In light of their upcoming performance at Osheaga, we’re sharing a Q+A we had with the Montreal band Caveboy. They shed some light on their practice habits and rituals, what inspires them, and even invited us into their rehearsal space to show us where the magic happens!
We generally meet about 3 times per week, for 4 hours at a time, either rehearsing a set for upcoming shows, or developing new song ideas. We just got a new space that we share with some cool metal dudes so we’re looking forward to being creative and productive in a new spot. One of the most important things we’ve learned to do is to film all of our rehearsals. It can get pretty hard to feel like you’ve put on a good show when your only audience member is a wall. Looking over our rehearsal footage helps us find out what set order works, what transitions are fluid, what new song ideas are exciting, how to improve the sound balance, and so much more.
When it comes to songwriting, it’s a pretty collective process between the three of us, each bringing suggestions and ideas for our own parts and for others. Inspiration can come from our relationships, friendships, families, opinions, a single phrase or concept, even a song or band that we’re really into at that moment that sparks a new idea that we then try to work off of. Sometimes it starts with the lyrics, sometimes with a chord progression, sometimes with a beat, either way, it’s always really exciting to write new songs using our three different artistic approaches, that somehow always seem to come together into our collective sound as a band.