Landing on the Sun
band Landing on the Suns new EP "Paralysis
Particle". A melodic, alternative, hard-edged post
rock/pop band from Vernon, B.C.
And then there were three...
Okanagan rock duo Landing on the Sun is now a trio
with the addition of yet another eclectic instrument
- vocals - care of singer-songwriter Quinn Vienneau.
This was somewhat of a natural chord progression for
the former instrumental duo, that released a new
five-song EP entitled Paralysis Particle on November
24th. 2017. A full album will be released in the new
Veteran Okanagan musicians Billy Haner (guitars) and
Eric Hutton (bass and pretty much everything else)
welcome the addition of Vienneau who complements
Landing on the Sun’s melodic rock stylings while
adding her own dimensions to the project.
Paralysis Particle opens with the haunting
‘Monstrous’ (for which the band produced their own
hypnotic video) and serves up seductive vocals
wrapped around rock riffs and rhythms evoking
eclectic hard-edged pop of the 80s and 90s. Vienneau
is the perfect side dish to the dark and exploratory
melodies carried by Haner’s expressively taunting
guitar work amid Hutton’s rhythmic fury. And that’s
just the start of it...
Vienneau, an Okanagan photographer, was initially
hired to shoot photos for the inside cover of the
Landing on the Sun debut last year.
“It all started as a joke, when I was listening to
the album in the garage,” she explained of her foray
into rock stardom. “I just started to fiddle around
with the words and put some vocals down.”
Playing off Haner’s emotive style, Vienneau says she
gets her lyrical inspiration from how the guitar
makes her feel - purely based on the vibe of the
instrument. Not wanting to sound cliche, she said
the songs are like a color wheel, expressing a
variety of emotions including love, anger, struggle,
and societal observations like the disconnectedness
of people and their cellphones.
“This is nothing like I’ve ever done,” said
Vienneau. “I never had goals to be a singer in a
band but this is really fun. If I had a bucket list,
I should’ve put this on it. But then I’ll use any
excuse to be creative.”
While the band gels musically, there’s a strong
personality undercurrent that brings it all
together. “I’ve never met two guys who talk as much
as I do,” she said.
“She’s almost as weird as we are but that’s a
compliment,” laughs Hutton, who uses the situation
to comfortably throw musical curves at his
bandmates. “Then we build ideas on top of the ideas.
We toss ideas back and forth and now there’s an
extra layer to it.”
Still a rock band at heart, the trio doesn’t adhere
to any particular rules when it comes to writing.
And that bodes particularly well for Haner, who sees
the addition of Vienneau as a “breath of fresh air”
and an opportunity to explore new territory.
“She uses her voice in the tracks as an instrument,”
says Haner. “I love it. For a veteran musician, this
is a lot of fun. It’s like getting a new cellphone,
or new app,” he laughed. “Working this way brings
out playing that I would have never thought about
Landing on the Sun could be categorized as a
progressive rock band....progressing from intricate
instrumental melodies to adding a dynamic vocal
component amid intelligently structured chaos. As
Vienneau states in the song Monstrous, “Wanna win
more gold...put on a wig on that puppet.” Exactly.
Paralysis Particle EP
"Paralysis Particle" is Landing on the Suns follow
up EP to their 2016 self titled instrumental album.
Adding new singer Quinn Vienneau to the mix gives
another layer to their melodic rock and hard-edged
First single and video for "Monstrous" is out on
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