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    D.O.A. is back with a vengeance! It looked like Canada's legendary punk pioneers were going to hang it up, as Joe Shithead Keithley, the godfather of "hardcore" sought political office, but that didn't happen this time so the political world's loss is the music world's gain. D.O.A. has a brand new album, Hard Rain Falling, out now on Sudden Death Records, and a tour in the works.

    To come up with Hard Rain Falling, Joe, Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Maggot (bass) took inspiration from D.O.A.'s early classics: Something Better Change, Hardcore 81 and War on 45 and made the songs quick, short and right to the point. With anthems like "The Cops Shot a Kid," "Punk Rock Hero," "Warmonger," "Kicked In The Teeth" and "Racism Sucks," they take on environmental destruction, racism, street gangs and warmongers. There's even a cover of the reggae classic "Johnny Too Bad." Just what's needed from what some people call Canada's protest band. "The way I look at it, if D.O.A. is going to be relevant in these tough times, we have to stick to our roots and really stir things up," says Keithley, "we're still doing our best to change this god damn old world for the better."

    The first video from D.O.A.'s new album is Pipeline Fever, a funny and sarcastic look at the impending environmental disaster that will happen if oil companies manage to get their way and litter Canada and the USA with pipelines to move Canada's "dirty oil": Bitumen. The oil industry is eager to maximize profits by proposing not one pipeline for Bitumen from Alberta, but four in total: Northern Gateway, the Kinder Morgan expansion, Keystone XL and Energy East. "Canada is in the middle of an election and a big issue is oil pipelines, I, like most Canadians say transporting bitumen is a disaster waiting to happen, let's work on alternative clean energy," Keithley said. "Apparently PM Stephen Harper has learned nothing from BP's Deepwater Horizon 2010 Gulf of Mexico massive oil disaster, he cares nothing for our irreplaceable environment and future generations."



    Montreal singer-songwriter NJ Taylor is set to release her self-titled debut EP on October 9th. Co-written, produced, and mastered by heavyweight makers who have worked with artists including Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj, the album is a collective mix of Pop, R&B, and Urban. The single is currently nominated in the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media in the Pop category.

    The first single off her EP is “So You” and has already been regarded by major radio stations as a future hit, further solidifying NJ as an artist to watch. She has also established international presence and have charted alongside artists such as Madonna, Beyoncé, and Selena Gomez.

    Collaborating with San Francisco based songwriter Adien Lewis, “So You” is a reflection of today’s typical relationships and the struggles young couples face. The song is arranged by Shahe Sinanoglu of Planet Studios in Montreal, co-produced/recorded/mixed by Ghislain “Gee” Brind’ Amour of The Gee Spot in Montreal, and mastered by Gene Grimaldi of Oasis Mastering in Los Angeles (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez).

    NJ’s strengths as a songwriter have also gained attention within the industry with her single “Pop Army” being a semi-finalist in UK’s 2015 Songwriting Contest. The song is an upbeat, pop-dance track that pays tribute to pop music and its greatest influential figures like ABBA and Michael Jackson.


    Margaret-Rose is a new contemporary Christian pop singer/songwriter from Winnipeg. Born and raised in a Christian home, music and singing have always been a part of her life. From duets with her Mom as a child at age 9 to singing in choirs, ensembles, musicals, Jazz festivals, on TV, at CBC Fundraisers and everything in between, she loves to sing!

    Produced by Jared Salte of Salt Shaker Studios, "Be Bold" is her debut single - an upbeat tune with a message of hope and encouragement. The song's inspiration comes from Ephesians 3:12, "In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of Him." Because of our faith in Christ, we can come to God our Father with confidence. This confidence gives us the courage to face life's adversities no matter what the challenge.



    The Fratellis have announced details of their new single ‘Baby Don’t You Lie To Me!’ taken from their new album ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied’, out 21st August on Cooking Vinyl/Pheromone Recordings (CAN).

    The new single, out 17th August, is a foot-stamping anthem. Its fully charged nature is reminiscent of the energetic soul that paraded through their 2006 debut album smash ‘Costello Music’. But there’s a glorious new level to it, the sound of freedom, a force that runs throughout the album. After three albums (two top 5’s), a Brit Award, four sold-out nights at Brixton Academy and countless sell-out shows, exuding Zen-like calm, Jon Fratelli has embraced this newly found freedom, and boy does it show.

    Following the release of 2013’s ‘We Need Medicine’, the Glaswegian trio, completed by Barry Fratelli (bass) and Mince Fratelli (drums), spent a year touring the world. At the tail end of 2014, they decamped to LA to work on album number four with Tony Hoffer (M83, Depeche Mode and Belle & Sebastian), who also produced their first album. With Hoffer at the helm, the band could revel in playing for the fun of it again, a feeling that radiates through ‘Baby Don’t You Lie To Me!’

    The band have a busy few months ahead of them with shows in the U.S, Canada and Europe, sell out intimate, special album release shows and a number of UK festivals, finishing up with a UK November tour.



    Sine of the Lion are the result of long running heavy hitters Abandon All Ships break up in 2014. Mostly comprised of ex-members (Angelo Aita, Sebastian Cassisi-Nunez Jose Martins & Melvin Murray) they bring elements of their underground heavy roots along with a throw back twist of 90’s nu metal to the modern music scene. Angelo Aita (Vocals) is credited for composing & co-producing both of the band's EP's (Caught in Between & Havana) along with long time friend/ producer Anthony Calabretta (Abandon All Ships/Protest the Hero) credited for mixing, mastering & co-production. Sine of the Lion are releasing music & building a foundation for their break out onto the North American touring circuit.



