Canada has a new supergroup. Say hello to Anyway Gang.

It’s always intriguing when a number of experienced, well-connected, and highly regarded musicians decided to combine forces. Can the whole be more than the sum of its formidable parts?

We have a new Canadian supergroup featuring Sam Roberts, Chris Murphy from Sloan, Dave Monks from Tokyo Police Club and Menno Versteeg of Hollerado. They call themselves Anyway Gang. This will be the band’s first song.

The story is that everyone had some unfinished unreleased material laying around and decided that perhaps they could complete everything together.

Versteeg is quoted at Exclaim!

“Last summer I got together with a few of my tour buds who also happen to be some of my favourite songwriters. We mostly made dad jokes but we also jammed on a bunch of 3 chord songs we all had lying around. We recorded a bunch of stuff in a few days and over the year we’d add some ideas here and there and all of a sudden a year had past and we realized we had kinda an album so we said let’s name ourselves the first thing we thought of and release these.”

We’ll be listening.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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