So, I want a fellow TSC fan's opinion on this. My best friend says Nick Thomas can't sing, and that their instrumentals are horrible. She thinks All Time Low is better. Please tell me this is a monstrosity to you, too.
well, I don’t know too much about All Time Low but I will say this: Nick Thomas definitely has the most emotion of just about any lead singer I’ve heard. You can hear every bit of exasperation, passion, anger, joy, & sadness in his voice when he sings. There aren’t many singers who put that much depth in how they sing. And as far as the music goes Nick Thomas is a fantastic guitar player. One sign of a good guitarist is when they can make something difficult look simple, & Nick Thomas has that for sure. So if anything can be said about him it’s that he pours every bit of his soul into his music & you can tell. That, to me, is what makes a great musician. So while I can’t say much about All Time Low, I can say that The Spill Canvas are a talented group & that’s not to be dismissed because of personal preference.
So as you guys may or may not know, The Spill Canvas is only a couple weeks away from getting started on their new album. And with that comes new tour dates as well, which I know we’re all excited about, so I thought I’d write a little something about my feelings on that. It’s been over a year now since I saw The Spill Canvas perform so, needless to say, I’m in desperate need of another show, especially considering my general addiction to concerts. But the problem for me is finding someone to go with me. Most people just go with a bunch of friends to a concert & party but I’ve always had a problem doing that. See, I’m pretty much a different person at concerts. I let out all my frustrations & pent-up emotions in those adrenaline-filled moments that you connect with the musicians & the hundreds, or thousands of other people. Even if I’m at a concert for a band I’m not familiar it’s still my highest form of release. And that’s why I have to choose the right person to go with me to a concert. It has to be a person who’s ok with me going totally insane for a couple of hours. Last time I saw The Spill Canvas I went with my best friend Bonnie, who isn’t really a fan of them (she doesn’t like Nick’s voice for some reason) but I’d been with her to concerts before & had a good time. However, even though she said she had fun it also felt like she was pretty much just waiting for it to be over, whereas I never wanted it to end. And the concert was particularly emotional because Nick was talking about how the band was going through a rough time & didn’t know what was going to happen. After the show I talked to Dan & Joe a bit but I really wanted to talk to Nick because he seemed upset. However when I finally got to him Bonnie was apparently ready to go & just walked out the door. So I gave him a quick hug & hurried reluctantly after her. So I’m thinking that when I go see them this time I want to try bringing another of my best friends, who follows this blog & is a new fan, & hopefully it will be a better experience. I’m certain that The Spill Canvas will also be in better spirits, what with them now being independent. I really just can’t wait to see what they do with their new-found musical freedom.
Do you know if The Spill Canvas will come to Australia? It would be my dream come true to see them live. I would die happy. x
well I imagine once they get settled with being independent they’ll do more extensive touring but that could take a while you know? I do hope you get to see them live one day though, they’re truly amazing.