After playing The Phoenix and putting their best set forward, Thrifty Kids’— an indie-surf rock band from Ottawa—Sarah Cogan shares a little about the band’s future and her thoughts on performing.
You just walked off stage, how do you feel right now?
“This is definitely this biggest crowd we’ve ever played ever. So many people, it feels great! We were talking about that you can’t see anything when you’re up there, so we just felt so confident and so alive. It’s all about the vibes in the crowd and they were giving some good vibes, it was great. It’s just a good time up there.” Cogan said.
What can we expect from the band?
“We’re in the midst of recording an album right now. You’re going to hear more of the mellow vibes, the surf tones, and just a lot more vocal harmonies. We’re experimenting a lot more and we want to create more of a fuller sound.”
Amidst the album, the band is also planning a large uproot to Toronto.
“We’re actually singing our lease tomorrow,” she gushed. “We’ll be moving to Toronto September 1st.”
The band has a loving history with the city; their first show in the city became ranked as their best.
“Our best show ever was at The Piston.” Cogan recalled. “It was good food, great people and good times. It was a great bill.”
With talks of shows in the future, an album on the way and their fate yet to be announced, this band is definitely one to keep an eye on.
The Band: After meeting in school and recording their self-titled EP, released back in February, as part of a school project, Thrifty Kids have made an impressive start for themselves. From the three tracks released, Cherry Wine, Granola, and Dry, they’ve mastered a striking first EP. Their sound is a nostalgic trance of surf-rock with an honest purity. Yet, there is a small sense of reserve that makes you crave more of them. Sarah Cogan (vocals) Dylan Frankland (guitar), Cam Alford (bass) and Simon Kou (drums), will no doubt unleash a few surprises in the future.