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EP: Montreal’s Busty and the Bass release the groove of ‘The ET Suite’

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Track: Corridor: Grand Cheval plus tour news

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Album Review: The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum

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Patrick Watson is an extraordinary musician – seven albums in and the Canadian singer-songwriter’s delicate melodic tapestries never wear thin. Following 2019’s ‘Wave’, an album of shimmering majestic orchestral pop balladry, comes the announcement of the follow up on Secret City Records ‘Better In The Shade’, available to the digital universe now and in tangible …

You might have missed saxophonist Jason Sharp’s elemental and elevating album ‘The Turning Centre Of The Still World’ released as it was at the backend of the pandemic in August last year. His third release for Montreal’s mighty Constellation label marked an emboldened exploration of his craft, melding his sax playing with electronics using his …

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 …

With their new album The Witness out Sept 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings, Montreal trio SUUNS – Ben Shemie, Joe Yarmush, and Liam O’Neill – are sharing their new single Clarity, which follows on from previous tracks C-Thru and Witness Protection. The band also are set to play UK shows in London, Glasgow and Manchester …

“I’M PROUD of the fact that, as we live and grow, we’re able to continue to make music that evolves andchanges and seems to be meaningful,” Conner Molander observes as his band, Half Moon Run, enter their twelfth year of existence. “It’s not like we found a trick and had a successful album because of …

MONTREALAIS singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, the talent behind Cinematic Orchestra’s astonishing ballad “To Build A Home” and whose Adventures In Your Own Backyard is baroque pop album of the century so far, let there be no debate, has today returned with a three-part musical movement typified by his gentle, clever beauty, A Mermaid In Lisbon. You …

PREVIOUSLY going under the name Trafic des airs, TDA is the newly compressed to initials only, dark industrial mask of Samuel Gougoux, elsewhere a member of Montreal’s no-wave dance-punk band VICTIME. Samuel released a cassette-only EP, titled for the name he’s now adopted, back in August 2019; the drums are so much to the fore …

IF LOCKDOWN releases and remote recordings are anything to go by, especially when you’re a jazz ensemble, then you best take example from The ET Suite– a reimagined expansion of Montreal jazz-funk collective Busty and the Bass’s album track, “ET”. They’re already receiving high praise for their second album, Eddie, from Mojo Magazine, Echoes, Complex …

Canadian psych-gazer, Paul Kasner AKA Venus Furs has recently released a new video for ‘New Inspiration’. Directed by Justis Krar of IMMV Productions, who has previously worked with Zoon and Mundy’s Bay, Krar says: I wanted to present the visuals as a relation to both the lyrical tone and musical tone of the song. Heavily affected …

MONTREAL’S crisp, sprawling (there’s eight of ’em) soul-jazz outfit Busty and the Bass have just released the video for the title track from their August album, “Eddie”. We reviewed the album back in the summer and applauded its sophisticated jazz-funk stylez, with both Macy Gray and George Clinton climbing aboard for guest slots; and one …