives off an old school funk vibe, while still keeping things psychedelic and modern. It’s hypnotizing rhythm keeps your interest, while the lyrics let your mind wander. The guitar chords are spectacular throughout, the drumming is precise with hard hitting high hats and the groundbreaking sound of William’s vocals will have you craving more.
Based in Montreal, the explosive trio of The Space Wizards have made an incredible launch into the music industry with their timeless album “Adding Color” available on all major streaming platforms! We can’t wait for you to hear this entire album, stay on the lookout for The Space Wizards.
Listen to “On The Loose” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
How did you come up with the name The Space Wizards? How did you all meet?
Common misconception about the name is that people make the assumption that The Space Wizards refers to outer space, but it also refers to the space which we as individuals occupy and interact with. How we manage that space affects how others manage theirs and so on and forth. The name is all about how we're all connected in one way or another. Johnny (bass) and Evan (drums) are actually brothers. They went to the same highschool as Will (guitar, vocals) but never actually met. Ten years later, a mutual friend told Johnny and Evan about Will looking for a bassist and drummer. Our first meeting lead up to this moment.
When you're not making music, what do you all do?
That's kind of funny because we're all always working on something related to music, whether together or individually. Open mics, bar jams, Will will busk when he isn't teaching music. We all share a love for video games. Evan is a photographer on the side. Johnny and Will are pretty deep into the occult, and the paranormal, not that they're active participants, but they enjoy reading and learning about it all.
Can you tell us about the meaning behind the lyrics in "On the Loose"? What Inspired this song?
On the Loose was written during a stressful time. We had been through a pretty big shake up, and this song kind of came naturally as we navigated that situation together. It's about breaking out, and powering through without holding onto grudges. No grudges, no revenge, no getting even, just moving onto a brighter day.
What's the main theme of your debut album "Adding Color"?
We always want to create something that leaves people feeling good, feeling happy, hearing themselves in our music and feeling like we're all a part of something bigger, together. We want to add a little bit of oomph, a little bit of color to people's lives.
What other bands would you compare your genre of music to?
That's the question we get asked the most, and it's the hardest one to answer. We're always in a struggle of trying to acknowledge our inspirations and proudly wear them, but at the same time, we don't want to become single minded and defined by them. We have a bit of funk, a bit of blues, a bit of psychedelic, a bit of dirt, and that's because we all come from different backgrounds. Evan is big on punk, ska, and big band music, Will is inspired by Hendrix and the psychedelic sound of the 70's with a healthy dose of funk, and Johnny grew up on grunge, metal, and Japanese rock music, so you have a pretty wide range to work with.
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