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Spotinews recomendation
23.05.17

Hi. The quirky new album by Daniel Romano was recently added to Spotify. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Daniel Romano – Modern PressureFiled under: 2017, Folk, Pop

Clash review
09.11.16

A golden-hued return from the Canadian songwriter...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite wonderful second offering...

The Quietus review
23.09.15

Like many great albums, Big Brave's Au De La resists categorisation much more than it fits into one genre. The Montreal trio combines elements of Björk, Neurosis, The White...

Punk News review
17.09.15

On their debut, Ought earned a hell of a lot of Talking Heads comparisons. Ever the silver-haired figurehead, David Byrne's musical specter looms large over the status of good...

The Quietus review
18.09.15

After self-releasing their first EP in 2012, Ought subsequently gained a lot of attention and, not long after, a contract with the legendary Constellation Records. In the early...

Punk News review
15.06.15

The Secret Fire is my first foray into the power-metal of Black Tower. People have called them punk-metal at times, but I've found this classification a bit off as the punk aspect...

Punk News review
02.03.15

Rally, the sophomore follow up to Junior Battles' first full-length Idle Ages is an 11 track story of the band's personal experiences and the lessons they have and are learning...

The Quietus review
16.01.15

Viet Cong count two members of Calgary-based ex-band Women among their number. Band in "emerging from other band's ashes" shocker, etc. Of course, this is not a piece of...

Punk News review
07.02.15

There have been quite a few good to great, heavily hyped post-punk albums the past few years (Iceage, Merchandise, Parquet Courts) but few as genuinely experimental and stormy as...

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

Clash review
27.11.14

A sad set, but one that envelops you in a warm hug…

Clash review
23.10.14

An EP of substantial depth and raw passions…

Insound review
19.08.14

Brushfire Records is set to release the third full-length album from Afie Jurvanen, who performs as Bahamas. The new release, Bahamas Is Afie , is the first self-produced album...

NME review
07.07.14

The Canadian psych-punks' outstanding lost demo tape uncovered

Clash review
29.04.14

Amongst the most bracing sounds anyone can encounter in 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
19.04.14

Hi. The strong new album by blues singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Ray Bonneville – Easy GoneFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer-songwriter

The Quietus review
10.04.14

Driving through Ottawa, the Canadian capital from which six-piece collective The Souljazz Orchestra hail, you may be struck by, well, nothing. It's a famously boring city. Replete...

Resident Advisor review
06.11.13

It would be easy to lump in My Favorite Robot with Art Department and their label, No.19 Music: both are based in Canada, both started in 2008, both have, on occasion, released...

Spotinews recomendation
26.10.13

Hello again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by Ryan Hemsworth. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy! (US version here.) Ryan Hemsworth – Guilt Trips Filed under: 2013...

Resident Advisor review
12.11.13

There's something endearingly modest about Ryan Hemsworth—you feel like you know him just from reading his interviews and his Twitter account. This unassuming quality seeps into...

NME review
09.09.13

The most obviously accessible thing Hyperdub have released for a while

Clash review
26.09.13

Glass-blown electro that you'll be lusting for...

Spotinews recomendation
20.09.13

Hi. This fine album by Jessy Lanza was added to Spotify a while back. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy! Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back Filed under: 2013, Electronic, Soul

XLR8R review
16.09.13

Hyperdub has developed a real knack lately for pushing its own boundaries. The latest step away from the label's dubstep roots is the debut album from Hamilton, Ontario native...

Insound review
23.07.13

The roots of Small Reveal began in early 2012, in a similar rustic surrounding to that of their critically acclaimed debut album Versicolour : A cabin without running water in...

Spotinews recomendation
30.04.13

Hi. The new album by Valleys is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic/dream pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Valleys – Are You Going To Stand There And Talk Weird All Night...

Insound review
19.03.13

After just one EP and various touring with acts such as Digitalism, Modeselektor, Dragonette, etc. Data Romance are primed to take off with their new album Other . Part NIN, part...

Punk News review
24.04.12

I remember precisely when I started listening to Fear Of Lipstick. It was a thread at a punk forum where there's a thread about punk rock and the usual "punx" crew making fun of...

Insound review
13.03.12

The Toronto-based duo recorded its 2008 self-titled debut at a homemade studio inside their shared in Groningen, Netherlands, earning international attention from the likes of...

Insound review
07.02.12

Barchords is the follow up to Bahamas' acclaimed Canadian debut Pink Strat. Much like its predecessor, the 12 songs on Barchords defy simple categorization. Juvanen's vocal...

BBC review
02.05.12

One of the most refreshingly direct and enjoyable albums of the year so far.

Spotinews recomendation
15.11.11

Hi again. The latest album by blues singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville was added to Spotify a couple of months ago. Enjoy! Ray Bonneville – Bad Man’s Blood Filed under: 2011, 2011...

Spotinews recomendation
03.10.11

Hello again. The new album by Siskiyou is another fresh addition today. Genre: folk. Enjoy! (See you tonight!) Siskiyou – Keep Away The Dead Filed under: 2011, Folk