Category Archives: Grayowl Interviews

One-on-One with Elrichman

By Jack Derricourt Otherworldly music stands out. Sounds that resonate from somewhere you’re not entirely familiar with are fascinating — it’s just human nature. Elrichman is the most nicely dressed, mild-mannered member of the unforseen universe, the valedictorian of odd … Continue reading

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Christian Hansen walks us through ‘Small Fry’

by Michael Thomas Very soon, Christian Hansen will be releasing a new EP called Small Fry (you can listen to the EP here). The EP is a bit of a departure from his utterly danceable albums, but is easily recognizable as something … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Gregory Pepper

by Michael Thomas “Maybe it was La Bamba that started it all.” Gregory Pepper, the Guelph-based indie-pop extraordinaire, is talking about what first got him into music. Is he serious? Who knows, maybe the Ritchie Valens biopic was what sparked … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Alden Penner

By Jack Derricourt Not many people are as comfortable with the phrase “up in the air” as Alden Penner is. Regarding plans for the future, his intentions for his newly compiled LP Exegesis, and even the lineup he’ll be playing … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Rebekah Higgs

by Michael Thomas Rebekah Higgs is a woman of many sounds. Since about 2006, when she began recording material, she’s done the solo thing, played in a heavily electronic outfit and performed only once with a large band doing 60s … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Peter Demakos of Blimp Rock

by Michael Thomas Peter Demakos enters Northwood, a Toronto coffee shop and bar, wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a scarf wrapped around half his face. He explains that he’s often recognized as the lead singer of Blimp Rock. I … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Zoo Owl

By Jack Derricourt No, he’s not this blog’s mascot, though I wish he was. The colourful, sonic marshland occupied by Zoo Owl is a pleasant blend of sampling, electronic chirps, and swelling beats. It’s dubbed “experimental noise” on bandcamp, and … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Valued Customer

by Michael Thomas “I’ve always been saying it’s like Terence McKenna and James Joyce got in an MMA fight, but the precursor to that fight was that you have to do mushrooms,” says Justus, one half of Valued Customer. I … Continue reading

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One-on-One With Paul Lawton of The Ketamines

by Jack Derricourt You could hardly pick up an indie rag this summer without seeing some blissful music writer’s account of The Ketamines‘ summer tour. Rightly so: with the release of their second full-length, You Can’t Serve Two Masters, and … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Blake Enemark (Snoqualmie)

by Laura Stanley  Recently married and fresh off a move from Victoria to Toronto, Blake Enemark, otherwise known as Snoqualmie, is in a state of transition right now. Musically, Enemark’s most recent album skyland mtn., steps away from the “indie-rock” … Continue reading

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