Tag Archives: Indie

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 – “Come & Go” – Hilary Grist

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  There’s something immediately captivating about Hilary Grists’ vocals on the opening notes of her second full-length release, Come & Go. Her delicate yet full-bodied voice sweeps you up quickly into the soundscape she creates using minimalistic … Continue reading

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Review – “EP 1″ – Gdansk

reviewed by Elena Gritzan The title of the new release from Hamilton’s Gdansk is purposefully vague, allowing you to fill in your own idea of what the album is about. It’s not their first EP (they released one, similarly titled … Continue reading

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Review – “Buck Moon” – Jitensha

by Eleni Armenakis  While Erin Rose Hubbard and David James Martinez have known each other for a couple of years—and played music together throughout that time—their band only formed in Vancouver in January of this year. From the Japanese word … Continue reading

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Review – “Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind” – Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Steve Maloney and his band, The Wandering Kind, are starting to make a name for themselves even outside their native Newfoundland. And it’s no wonder considering Maloney’s impressive classically trained vocals and an extensive band that … Continue reading

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Review – “Dreamers” – G. Smith and The Bad Dreamers

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Dreamers may be the debut album for G. Smith and The Bad Dreamers, but this is hardly the group’s first rodeo. Collectively, they’ve been a part of or supported 15 other musical groups with lead Greg … Continue reading

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Review – “So Long” – Glory Glory

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  There’s a decidedly polished sound to Glory Glory’s second EP, So Long. Although, since the Halifax band claims early, humble beginnings dating back to 2006 and boasts the mixing talents of Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The … Continue reading

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Review – “I’m Alive, You Are the Whole Creation, Let Our Frequencies Rise” – Grizzly Waves

reviewed by Jack Derricourt It’s not every day an artist chooses to describe their album as “Honest songs about existence.” That’s a pretty metaphysical statement, the kind of thing that stops you spreading the peanut butter on your slightly stale … Continue reading

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Review – “Dreamer” – Jody Glenham

by Eleni Armenakis  Vancouver’s Jody Glenham took a big step when she recorded her latest EP, Dreamer. The songstress boldly went to LA for a month after connecting with producer Raymond Richards (Local Natives, The Parson Red Heads) via Twitter. … Continue reading

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Review – “Little Sway” – Crissi Cochrane

by Eleni Armenakis  At 24, Crissi Cochrane has already amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. She was part of the energetic Gamma Gamma Rays for two years while maintaining her own solo career, including an appearance on Rich Aucoin’s We’re … Continue reading

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