CBC Searchlight Round One Picks

CBC Searchlight Round One Picks

By: Tara Thompson

I told you about the CBC Searchlight contest not too long ago and I hope you all looked through and gave some bands a vote. I know there’s a whole lot of bands to look through and it can be quite overwhelming. You’re in luck though. I took the work out of it for you and I’m giving you a run down on some of my early favourites. Of course, I didn’t get a chance to go through all the submissions, but I did go through different regions and tried to pick two that stood out to me from each province.


London Above – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/London-Above
RocketRocketShip – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/rocketrocketship

Nova Scotia

Elephants In Trouble – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Elephants-In-Trouble
Scrapes – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/scrapes


Pipe Dreams – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Pipe-Dreams
The Elusive Kings – http://music.cbc.ca/artists/The-Elusive-Kings

New Brunswick

Andy Brown – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Andy-Brown
Oh no, Theodore! – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Oh-no-Theodore


Fable – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Fable/
Sweet Talking Liars – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Sweet-Talking-Liars/


The Brilliancy – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-Brilliancy
Otic Poets – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Otic-Poets/


Callida – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Callida
Sweet Alibi – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Sweet-Alibi


Friends of Foes – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Friends-of-Foes
Misterfire – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Misterfire


VERA – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/VERA
Josh Sahunta – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Josh-Sahunta

British Columbia

Trace The Sky – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Trace-The-Sky
LOVECoast – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/LOVECoast


Scary Bear Soundtrack – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Scary-Bear-Soundtrack/
Kyle MacDougall – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Kyle-MacDougall

Northwest Territories

3 Across Dee Eye – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/3-ACROSS-DEE-EYE/
Bryce N.D Young – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Bryce-ND-Young


Kate Weekes – http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/artist/Kate-Weekes
The PPL – http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/The-PPL

We’d love to see your picks for this contest! Who did we miss? Send us links!

This round of voting ends April 6th where the competition will be cut down. Stay tuned to see if our favorites make it to the next round, and who we pick in round two.

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