Getting to Know: Alt-Pop trio, Ivory Hours


In today’s Getting to Know, we meet Ivory Hours, an Ontario alt-pop trio that would like to get big enough to demand a kiddie pool of guacamole. If you are an indie artist or in an indie band that would like to partake in a Getting to Know feature, contact to receive the questionnaire and instructions. Thanks!

Ivory-HoursBand Name: Ivory Hours
Band Members: Luke Roes (vocals, guitar),
Chris Levesque (bass), and
Thom ‘Tommy Gun’ Perquin (drums).
City of Origin: London, ON.
Latest Release: Morning Light (out June 9)

Who are you and what do you do?
“We’re three dudes making dance jams for the brokenhearted.” 

In 20 words or less, how would you describe your band?
“Three nerds + a bass guitar + feelings.”

Why should people care about your band?
“The kids are going bananas for it, so why not hop on the bandwagon?”

What is the most hilarious, frightening, or weird thing you have seen from the stage or while on the road?
“Two Rottweilers breaking into a bloody dogfight in the middle of playing a tune.”

If you become a band that eventually fills stadiums or arenas, what would be the most ridiculous thing you’d require backstage?
“A kiddie pool of guacamole.”

Which band could your band defeat in a street fight? What methods would you use to ensure victory?
“Alt-J – A mix of playground insults and rusty prison shanks would do the trick.”

How do you feel about smartphones lighting up concert venues instead of lighters?
“A light’s a light. Let the kids have some fun. Plus, it keeps ’em off the darts.”

If you had to be a tribute act for just one band, who would it be and why?
“Oh…probably The Cars. Who wouldn’t want to sing ‘Moving in Stereo’ every night?”

Is it better to burnout than to fade away? Please explain your answer.
“Burnout. The world does not need another U2 album. That was mean, I’m sorry Bono, let’s meet up for tea and talk about it.”

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