Neil Sanderson, drummer, percussionist and piano player for Canadian hard rockers Three Days Grace, recently sat down with Metal Wani’s Carl O’Rourke to talk about the bands new album, ‘Outsider’, the future of rock music and backpacking in Ireland to name but a few topics.
On the bands new album ‘Outisder’, Sanderson said:
“We put a lot of work into it, and it’s always really gratifying when we lock ourselves up and shut out the world, and work so hard on something and then it’s time to take the brush of the canvas and hope for the best, and to have it surface and be received as it has been man, it’s the best feeling. It never gets old.
As the band work within a philosophy they refer to as the Camp Fire Test which works on the premise that a good song can be stripped back acoustically, on whether the band would ever entertain the idea of embarking on a purely acoustic tour as Three Days Grace, Neil added:
“Sure, sure ye exactly you explained the Camp Fire Test completely correctly! I actually have a folder on my desktop called C.F.T and that’s all that is!”
Neil continued by saying,
“We have a song on our new album called Infra-Red which is definitely already kind of a fan favorite. We thought like hey, why don’t we record an acoustic version of that and exactly do what you said; rethink it and see where it goes because it felt pretty good when we were playing it live acoustically.”
On future plans for Three Days Grace and potential returns to shores they haven’t seen in a while, including but not limited to Dublin, Ireland:
“Oh man I would love to! When I was nineteen I backpacked and I went to Ireland and I was staying in Galway. I went to the Aran islands which is one of the coolest spots I’ve ever been.”