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    Sunday
    Aug162015

    THE FRATELLIS


    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.


    Sunday
    Aug022015

    SINE OF THE LION


    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.

    Wednesday
    Jul082015

    THE ROYAL FOUNDRY

    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?

    Monday
    Jul062015

    JUNIA


    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.

    Sunday
    Jun142015

    CURSES

    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.

    Tuesday
    May192015

    MYLA X DAFUSIA


    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.
    Sunday
    Apr122015

    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."

    Friday
    Apr102015

    FIGHTER video

    Sunday
    Apr052015

    Cities Under Fire


    Cities Under Fire formed in 2009 as a collaboration between brothers Andrew and Jardeth Hemmerling and songwriter David Millar. Bronson Hemmerling was added on bass in 2011. With their debut release of Lukewarm Love, the band began to tour extensively across Canada and the U.S. The album was very well received, with several award nominations including a win for "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2011 GMA Canada Awards in Calgary, Alberta.

    Working with producer Darryl Swart (Tree 63) and Red Tree Studios, they released their sophomore album "Bright Lights" on September 2012. This album received nominations for "Modern Rock/Alternative Album of the Year" at the 2013 GMA Covenant Awards in Toronto, Ontario along with Spiritual Recording of the Year at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.

    June 2014 marked the release of their most successful single to date “Love In Motion” which spent over 5 months as one of the Top 5 most played Canadian songs and 17 weeks on the Canadian Christian Radio Chart (CCRC) peaking at #14. Cities Under Fire is finally back with a brand new summer anthem “Hope” out April 2015, showcasing the band’s most definitive sound to date.
    Monday
    Feb232015

    TIM CHAISSON

    -New album “Lost In Light”, produced by Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses), released February 17, 2015
    -Canadian Country Music Awards “Discovery Program” Finalist 2013
    -Nominated for Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year on SiriusXM US The Coffee House Best of 2013
    -Nominated for Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year (“The Healing”), and Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards
    -Music PEI Awards Winner – Touring Artist of the Year 2014
    -“Beat This Heart” single, featuring Serena Ryder, reached Top 10 on CBC Radio 2
    -Performed at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, and The Stan Rogers Folk Festival 2013
    -East Coast Music Awards Winner – Roots Solo Recording 2013
    -COCA Awards (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities) Winner – Best Music Mainstage Act 2013
    -Music PEI Awards Winner – Male Solo Recording of the Year 2013
    -150+ Canadian tour dates supporting The Other Side
    -“Tim Chaisson’s music has an honest and real quality about it that is hard to come by in ambitious musicians today…” - The Aquarian
    -“This is an artist on his way to high places.” - Penguin Eggs