Niagara Gazette

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December 27, 2012

Toronto's USS will perform New Year's Eve at the Rapids


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Q: What would you say makes your band unlike any other band out there right now?

A: I think that it’s because in our act you have singer-songwriter, acoustic guitar and then you have a DJ, turntablist, hypeman, so on record because of the electronic DJ elements we can incorporate sounds that you wouldn’t necessarily hear in other modern rock bands. We sort of treat the live show like just a giant explosive party. Basically on New Year’s and what sets us apart from other bands is that our show is like a motivational seminar, an anarchist rally and an aerobics class all wrapped in one.


Q: Are you guys working on any new music and if so, how would you describe it?

A: We’re debuting a new song in Toronto soon and hopefully we’ll bring it to Niagara Falls. I think you could say we’re on song two of an EP, but to be honest we should have it all done by the winter. It’s basically like ‘Approved’ plugged into a really loud guitar amplifier, but the amplifier is used as the speakers at a nightclub.


Q: If you could pick any other job to do other than being U.S.S. what would you want to do?

A: Personally I would love to jump into warzone journalism. Yeah, I’d love to be on the front lines. Even in our travels as a band, like when we went to India, you get a taste for what the underbelly of the Earth is like. I just like hanging out with regular people who are from the other side of the world, but if your energy is in the right place and you have the right sort of personality, the amount of information and stories you can get out of the average citizen in Singapore, India, Mexico, United States, Germany, whatever, you multiply by that times a hundred with a camera and a passport and a ticket into like the Congo, just like the side of the world that you could see that you’d be brave enough to report their stories, that’s the most fascinating profession to me.

IF YOU GO • WHAT: New Year's Eve party with Toronto's USS • WHEN: 9 p.m. Dec. 31 • WHERE: Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls • TICKETS: $10 advance, $20 day of show

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