Category Archives: Grayowl Interviews

One-on-One with Kalle Mattson

by Laura Stanley Kalle Mattson is not afraid of success. “For musicians nowadays, especially in indie-rock, saying you’re ambitious about your music is a dirty word. It’s not cool to say you want to be big but I don’t care. … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Walrus

by Michael Thomas As I meet up with Walrus a few hours before their NXNE set, Jordan Murphy says “We drove from Rivière-du-Loup.” The previous day they drove from Halifax. He is not saying this as an excuse; this is just … Continue reading

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One-on-One with James Irwin

by Michael Thomas James Irwin didn’t get into music until a little later in life, but his prior life experience provided a lot of material for his songs once he got into it. It wasn’t until he was 19 and … Continue reading

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One On One with C Diab

by Jack Derricourt “There it is you know . . . don’t you feel this?” – (The Reverend) Al Purdy. I’ve never felt in tune with ambient music. Growing up on a steady diet of pop, rock, and Big Shiny … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Jessica Jalbert (Faith Healer)

by Michael Thomas A new name doesn’t necessarily mean a new method for Jessica Jalbert, who released the stunningly excellent Cosmic Troubles back in March. Jalbert’s first album was a result of being a part of Edmonton’s fertile music scene (she names … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Paterson Hodgson (So Young)

by Laura Stanley  So Young leader Paterson Hodgson knows how to write a powerful song. The majority of the London, ON band’s second record Try Me is a candid conversation on issues like depression, rape culture, and misogyny. Hodgson’s songwriting is … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Benjamin Hackman of the Holy Gasp

by Michael Thomas In the beginning, there were congas. The Holy Gasp is one of the wilder bands Toronto has to offer, and just last month they released their excellent debut album, The Last Generation of Love. Combining elements of Afro-Cuban … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Charles Tilden of Delta Will

by Michael Thomas A lot has changed for Delta Will since the project’s inception—an alien has come and gone, Delta Will has become a band, and the sound has evolved. Since the release of It All Glows, the project, which … Continue reading

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One-on-One with F&M

by Michael Thomas After a brief discussion of the musical process of F&M, Ryan Anderson finally pares the band’s ethos down to one sentence: “We’re really neurotic, reclusive introverts who overthink everything—we analyze everything to death.” But the Edmonton band … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Zachary Lucky

by Laura Stanley  For Saskatoon born folk/country musician Zachary Lucky, embarking on long tours that span months is not new. Booking his own tours since the start of his music career, shortly after finishing high school, Lucky is the reason … Continue reading

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