Rah Rah forges ahead with third album
Rah Rah, Regina’s indie collective, has been gathering buzz since 2009 when they were voted the Best New Canadian Band, as well the Best New Alternative Band by iTunes. And now they’re bringing that buzz to SAIT campus.
Erin Passmore, who plays drums, keys, bass and sings for this seven-piece band, says the awards were a push to better things.
“We were really encouraged, you know? It’s always nice to hear good things about yourself and it gave us more fuel to keep going, to keep pushing on,” she says.
“It’s kind of neat that we have what we have under our belts, and everything just seems to be moving forward.”
Passmore says Rah Rah is a great collection of musicians who can all collaborate in the songwriting process.
“It’s more of a collective type of thing. Everybody plays an equal part when it comes to writing and playing our songs, and it’s great to have that sense of community,” says Passmore.
“One of the amazing things is that we’ll always have something on hand and we always have ideas for lyrics, and since we’re all songwriters, any one of us can come to the group with an idea.”
Passmore says Rah Rah’s success is not only thanks to the skill and commitment of the group. The Regina music scene offered the band a nurturing community to grow from.
“Regina plays a huge part in our identity as a group and as musicians,” she said.
“There’re a lot of great artists in the city that offer a giant network of support, and we’re really fortunate to have that.”
What’s next for Rah Rah?
With two records out, and one in the works, Passmore says hopefully they can write a great new record, and continue having fun playing music.
Rah Rah plays the Gate on April 21.