Tag Archives: Indie

Review – “Rooms” – Heat

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Pop is about giving the people what they want. Now, that can sound condescending, to assume that some people and a room can read a culture at face value and deliver a product of some interest … Continue reading

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Review – “Constellations” – Zaac Pick

reviewed by Chris Matei Vancouverite-by-way-of-Medicine Hat Zaac Pick has been hard at work putting together his debut LP, Constellations. The album, coming on the heels of a pair of EPs released in 2009 and 2011, is being released independently and … Continue reading

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Review – “Some Kind of Family” – Les Jupes

reviewed by Chris Matei When people talk about the Canadian music scene, Manitoba might not come up as often as some other provinces located to the more extreme west or east of the country. However, Michael P. Falk is aiming to change … Continue reading

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Review – “Happy Home (what I thought of while I was drowning” – The Ruby Plumes

reviewed by Jack Derricourt I didn’t expect a Lethbridge band to remind me of the MC5. Then I started to think a little more. Is there anywhere in Canada that better fulfils the desolate, industrialized husk of Detroit, the particular … Continue reading

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Review – “Hot Slaw” – The Faps

reviewed by Jack Derricourt The Canadian wilderness welcomes the Faps — that’d be a band name, as well as one of the funniest terms bred by 21st century internet fiends. The road-tried two-piece of a band makes music that can … Continue reading

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Review – “The Midnight Slide” – Rainboard

reviewed by Jack Derricourt Salmo, BC sounds like a typical British Columbia town. The Wiki marks it as a former mining site, a land of depleted salmon, and “a quiet community with numerous outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, biking, golfing … Continue reading

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Review – “1” – Kevin Immense

reviewed by Jack Derricourt Kevin Immense is the newest project by former Oxfordshire lad Evan Clements. The young songsmith played in the UK’s scrappy band Poledo — not to be mistaken with the CanCon twin band from the 90s — … Continue reading

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Review – “The View From Pompey’s Head” – Pomptet

reviewed by Anna Alger Sink into the luxurious jazz musings of Montreal band, Pomptet. Recorded at Café Résonance, the record provides an apt soundtrack for a languid night. A simple vocal melody leads various complementary instrumental tracks in as “Chinatown” … Continue reading

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Review – “Waiting for Words” – Dante Hadden

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  For his particular blend of indie and folk (with possibly just a touch of pop) Dante Hadden is making good use of the handful of influences he cites. The 19-year old Vancouver singer/songwriter captures essences of … Continue reading

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Review – “New Teeth EP” – New Teeth

reviewed by Jack Derricourt They call it dance rock, but I think that’s putting it lightly. New Teeth play feisty, gutsy, swooning, tap dancing rock music. The band’s November 2014 EP sounds fresh and ready for the needs of 2015 … Continue reading

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