Stand Up & Say No
What: Indie rock
Where: Hull, QC
For Andre Nault, walking away from music was what ultimately uncovered its appeal and rewards. In 2011, frustrated by a reported lack of interest in his work, Nault sold off his instruments save for a single guitar, which he used to start writing jingles. Before long, Nault had placed those jingles in a series of popular car commercials and, inspired by his good fortune, formed the indie-rock group Stand Up and Say No shortly after.
Drawing inspiration from New York City post-punk acts like The Strokes and Interpol, the group has four releases to its name thus far – 2013’s self-titled effort, 2014’s Assuming Loyal EP, and a pair from 2016: The Fawn EP and Machines and Museums.
Stand Up and Say No’s energetic, infectious brand of rock is undeniably potent. Bigger things could be in store for the band.