Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Japanese Breakfast

Artist: Japanese Breakfast When: April 21, 2017 Venue: The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto Japanese Breakfast played their second of three shows at The Silver Dollar Room as part of NeXT @ CMW. The Philadelphia indie-rock band played songs from Psychopomp and also tested out some new material from their upcoming album. Frontwoman Michelle Zauner expressed gratitude for getting to […]

Photo Review – Return For Refund takes their “Lift You Up” Tour to Guelph

Who: Return For Refund Venue: DSTRCT Where: Guelph, ON Toronto-based indie rockers are currently on a CD release tour in support of Lift You Up (produced by Return For Refund and Michael Jack).  Canadian Beats contributor, Nicole Wolfe, caught up with the band in Guelph at DSTRCT.  To keep up with the band while they are on tour, they have […]

Youngblood releases video for “Broken English”

Vancouver, BC based indie dream-pop group, Youngblood are hitting the road, starting with JUNOfest, along with the release of their new video for “Broken English”. The single is from their EP, Feel Alright which was released back in September 2016.  If you enjoy what you hear, you may want to catch them live and you’ll […]

Fund Me Fest and Z103.5 FM Launch Inaugural Music Competition

Z103.5 FM and Fund Me Fest have teamed up to launch an inaugural music competition for Canada’s independent musicians with the chance to win $25,000 in grant monies. Indie Canadian musicians and groups who range in genres from pop to rap to indie rock to R&B etc are invited to apply to Fund Me Fest […]

Hillsburn release video for “Low Light”

Photo Credit: Paul Aarntzen Halifax, NS based indie-folk quintet Hillsburn has released the video for their new single, “Low Light”. The single is off of their upcoming sophomore album which is set for release in the coming months. When asked about the video, the band states: “‘Low Light’, tracks a young couple’s relationship. Both song […]

Review – Le Trouble

Album: Making Matters Worse Release Date: February 3rd, 2017 Download Genre: Indie Rock Montreal’s Le Trouble have released Making Matters Worse, the indie rock sensations debut, full length album.  Over the course of the record’s eleven tracks, Le Trouble prove they are more than ready to take the modern hipster scene by storm! Kicking the […]

Review – Joey Landreth

Album: Whiskey Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Download Genre: Roots/Folk/Indie/Country There’s something comforting about instantly connecting to anything you come across in life. Whether it is a person, a moment, a book or a song, there’s always something that you can instantly connect with at a moment’s notice.  It took exactly 15 seconds for me […]