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Track: Kestrels – Vanishing Point

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EP: Ummagma – LCD

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You’re probably aware but there’s a bunch of excellent punk bands coming out of Canada. You got PUP, Single Mothers and the Dirty Nil up there, ffs. Clearly there’s more than enough riffs to go around. The latter hail from Hamilton, Ontario – as do Captain Wildchild, so they’re in good company. They put out …

After a decade with Toronto based post-rock noise-stretchers ‘Fresh Snow’, Bradley Davis a.k.a. Affiliate Links recognised the need to re-frame things. Looking back to this time last year he recalls feeling “…compelled to make music filled with words and free from the red tape that can go along with a band”. Taking advantage of the …

Basia Bulat Standing in a Garden

Canadian chanteuse Basia Bulat has revisited and reworked tracks from her previous five albums on latest release, ‘The Garden’. It’s out on Secret City Records on 25th February, initially only digitally but it will be followed up by a physical release on 25th March. The 16 songs on ‘The Garden’ were produced by Bulat and …

The four female members of the band NOBRO looking at the camera

This is EXACTLY what is need to blast away any January blues. Canada’s NOBRO have released new single ‘Bye Bye Baby‘ which is taken from their forthcoming EP Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar scheduled for release on 23 February 2022 via Big Scary Monsters. Goodness this is glorious garage rock with a twist of punk. Full throttle …

As the northern hemisphere moves into autumn, the onset of falling leaves and shorter evenings may have you pining for sunnier times; here’s a band that can help with that. Full of whimsy and intrigue, the Kamloops, BC-based quartet Mother Sun serve up an ideal tonic for seasonal blues on their brand new double single …

Four-piece punk rock band from Toronto, ‘Bad Waitress’ have shared the video for their new single ‘Too Many Bad Habits’ via Royal Mountain Records.  Speaking about the track, the band said “Bad Habits. We all have them and the guilt surrounding them eats us up. This song is a cathartic expression of the frustration that emerges from constantly …

Madisyn Whajne (pronounced Wayne) is a member of the Whitefish River First Nation (Manitoulin District of Ontario) and her debut album ‘Save Our Hearts’ is a scintillating slice of pop sunshine – jangling summery indie pop that fizzes and sparkles with a joie de vivre that belies her difficult childhood. Taken from her parents as …

FROM their eponymous Krautrock debut album in 2012, right through to the futuristic punk of 2018’s Beyond XXXL, Canadian duo Freak Heat Waves have consistently churned out unpredictable, bold and wildly different albums.  Originally formed more than a decade ago with bassist James Twiddy as the third member before merging into the current incarnation consisting …

THE IRONY of the current situation isn’t lost on me. I’m sat here in the 35-degree heat, profusely sweating in the same way that Prince Andrew doesn’t, all while writing about the latest album from Freak Heat Waves. I mean, Freak Heat Waves!? The universe clearly has a cruel sense of humour.   And so it’s with a head full of these fears about rising temperatures, the inevitable demise of the earth and other …

MORPHIC resonance is one of those curious little theories out on the borders of the scientifically credible that nevertheless contain intriguing possibilities.  Simply put, it states that once something enters the realms of the possible and probable, it’s infinitely more likely for that idea to begin occurring elsewhere; an illustration is that when comes time …