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ROY is how Toronto psych scenester Patrick Lefler likes to get dressed for a night on the town, all paisley finery, hookahs and a knack with a lazily excellent dream of Pepperland. He plies his excellent trade for Idée Fixe, a label which noted its first encounter with ROY’s aesthetic while ploughing through the demo …

Gliding over a bubbling, sparkling instrumentation, Joseph of Mercury has a gorgeous vocal style that recalls bands like The Smiths or Gene – a veritable crooner with indelible style. His new single ‘Pretty Blonde Boy’ was born out of grief for the loss of two friends: Two of my oldest, closest & dearest friends, both …

BROTHERS and sisters: the time hath come to make a little more room in your psychedelic pop heart for a Canadian songsmith sure to seduce your Carnaby Street-lovin’ synapses; please, if you would, put your hands together for ROY. ROY is how Toronto psych scenester Patrick Lefler likes to get dressed for a night on …

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH are a young five-piece outta Toronto with a really simple mission: they love making music about growing up. Clear, concise and ready in your ‘hood with melody and storytelling. Singer-guitarist Tristan Surman – who’s joined in the Neigbourhood Watch, keeping an eye on your endz, by pianist Tyler Moretti, bassist Thom Elgie, lead …

NAIVETY. It’s one of those words whose power has been denuded by an overuse of a certain conjugation of it. Much like ‘awesome’, the non sequitur of teens across the English-speaking world, naivety has come to mean fey, unwise, easily led. Sing Leaf, the recording pen-name of Toronto’s David Como, is naive in all the …

WHEN historians of future days come to write up the glowering all-round evils of 2020, they will, hopefully, take note of one glimmering shaft of light through the fog-plague; how great the sphere of quirky Canadian music has been this year. There’s been another sonically luxuriant missive from Montreal’s Braids in the shape of Shadow …

DAVID COMO, the Canadian musician who hides his considerable musical light under the Sing Leaf bushel for us, the recipients of his off-kilter, psychedelic synth-folk joy, has today dropped a final taster song for his new album, Not Earth, which will be released on Friday week. He’s been dropping soothing, spacey little gifts from Not …

Taken from his critically acclaimed Warp Records album from earlier in the year, Yves Tumor has released a new lyric video for Strawberry Privilege. Directly by Jordan Hemingway and Collin Fletcher, it stars Yves Tumor and Julia Cumming and has been released alongside some exclusive merchandise inspired by the video. The track is this bubbling, …

“THIS is the best song I’ve written, I think; real simple and clean,” says Sing Leaf’s David Como of the single he’s just released, “Easy On You”.  “I wrote it while still living in the city [Toronto], an apartment in the trees near High Park.  “People below us would howl and rage at each other …

THE NAME may have originated in a casual joke all those years ago, but Meghan Remy’s U.S. Girls project fashions a very true and lovely music, bringing those classic vocal tones she has to intelligent pop music – and by pop, we of course mean pop as in Carole King, as in St Vincent. Pop …