Nine Questions With Winnipeg’s Comeback Kid

When you hear hardcore music, such as that which Comeback Kid makes, it can be easy to assume that the members of the band are anti-sentimentalists dressed in black, but don’t let impressions fool you. After meeting with Andrew Neufeld, lead singer of Comeback Kid, I quickly realized that the band is made up of five sensitive guys. Having arrived early for my interview with Andrew, I was lucky enough to hear the band during their soundcheck and as soon as I heard him scream out loud, I understood why critics have been giving such good reviews to the band’s new album, “Symptoms and Cures.”  Touring has become part of the members’ lifestyles – in fact, the band is fully booked until next spring – and they have brought three other bands with them on this tour. Here’s a summary of my time with Andrew, during which he explained that making hardcore music is the way in which he can best express himself …

Q: This is your fourth album and many reviewers have qualified it as the best so far, especially for the lyrics – How does that make you feel and was it hard to write the lyrics for this record?

A: We are stoked that people think it is the best. As for the lyrics, writing them is the hardest part for me. Continue reading