Review – Cartoon Lizard

EP: Not Punk Not Raw Release date: April 14, 2017 Download Genre: Psychedelic Pop Victoria’s showstopper quartet Cartoon Lizard are wowing with their new EP, Not Punk Not Raw. A quintet in essence—the band’s songwriter, the talented Ritchie Hemphill, suffers from a still-undiagnosed brain condition that interdicts him from performing—the psychedelic pop group consists of […]

Interview – The New Groovement

Victoria based R&B/Soul group The New Groovement are still making waves since the release of their album The Orange Album in 2015. Having been nominated for the Urban Artist of the Year award at the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning of Album of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, and being awarded the […]

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 […]

Cartoon Lizard release new single, “Not Punk Not Raw”

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Five Questions With Sam Weber

We are happy to present you with our brand new Five Questions With, this time featuring Victoria, BC based, Sam Weber. Care to introduce yourself to our readers? Hey Canadian Beats readers, my name is Sam Weber. I love to play songs I write and tour with my band. Tell us a bit about your […]

New video released by Sam Weber

Victoria, BC based alt/folk artist, Sam Weber has just released a new video for his single, “Charlotte”. “Charlotte” is a song about a girl in a band on the road too long, portrayed by Victoria based all-girl band Fox Glove.  The single is off of Weber’s new album, Valentina Nevada which was released on May […]

Review – Bill Johnson

Album: Cold Outside Release date: May 2016 Purchase Genre: Blues/Folk and roots Cold Outside was released by Bill Johnson in May 2016. The album is a creation of perfectly blended vocals that merge into the instrumentals like they were born together. You can hear the experience in Bill Johnson’s music. With new blues fans noticing Bills music and how it is […]