Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Heart of Love” – Surprise Party

reviewed by Michael Thomas Bands like Surprise Party are the reason for the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” As worn out as the phrase is, it’s hard to keep that in mind visiting their Bandcamp page, complete … Continue reading

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Review – “Steady Sun” – Collette Andrea

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It was almost two years ago that Collette Andrea (Collette Falk) first made an impression with her debut, Luna. The Brampton songstress and former GTA-resident who has just recently moved to Hawaii has just released her … Continue reading

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Review – “Highway” – Hey Mother Death

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt It’s really no surprise that the text for Highway was mostly written in the wintertime. Hey Mother Death’s Paris/ Halifax death grooves are like wolves skulking through the snow: vicious and mysterious. Spoken word pieces in French and … Continue reading

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Review – “Alvvays” – Alvvays

revievved by Laura Stanley Ahead of the official release of their debut album, Toronto-based band Alvvays took the internet by storm last week. In addition to being a subject of NPR’s First Listen, Alvvays played on Q with Jian Ghomeshi much … Continue reading

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Review – “6 Possible Illusions Prior to Death” – Formalists

reviewed by Michael Thomas Last week I wrote about the type of band that is great at what they do. This week, as luck would have it, there comes a band who is the second type of good band—a band … Continue reading

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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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