Thursday September 10, 2015

'The Plateaus' webseries pokes fun at precious indie bands

What's a rising indie band to do when its lead singer suddenly croaks?

That's the premise of the new Canadian comedy series, The Plateaus, starring Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy, Kyle Gatehouse and Matthew Raudsepp. 

Murphy and co-star Elisha Cuthbert (who plays Murphy's nemesis in a rival band) join Shad to chat about the unapologetically Canadian comedy, its parade of familiar faces (Fred Penner, Sam Roberts, Jay Baruchel), and why the Canadian music scene is so ripe for satire. 

The Plateaus launches today, September 10th.

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for The Plateaus. (Warning: it features a less family friendly Fred Penner and quite a few F-bombs.) 

 

Plus, here's the fake music video for YNG LUV.

The Plataeus

What happens when the only talented member of a band dies, leaving his piggy-backing bandmates to their own devices? (CBC Music)