Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Rough Master” – Mauno

reviewed by Laura Stanley We’ve been following Nick Everett ever since he impressed us in 2011 when he teamed up with fellow Halgonians Poplar Pines for the split album Rocky Top and he’s kept us hooting with joy ever since. … Continue reading

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Review – “Poison Season” – Destroyer

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Oh shit here comes the sun,” Destroyer proclaims on his new album Poison Season. I feel the absence of that sentiment already, as if the last flickers of scorching, abrasive heat leave me colder than impending … Continue reading

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Review – “Names” – Thee Ahs

reviewed by Chris Matei Vancouver’s Thee Ahs call themselves “black bubblegum pop” – and, much like my favourite imported Japanese candy, Black Black chewing gum, their latest LP, Names, is refreshing, sharp, and boasts a hell of a caffeinated kick. … Continue reading

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Review – “Peoples EP” – Brett Wildeman

reviewed by Michael Thomas Canadian acts have a particular penchant for creating recordings about people in general. Violent Kin did it, an album about how people aren’t connecting the same way with technology. The Burning Hell did it, with each song … Continue reading

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Review – “Transition Roads” – Ominar

reviewed by Anna Alger Mesmerizing synth led bedroom pop is coming from Halifax’s Tawnie Lucas, better known as Ominar. Her second album, Transition Roads, narrates the growth and maturity that comes with a period of life changes. The album begins with … Continue reading

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Review – “Skyote” – Skyote

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Vancouver band Skyote are outwardly not trying to impress anyone and yet they are impressive. I’m sure there’s a bunch of bands out there who are “cool” and say they’re not trying to impress anyone and just … Continue reading

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Review – “Avalanche” – Kalle Mattson

reviewed by Michael Thomas Kalle Mattson is not shy about his ambition. After 2013’s stellar Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold, he could have rested on his laurels, so to speak, and continue on with his tried-and-true folk sound. But just … Continue reading

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