Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Subourbon” – Ben Everyman

reviewed by Michael Thomas He of the one-word, punny song titles and infinitely memorable lyrics has returned to the owl’s nest once again. Vancouver’s Ben Everyman is consistent in his unpredictably humourous lyrics accompanied with folk-country instrumentation, and Subourbon, his third … Continue reading

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Review – “Mended With Gold” – Rural Alberta Advantage

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  It’s probably worth noting that Rural Alberta Advantage’s 2011 album Departing, with its evocative Prairie imagery and sense of longing, was one of my most-played albums when I lived abroad for a year. I only bring … Continue reading

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Review – “WEND” – Rose Brokenshire

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Rose Brokenshire, besides having the kind of name that you can build romantic novels set in the British countryside around, can stir you. Her voice, her string plucking, her pauses — it all sets you moving beneath … Continue reading

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Review – “Silky and Still Countin’ the Threads EP” – The Native Smokes

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Rare Drugs Records bring us Toronto garage punks The Native Smokes. This bunch of fellows is a true hidden indie gem: they’ve been around for a few years, have a few EPs to listen to and … Continue reading

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Review – “Beauty is so Common” – Slow Leaves

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Everybody wants to be in love. This simple and soul-bearing truth is presented to you within the opening minutes of Slow Leaves’ Beauty is so Common. Even the record’s title itself accurately suggests that Grant Davidson’s … Continue reading

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Review – “Amateur” – Eden the Cat

reviewed by Michael Thomas Eden the Cat’s debut album is an anomaly among recent releases. It’s a first album that was created in about a week—and people can’t stop tweeting about it. Whether this is a viral marketing campaign or just … Continue reading

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Review – “Losing Weight” – NAYSA

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis There’s something pretty irresistible about a band that describes themselves as gloomy pop rock—although that might be because I have a soft spot for oxymorons and do wop fillers, both of which are on offer from … Continue reading

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Review – “Caustic” – Roberta Bondar

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Roberta Bondar are not an astronaut. They’re a band. A sick and twisted band. Alright, maybe not sick — unless they’ve caught the current bout of flu — but twisted, sure. The music on their most … Continue reading

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Review – “Problems” – Motherhood

reviewed by Anna Alger An experimental take on blues rock makes an intriguing and enjoyable listen from Fredericton band, Motherhood. The group has released a new EP entitled Problems, recorded at The Quarantine in Port Greville, Nova Scotia with Construction and … Continue reading

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