A Chat with Trigger Mafia (08.12.21)

Inspired by acts like Rush, Triumph and Coney Hatch, Canada-based foursome Trigger Mafia bring old-school rock to modern-day scenes with a unique twist. We speak to Shawn Meehan about the band’s debut album The Brotherhood, the Covid-19 pandemic and future plans!

OSR: How did Trigger Mafia come about?

Meehan: We started soon after the Covid-19 Pandemic began. Playing together was only meant to be what we call “Rock and Roll Therapy” and it ended up turning into so much more!

OSR: What can you tell us about your debut album The Brotherhood?

Meehan: The Brotherhood is a diverse collection of songs exploring our “Rock and Roll Therapy” sessions and a few self-indulgent instrumentals. We also say that the album brings an answer to a lost world, is a light for leadership and a guide to life.

OSR: Do you have a favourite track?

Meehan: Yes, the title track, ‘The Brotherhood Song’. It was a song truly written from the heart that paid tribute to our best friends.

OSR: What about a least favourite track?

Meehan: We don’t really have a least favourite. We wouldn’t put anything on the record that we didn’t enjoy or believe in.

OSR: Did you face any challenges when recording and producing the album?

Meehan: Not really. This project started with low expectations but seemed to take on a life of its own. Very smooth experience, really.



OSR: What do you hope people take from The Brotherhood?

Meehan: An exhilarating rock and roll journey!

OSR: If you could perform with any living artist, who would it be and why?

Meehan: Deep Purple! The entire band are all huge fans and we would love to watch them in action every night!

OSR: Do you believe the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the music industry? If yes, how?

Meehan: It certainly has affected us. This band and album would certainly not have happened without Covid. As far as affecting the industry as a whole, it might be too early to tell.

OSR: Which do you find more difficult: lyrics or melody?

Meehan: It depends on who you ask in the band, but I find lyrics much more difficult than melodies. I’m always hearing melodies in my head *laughs*

OSR: What can we expect from Trigger Mafia in the future?

Meehan: Non-stop content! We’re releasing new music videos every 4 to 6 weeks to promote our current album. We also might have a new EP or album to release by next summer!


Many thanks to Shawn Meehan for speaking with us. For more from Trigger Mafia check out their official website, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Spotify.

One thought on “A Chat with Trigger Mafia (08.12.21)

  • December 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm
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    Great band! Solid album! Give it a listen. Well worth it!😎🤘

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