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A VANCOUVER duo who met by chance at a jobbing jingle recording session some decade and a half ago, the curiously named The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer soon discovered a mutual wish to explore the folk and the blues; a business they’ve been about over five albums in the time since. They’ve taken the …

VANCOUVER’S self-styled fairy-folk singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen released an album, Tell Me What to Do, last May, which he hopes connects people organically, drawing upon their shared experiences lyrically and conceptually; and, he hope, making them feel less alone in a crazily paced, hyper-connected world. It explores what’s it’s like to be in a world where …

COMIN straight atcha from Vancouver, in the Pacific Northwest, Sound of Kalima are buzzing up their hometown; and with their new single they’re hoping to take things a lot, lot further. They’ve just dropped a new single, “Destroy U”, full of guitar crunch, looming breaks, sassy lyrics . And we’re delighted to be premiering it …

CRACK CLOUD come rushing forth once more from waay left of centre with new single “Tunnel Vision”, a barrelling, angular, skeletal chant to call you to arms. The Vancouver collective’s latest tune trails their debut album proper, Pain Olympics, which comes out next Friday, July 17th.   “Tunnel Vision” is everything that’s great about these Canadians. …

Portland, Oregon rapper HANiF. The Barber and Tope share a new single from their new EP, No Clout. The song, “LLC,” was co-produced by HANiF. and Anthony Danza. In the video, the two emcess philosophize about life in front of, and inside of, the barber shop owned by HANiF., in downtown Vancouver, Washington. HANiF., who …

Vancouver quartet Jo Passed have this week announced that they will be releaseing their debut LP Their Prime on Sub Pop Records on 25th May and to flare interest they have put forward track ‘MDM’. Jo has been part of the DIY music scene since his late teens. Initially it was just him and his …

Vancouver based four-headed, eight-legged The Orange Kyte have been attracting increased attention, partially due to the release of their LP Grow It Right recently on Portland label Little Cloud Records. They create a full-on immersive psychoramic sound that fizzes, fuzzes and fragments within shimmering pools of vividly colourful mind-expanding kaleidoscopia. Intrigued by this, BSM had …

Vancouver thrashers Terrifier have just signed to Test your metal records, and have streamed new single Reanimator, taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Weapons of thrash destruction’. Veterans of tours with the likes of Havok, Destruction, Exmortus, Anvil, 3 Inches of blood and Holy Grail, to name but a few, Terrifier have been building strong …

Vancouver duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are fresh from a handful of European dates, in support of their recent record Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To. Although the name suggests something of the extremes (I had dutch happy hardcore, or Swedish death metal in mind) they actually make this rather intoxicating mix …

The Nearness is taken from the new album, ‘Centres’ from Vancouver-based vocalist / composer Ian William Craig, his first for FatCat’s pioneering 130701 imprint, which has in the past released music from the likes of Max Richter, Hauschka, Dustin O’Halloran, Jóhann Jóhannsson and others, although it is in fact his ninth album. Most of those …