Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “The Moon is Shining Our Way” – Kestrels

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Fuzzy rock, punk and shoegaze are a handful of words that get tossed around whenever talk of Kestrels starts up—especially in relation to their second EP and fourth release, The Moon is Shining Our Way. It’s … Continue reading

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Review – “Not Alone” – Rose-Erin Stokes

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt A recent piece of analysis by the Economist promises to debunk all the myths surrounding the younger members of society. Oh yes, the entitled generation that never gets up off the couch? Yeah, the truth is … Continue reading

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Review: “Hollow” – Zoo Owl

reviewed by Elena Gritzan It’s midnight. You’re standing in the middle of a forest, you don’t know how you got there, and the shadows dancing among the trees make it hard to tell which direction leads where. You think that … Continue reading

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Review – “Niizhwaaswo” – WHOOP-Szo

reviewed by Michael Thomas The noisy mountain has gone on quite a journey, musically and geographically. WHOOP-Szo has always been a band of two sides—on the one, a gentle folk-oriented band, while on the other, a noisy psych-rock band. Geographically, … Continue reading

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Review – “Walkabout EP” – Strange Fires

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt There is a land, where the rock and roll is just. There is a place where the four-four beat never gets old, smelling fresher than plastic money. There is a forest of four track cassette tape … Continue reading

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Review – “Sans mer” – Reliefs

by Eleni Armenakis  There are bouts in an avid listener’s life when everything begins to sound the same—generic drips from your tongue like the critic you swore you wouldn’t be, but that desperate urgency to hear something innovative keeps clambering … Continue reading

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Review – “Lonesome Ghosts” – Blue Moon Marquee

reviewed by Michael Thomas There are two ways a band can be considered “good.” They can either be great at what they do (read: a particular genre, like chamber folk or psychedelic rock) or they can be a band that … Continue reading

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Review – “Lotsa Thoughts” – Man Made Hill

reviewed by Elena Gritzan The first time I saw Man Made Hill play a show, he covered his face in shiny silver face paint. The second time, he paired his vocals with the sole sound of a sander scraping across … Continue reading

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Review – “Mòn” – Appalaches

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Montreal all-instrumental band Appalaches brand themselves using two sentences: “We are Appalaches. We are loud.” Bursting with hearty rock epics, the honesty of these two sentences certainly rings true in the four piece band’s debut album, … Continue reading

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Review – “Sheer Luxury” – The Lonely Parade

reviewed by Michael Thomas Last month, the results of apparently eight months of work with four bands led to the release of several albums. Not only was this a great idea for releasing music, but it also pulled the spotlight … Continue reading

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