Tag Archives: Indie

Review – “Grey Matter” – Chersea

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Canadian Music Week offered up plenty of gems this year, but one of the most enjoyable finds for me came when I hit up Toronto’s The Rivoli to catch the previously reviewed The Lion The Bear … Continue reading

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Review – “Dead Soft” – Dead Soft

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Dead Soft have been a source of pure entertainment for what feels like half a decade now. That’s a long time in Canadian indie music. The Vancouver three piece are heavy, introspective, airy, and always guitar-laden. … Continue reading

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Review – “Lessons in Leisure Vol. 2″ – Blackpaw Society

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Enigmatic and reclusive bands start to become a staple of indie Canadian music if you spend enough time with it, tying in to our national inclination to avoid attracting to much attention to ourselves if we … Continue reading

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Review – “It’s All Shaken Wonder” – The Provincial Archive

reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  For their third full-length album, Edmonton’s The Provincial Archive opted for something new. For the first time the band went into studio to record their upcoming release It’s All Shaken Wonder, set to come out later … 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 – “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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