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All of the members also have their own bands or other musical
projects on the go, as well, so a few weeks of touring at a time with
Sleepercar is working well for them all.
“Everybody’s having fun — I think it’s kind of different
for all of us,” he said.
Their recorded sound isn’t the only thing that’s radically
different — the live vibe at their shows is much more laidback and
spontaneous than Ward was used to.
“I come from very well rehearsed bands that go for a really
big, perfect show… very structured, rehearsed and very practised. I actually
drive these guys crazy because I sort of refuse to practice,” he admitted.
A more casual approach to the music seems to be working for
everyone, and they’ve still managed to get 15 or 16 weeks of touring in this
“We treat it seriously in that respect.”
The new relaxed approach and atmosphere, coupled with an
easygoing attitude, translates into a solid show for everyone, not just the
members of Sleepercar.
“I think people come to the shows and have a blast, whether they know the songs or not, it’s just fun.”