Tag Archives: Halifax

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 – “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 – “String of Dreams” – Scott Nicks

reviewed by Michael Thomas Scott Nicks, if he wanted to, probably could have categorized his latest album—almost five years since his last—as dream pop. If he decided to go in that direction, he would be one of the few artists … Continue reading

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Review – “TBH” – New Love Underground

reviewed by Laura Stanley  You should know that it’s taking a lot of effort not to just write “summer jamzzz 2015” as my entire review and leave it at that. But away we go: Members of buzzy bands Mauno (Eliza … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Walrus

by Michael Thomas As I meet up with Walrus a few hours before their NXNE set, Jordan Murphy says “We drove from Rivière-du-Loup.” The previous day they drove from Halifax. He is not saying this as an excuse; this is just … Continue reading

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Review – “Rippling Waters” EP – Ostrea Lake

reviewed by Chris Matei Some albums evoke a particular time period. Others give the impression of a certain mood. Rippling Waters, the soon-to-be-released EP from Halifax, NS trio Ostria Lake, seems to be most strongly influenced by a place. This … Continue reading

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Review – “The Tempest of Old” – Gabrielle Papillon

reviewed by Laura Stanley  There’s something incredibly striking about Gabrielle Papillon’s familiarity. Her music is a mix between Jenn Grant, a bit of Kathleen Edwards, and a dash of The Weepies. And yet, Papillon is not like them at all. … Continue reading

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