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Under The Radar review
25.08.15

Listeners never know what a new Destroyer album will sound like. Much of that is by design, of course-mastermind Dan Bejar is known to try to totally revamp the act's sound with...

Clash review
27.08.15

A vast, multi-layered return...

Punk News review
22.07.15

This is stating the obvious, but Vancouver is a decent distance away from London, England. Obvious point number 2: 1978 is a far cry from 2015. Yet, Bishops Green do their best to...

Clash review
02.07.15

A catchy and danceable summer record...

Punk News review
11.06.15

"Birds eat worms/Pigs eat turd/If I say a discouraging word/Slash my face with a rusty rake". This bit of prose was the beginning of "Rusty Rake," the opening track on The One...

Under The Radar review
14.05.15

Just who is Patrick Watson? For the best part of the last decade the Canadian singer/songwriter has produced a stream of brittle, gorgeous records that fly high over many of his...

Punk News review
11.05.15

The Mudmen, from Ontario, Canada, formed in 1998 and have released seven albums since. Defending the Kingdom, released in 2003, was the final album featuring the band’s original...

Punk News review
07.05.15

As of II, Metz have been added to my "anger" playlist. This includes Refused, Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, Ceremony and At The Drive-In. You can sense the pattern, right? It's all...

Under The Radar review
24.04.15

Braids have always felt like the right band at the wrong time. Their first two records-Flourish // Perish and Native Speaker-are remarkable melanges of twitching experimental pop...

The Quietus review
14.04.15

Suuns' last release, Images Du Futur, was, for me at least, a classic example of an album that slowly invades the brain's pleasure centres rather than immediately overwhelming the...

Punk News review
26.02.15

Ben Cook is truly a one man rock n’ roll machine. Involved with such bands as Fucked Up, No Warning and his most recent projects, the decidedly mellower Yacht Club and Young Guv...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Canadian (Kingston based) alternative-rock band Headstones have undeniable punk influences, especially evident within their live shows (Hugh Dillon, it would appear, is, in many...

Under The Radar review
21.01.15

In press notes, Alex Calder is often described as a "Mac DeMarco collaborator." It's a dubious way to introduce the singer/songwriter, who did time with DeMarco in the formative...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Die Mannequin out of Toronto have only been around since 2005, but everything they have released up to now has had a definitive sound. Perhaps not the greatest of female-fronted...

Punk News review
09.01.15

I arrived late to the SNFU crowd, missing their glory years by about a decade. I first heard about them from Todd of Propagandhi during a conversation at Louis’ Pub in Saskatoon...

Spotinews recomendation
30.11.14

Hello there. The final update of this month is another album from last month. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy The Barr Brothers! (US version here.) The Barr Brothers – Sleeping...

Clash review
26.11.14

A Gaga-beater that sets the Canadian up with a bright future…

Punk News review
20.11.14

The Doughboys were a pop-punk band from Montreal that existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Playing an almost (but not quite) radio-friendly style of punk, it could be argued...

Under The Radar review
05.11.14

Pop music, almost by definition, is watered down. Music for the masses means accessibility is king, marked by obvious on-ramps, broad-based topics, and a sunny-side-up disposition...

The Pier review
06.10.14

The first song on the album, “Black Out,” catches the listener’s attention by having a mix of the classic reggae offbeat guitar riff during the verse followed by a well crafted...

Under The Radar review
29.09.14

The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most. More

Alt Press review
27.09.14

Punk News review
08.04.15

Sunshine State's new album Pour features Warren Oakes formerly of Against Me! on drums but happily that's not the biggest feature of the band. Pour is a fun, well written...

The Quietus review
25.09.14

Dan Snaith's multi-monikered career, not to mention the Ph.D. in mathematics and a Polaris prize for Caribou's Andorra album along the way, is the type of thing that almost seems...

NME review
03.12.14

The Canadian producer's thrilling fourth album ties together over a decade's worth of sonic kicks

Under The Radar review
15.10.14

What was most surprising about Dan Snaith's 2010 album Swim was that it was brilliant and predictable. Really, the sun-setting grooves and hypnotic rhythms of his finest moment as...

Spotinews recomendation
10.10.14

Hi. The new album by Caribou is pretty darn good. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Caribou – Our LoveFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

XLR8R review
07.10.14

Swim marked a huge shift for Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou). Although the Canadian musician's playfully opaque pop had long been the subject of critical acclaim, the release of his...

NME review
07.10.14

The Canadian producer's thrilling fourth album ties together over a decade's worth of sonic kicks

Clash review
03.10.14

Soulful, and covering new stylistic ground...

Spotinews recomendation
22.09.14

Howdy. For the first time in many months my top choice is available* on a Monday. And yes, the new album by veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is a pretty good one. Enjoy...

Clash review
03.10.14

The great just gets greater…

NME review
26.09.14

The legendary singer might be nearly 80 but he's not done writing carnal and witty records just yet

Spotinews recomendation
21.09.14

Hi. I was busy yesterday, but I will try to add some extra updates today to make up for it. Here is the latest EP by Moonface. Genre: pop/singer-songwriter. Good stuff. Enjoy...

NME review
08.09.14

After a decade away, the noisy Toronto duo are back to give modern technology a glorious kicking

Punk News review
30.07.15

Death From Above 1979 as a band boasts some great qualities -- their wall of sound stems from a two-piece; they broke up and reunited and brought us The Physical World; and...

The Quietus review
01.10.14

Since its release in 2004, fans of Death From Above 1979 have been hoping the duo would get back in the studio to follow-up their acclaimed debut, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine...

Under The Radar review
09.09.14

Death From Above 1979 pick up right where they left off...uh, holy shit, 10 years ago. More

Under The Radar review
22.08.14

It can't be easy for a band like The New Pornographers. Where prog-rock musicians need to create new vistas and compositions to describe them, and comedians need to be funny, when...

Clash review
01.09.14

An almost perfect soundtrack to what’s left of the summer...

NME review
29.08.14

Canadian filth merchants return with an obscenely enjoyable sixth album

Insound review
25.08.14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup the New Pornographers, who NPR called “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie...

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...

Punk News review
06.08.14

Recently signed by "Bird Attack Records" and "Bells on Records", Torches to Triggers is a melodic hardcore band comprised of five of Calgary's best local talent. Justin, Phil and...

Insound review
05.08.14

Arkells will release their third full-length album through Dine Alone Records on August 5, 2014. Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the juno award winning...