Skye Wallace has released a refreshingly energetic video for her new single Scarlet Fever. Directed by Nathanael Vass it is a rock song telling a love story set in the Yukon. This is her first song since the release of her album last year Something Wicked.
Oh Geronimo have released a video for their single No More Stones from their upcoming album The Sled. In describing the song, the Burlington band say that it is “about interpersonal strain. A relationship, whether it’s romantic or platonic, is an ongoing compromise that can get pretty messy when you toss both parties’ aspirations, promises and expectations into the mix. Continue reading
Iskwé has released a new single Soldier from her upcoming album The Fight Within, out October 13. Describing the song she says “It’s impossible to know what shape our planet will be in several generations down the road. What I do know is that we need to do better. Soldier is for all the protectors of our land, our water and our future generations.
While my music is undoubtedly a source of deep, personal strength for me, it is also a form of protest––protest against the continued hardships of the North American Indigenous community, protest against flippant legislature failing to protect our lands and waterways, and protest against fallout women face when speaking out on issues within the music industry. Continue reading
Freedom Baby just released a beautiful new single Video Daydream. Describing the song they say “It was after a while of experimenting with electronic sounds and orchestral elements we came up with “Video Daydream”. We arranged the song with a Snakes & Ladder game board as our blueprint. Each melody and instrument snakes and climbs from one place to another and each time you play something new is going to reveal itself.” Continue reading
The Crowleys release new single L.A Sunset from their upcoming EP. In describing the song they say “We are releasing this as our first single because we believe it encapsulated all of our influences and styles. The intro is a fresher sound for us – Continue reading
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.