Illyin Pipes have just released a new single and video “Waking Up” from their debut EP Spaces. The video was shot during their tour in England and is a nostalgic look at a carefree summer with a dark undertone. Continue reading
Bravestation have just released a perfect summer hit single called Up For You. The trio are currently working on their debut full length album but wanted to release this single for summer and have described it as something “to turn up while day drinking on the lake in a boat or lounging/partying by the pool with friends”.
The song sprung from collaborative sessions during last July’s heat wave with producer Michael Sonier and Juno Award winning ‘Engineer of the Year’, Jason Dufour. It was the first time the band worked with an outside production team and it allowed them to hone their craft. Also from these recording sessions came previous single “13th Floor” which appeared on numerous global Spotify playlists and earned a spot in Apple Music’s ‘Hot Tracks’ list.
In describing the process the band says “We were excited to finally work with pros and compiled like 30+ electronic-based demos on our laptops in anticipation of recording with these guys, but in the last week of the writing process we started jamming as a band for the first time when the idea for Up For You came to life. From all the songs they had to pick from, Michael and Jason chose the two that we wrote in the final couple of days as their favs after months of demoing…”
East of Eli releases new single Childsplay from his upcoming release Lost in Transmission. This follows on the success of his debut single Nowhere. East of Eli is the stunning musical project from singer-songwriter Nathan West.
“Childsplay” details the feelings of falling in love for the first time and features his wife actress Chyler Leigh on backing vocals. The electro pop single is a poignant coming of age story with West brilliantly detailing the confusion, excitement and anticipation of first love. West confides “the reason behind the song was to help my son navigate the next five years of his life as he winces ever closer to the ‘coming of age’ years in his life. I felt sharing my experience would give him much needed insight and perspective on what he may expect and also let him know he has someone on his side that can relate to on his own journey”. Continue reading
Caught Radiant Baby’s show at the Longboat Hall for CMW last week and I’ve been hooked ever since! Check out this cool video. He’ll be back playing a show in Toronto in the Smiling Buddha on May 2.
Monarch release new 80’s fused synth pop song Remember Me. They will be releasing their debut album later this year along with a Canadian tour. Make sure to keep an eye out for them!
In describing the single they say “Everyone added their own flavor to this new track, “Remember Me”. Continue reading
Young Galaxy have released their new single Stay for Real. It’s a beautiful fusion of dreamy electronic pop with a powerful statement on how we must stay true to ourselves in these troubled times. This single marks a change for the Montreal band as Continue reading
Wild Rivers have released a new upbeat love song Do Right. This new release follows their debut self titled album released last year to great acclaim. They have a string of US tour dates lined up including SXSW, Nashville and Chicago. Make sure to catch them when they return to Toronto to play at CMW.
Calcedon have released a beautifully artistic video for their single Sparrow off their upcoming album Echo In which will be released on March 25, 2017. Continue reading