For someone whose songs have been described as a soundtrack for an imaginary 1970s noir film, Timber Timbre’s frontman Taylor Kirk has some issues with actually writing a movie score.
“We’ve sort of had varying degrees of success… and failure,” laughed the laid-back Ontario native from his Montreal home last week. “It’s really difficult, and I had no idea it would be such an arduous process to try and figure out. There’s actually no mutual vocabulary between a movie director and musicians.”
That hasn’t stopped the Canadian indie rock favorites from having their songs – described by Billboard as “Nick Cave soundtracking a romantic date night” – featured on episodes of hit TV shows like Breaking Bad and The Good Wife, and it hasn’t prevented the band from consistently appearing among the nominees for the Polaris Music Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys.