Fresh from their month and a half long North America tour, hotly tipped Montréal based band Ought took some time out of their busy schedule to answer some of my questions.
So for those reading who aren’t familiar with Ought, can you give us a quick biography of Ought?
We’re just four friends who enjoy playing music together. We met in Montreal where we all went to school and now live and work.
Who are your musical influences?
Pretty diverse. We really run the gamut as far as what we each listen to. Ought is where we meet in the middle.
For your album ‘More Than Any Other Day’ you’ve received massive critical acclaim with publications like Pitchfork labeling it as ‘Best New Music’, what was your initial reaction when you saw all these reviews?
It’s all very flattering, it’s been a pleasure meeting and talking with all these people who dig the record.
I first heard of your band when I watched theneedledrop’s review of your album on YouTube, have you found that other people have come across of your music because of this review?
Not that I’ve specifically heard of, but I am sure it is the case!
So what are your plans for the rest of the year? Thinking of doing a UK tour maybe?
We’re finishing up a 1.5-month long NA tour and then heading to Europe for some festival dates. Taking a few weeks off and then doing another month in the US/Canada and another in Europe.
Is there any new bands in particular that you’re listening to at the moment?
Broken Water, Dub Thomson, Lungbutter, The Past
Finally, if you could tour with any band in the world, who would it be?
So if you haven’t already checked out Ought’s debut record then I highly recommend that you do as it’s one of the best records released this year, available in a non-existent record store near you. Also they are embarking on a UK tour later this year, so if you want a night of ultimate boogying and amazing music then get yourself a ticket.
Also thanks again to Ought for answering my questions, I really appreciate it.