Q&A with The Jerry Cans – 2018 Café Artist

Q. Tell us about your band. Can you describe your overall sound?

A. The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and life in the Canadian Arctic. With a unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and indie-rock sung in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern sound.


Q. What’s been your most memorable gig so far in your career?

A. Performing at the 2018 Juno Awards with other amazing artists from Nunavut.


Q. Who are your artistic inspirations?

A. All of the artists in Nunavut that have come before us and that are playing music today. We are incredibly inspired by our environment and our fellow musicians in Nunavut that we have the privilege of sharing the stage with.


Q. What’s your favourite sync moment of all time (in any piece of media)?

A. When we were at breakfast together and realized that we had switched the dates in our calendar and had 4 hours to get from Manly to Canberra, Australia where we had a show. In that time we has to finish breakfast, pack, drive 300+ kms, check into the festival, find the stage, line check and get ready to play. Somehow we made it!!!


Q. What’s the funniest moment you’ve experienced either on tour, in the studio or just as a band?

A. “Clouds” was used as the music for a recap clip of Canadian athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was a really touching video.


Q. Have you had any sync placements before? And if so, do you have a favourite?

A. Jose Gonzalez’s “Step Out” in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”


Q. What existing piece of media (film, TV show, ad / trailer,video game) would you like to see your music used in?

A. A piano cover version of one of our songs in “Westworld”.