Five Minutes With: Vancouver Dream Pop Songwriter Andrew Bishop

Introducing “Time To Let Go,” the latest single from WAASH, the exciting new project helmed by Vancouver’s prolific songwriter Andrew Bishop. With its smooth-streaming, synth-crystalized sound, this track offers a soaring statement on the importance of setting boundaries for self-care. While embodying the essence of ’80s era pop, chill-mode bossa nova, and pastel-print sophisto-pop, “Time To Let Go” also hints at Bishop’s reflections on interpersonal struggles. This single serves as the perfect introduction to WAASH’s forthcoming full-length album, which promises an electronics-forward take on nostalgic genres. Collaborating with talented friends including James Younger from Yukon Blonde, Courtney Ewan from Twin River, Louise Burns, Cody Hiles from The Zolas, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Rosen, WAASH’s debut album is set to captivate listeners when it arrives in 2024.

Andrew Bishop

Name:

Andrew Bishop

Genre:

Dream Pop

Founded:

2018

# of Albums:

2

Latest Album:

WAASH

Latest Single:

Time To Let Go

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

The Beatles

Favourite musician now:

The Beatles. Hah!

Guilty pleasure song:

Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’

Live show ritual:

A short walk before my set and I’m good to go. I like to clear my head and get ready for stage.

Favourite local musician:

dwi

EP or LP?

LP

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?

Studio

Any shows or albums coming up?

Our full-length album will be released on Light Organ Records on June 28th, followed by an album release show June 29th at Green Auto.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Youtube

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

The Arbor

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Still probably Main St. Despite all the recent changes, it still feels like home. Spent a lot of time in Mount Pleasant.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

I would say Spanish Banks. It’s a great bike ride out there and the sunsets are truly spectacular.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

Really digging The Pearl these days. Great sightlines and the PA is fantastic.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Can’t go wrong with Exile. Lots of vintage gear and the home of Union Pedals.

 

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