Review – The Cousins

Album: Rattlesnake Love Release Date: March 17th Download Genre: Pop/Rock/Country The Cousins are just that…real life cousins, Harland Williams and Kevin Hearn, have been making music together their whole lives. Originally hailing from Toronto, as they grew older Williams went off to pursue an entertainment career in Hollywood (Dumb & Dumber/Something About Mary etc), while […]

Review – Ian Kelly

Album: SuperFolk Remixes Release Date: February 24, 2017 Download Genre: Electronic/Folk Remix One artist, four songs and five great DJ’s. The SuperFolk Remixes is the latest release from Montreal singer-songwriter, Ian Kelly, which revisits four of his tracks from his 2016 SuperFolk album.  Kelly’s idea for the project was to let his brother (a “DJ […]

Review – Hearing Trees

Album: Puppets Release Date: March 7, 2017 Download Genre: Rock For their short, simple, straightforward 3-song EP Puppets, Winnipeg’s Hearing Trees took over a bar in January and recorded the three tunes live hoping to capture the raw essence of the performance. What they got was an elegant sound with rough edges, like a well-loved […]

Review – Island in the Sky

EP: Island EP Release Date: February 25, 2017 Download Genre: Alternative Rock Island in the Sky released their new EP, Island EP on February 25, 2017.  The album features five new tracks, including the single “Phat.” When listening to the album initially, I was trying to pinpoint the similarities between other artists. The sound orchestrated a […]

Review – The Villianovas

EP: Bitter Seeds Release date: February 20, 2017 Download Genre: Blues/Rock The Villanovas are kicking off the new year with Bitter Seeds, a five-track romp of an EP that retains all the punch of their previous two. With Victoria born-and-raised Brett Smith-Daniels as the lead guitarist and vocalist, the four-piece band offers an eclectic whirlwind […]

Review – Natasha Zimbaro

Album: Natasha Zimbaro Release Date: March 10, 2017 Download Genre: Country Label: HOME Music Co Maple Ridge, BC country singer Natasha Zimbaro has released her self-titled EP via HOME Music Co. The EP includes previously released single “Rebound” and newly released single “Cardboard Box”. If you think you’ve heard Zimbaro’s name before, you may be […]

Review – Vikings

Album: Animal Kingdom Release Date: March 10, 2017 Download Genre: Pop-Synth Lovers of bands such as MGMT, Young Blood, and The Arcade Fire may enjoy the light, upbeat sounds of Vikings’ new EP, Animal Kingdom. Based out of Winnipeg, this 4-piece band blends together old-school new wave with modern dance beats to make a cheery […]