    It’s amazing to think that The Royal Foundry has only been together for 1 year and experienced such a meteoric rise in the music industry. But beyond all of their success is an outstanding story to be shared. Bethany and Jared first met each other on November 13th, 2009. It was a cool winter day and Jared and his band the Junkyard Poets had come to play a show in her City. As she walked up the steps of the concert hall Jared was awe struck and between gasping for air he managed to utter a singular syllable to his band mates “Dibs.”

    Fast forward a few years to days after they got married. Contrary to popular belief, Jared and Beth never had dreams of embarking on a whirlwind year that would land them:

    - “Running Away” featured on TSN for the CFL
    - SONiC 102.9 (Edmonton) - Band of the Month with debut single in 2015...additional play from X 92.9 (Calgary), LiVE 88.5 (Ottawa), Radio 96.5 (Halifax), CBC Radio 2, SiriusXM (Iceberg & Verge)
    - Top 12 Alberta Peak Performance Project (95.3 The Peak, Calgary)
    - 5 nominations (GMA/IMEA)
    - 2 songwriting awards (John Lennon Songwriting competition, ISC/Unsigned Only)
    - ReverbNation Featured Artist (April 2014)
    - Radio and Online interviews in Canada, USA, and UK.
    - “Waiting” featured on Good Morning America, Huffington Post & Buzzfeed with over 6 million views
    - Showcased @ Canadian Music Week, NXNE, The Americana Music Conference along with playing across Canada, Israel, Belize, and USA.

    All of this happened in their first year of marriage...and they say the first year of marriage is the hardest?



    Junia is an indie alt-rock music collective, with heavy Motown, soul, art rock, and pop influences, based in Toronto, ON. Junia is what happens when a group of friends who don’t take themselves very seriously, find each other and can’t stop making music. The core of the band, consisting of Amy Towers on lead vocals, Joel Wilson on drums, and David Siekanowicz on guitar, has been writing songs together since 2011, and performing live with musical contributions from friends across countless venues in Ontario, including The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Sneaky Dee’s, The Hard Luck Bar, The Rivoli, and opening for Juno nominated artists Kiera Isabella and Autumn Hill at Mississauga’s Celebration Square. They have also enjoyed success on YouTube, with 120,000+ views on their channel that features original music as well as acoustic covers.



    Led by the vocals of Martin Broda, best known as singer/bassist of the infamous electro-metalcore all-stars Abandon All Ships, and backed up by Michael Farina, Daniel Ennis, and Michael Ferreira, Curses blend sombre emotive tones with expert rock and pop sensibilities. Curses bring a sound that manages to simultaneously feel familiar while still new and exciting. Hot off the release of their debut single, the quartet have their debut EP currently in the works for a release later in 2015.



    MYLA X DAFUSIA stormed into the electronic music scene with initial attention from their single, “Take Your Mind,” presented alongside Skrillex’s “Slat’s Slat’s Slats” on YouTube, which became a blog hit in 2009. They released their self Debut EP, "Yuga One,” in 2010, but it was their vocal remix of Adventure Club's #1 iTunes Electronic hit -"Do I See Colour,"which landed them unanimous critical acclaim and soared to #13 on the Soundcloud charts. In 2010, MYLA X DAFUSIA released 2 songs with Play Records, owned by Mellefresh, known for her early collaborations with Deadmau5, titled: Best of Dubstep vol. 1 (on Beatport). Since then, in 2013, Dafusia (Srihari Sridhar) self released a solo EP titled “Cadence” which charted in the Top 40 on Hype Machine, as well as a new Remix of Little Dragons new single, “Klapp Klapp.” MYLA (Mandy Ebel) has continued to tour and actively perform her solo acoustic-fusion project in 2013 & 2014, during which has been actively working on MYLA X DAFUSIA’s new upcoming EP, “Werk It Out”, with their full-length Album to follow. This April the duo also just released a collab track with Sara Simms, as part of her “Future Prophecy” graphic novel/concept album titled, “All Of Me.” available on iTunes & Beatport.

    Myla x Dafusia have performed at festivals such as WEMF (World Electronic Music Festival - ON) and Connect Music Festival (SK), as well as venues and events such as Toronto’s Bassmentality at Wrongbar, UK Underground-Virgin Mobile MOD Club, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week Canada (Semifinals), SubChakra, Futura events. They’ve performed alongside Foreign Beggars, Big Gigantic, Mat the Alien, Kraddy, Hydee, Marcus Visionary, Dj MRK (Singer of Platinum Blonde), DJ Tigerblood, HugsNotDrugs, Going Quantum, Erica Dee and performed with the likes of Kalan Porter, (Canadian Idol 2004), World class Indian Percussionist Sivamani, alongside AKON & Pop/Electronic sensation, Kiesza.

    Upon MYLA X DAFUSIA’s releases this 2015, their music is sure to offer a invigorating experience for their audience with their abundant energy and abstract, tasteful fusion in todays modern music.

    Comeback Kid covers Nirvana

    - Originally formed in 2000 by members of Winnipeg, Canada's underground music scene, COMEBACK KID has amassed a catalog of five full-length international releases along with a live CD/DVD.

    - COMEBACK KID has extensively toured North America, Europe, Asia, and South America and sharing stages with acts like MADBALL, SICK OF IT ALL, FOUR YEAR STRONG, A WILHELM SCREAM, PARKWAY DRIVE, BLEEDING THROUGH, and others.

    - COMEBACK KID played sold out shows all over the world, performing on the Boys of Summer tour, Spring Break festival, Grozerock Fest, Pirate Satellite Festival, S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, Amnesia Rockfest, Deichbrand Festival, Dour Festival, Resurrection Fest, Xtreme Fest, and Hevy Festival, and hundreds of shows in between.

    - Alternative Press comments, "...where so many others fail: in conveying emotion, engaging the listener and creating an experience."