Category: Interviews

A quick conversation with: Daniel March

A quick conversation with: Daniel March

Daniel March is a songwriter from Australia and he is currently making very soulful and heartfelt songs. He is a self taught multi-instrumentalist and draws inspiration from artists such as Michael Jackson, Babyface and Ben Harper.  I would almost classify him as an R&B version of Eric Clapton. There is a bit of throwback to his sound but it’s still […]

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Telling it as it is: A Q&A with singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore

Telling it as it is: A Q&A with singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore

“The reluctant politician”, a term we’ve all heard before to describe an ordinary individual fall into politics and succeed. But what about the “reluctant music star”? This descriptor might best describe UK singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, who has been writing music and performing for nearly twenty years and in that span has released 14 – now 15 – albums. In that […]

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Tackling the Unexpected – An Interview with Antix

Tackling the Unexpected – An Interview with Antix

Antix, the young hip-hop artist from London, caught our attention a few weeks ago with his stellar “Come Home”. It wasn’t your typical hip-hop song, as it wasn’t overlaced with beats or scratching records nor spoke about late nights, clubs, money, or women. Instead, the track is based on pop arrangements using classical music instruments and raises awareness about mental […]

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Swervedriver Let the Notes Hang

Swervedriver Let the Notes Hang

Article written by Steven Fouchard (retired) The current line-up. Longtime bassist Steve George (second from left) is sitting out the Canadian tour. “It’s all kind of unresolved. Things always are, really.” That’s Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin, sounding contemplative over the phone from his New York City home base. It’s a few weeks before the start of the band’s Canadian tour, […]

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Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

Single Premiere + Q&A: Pete Ayres Band – “Occupied”

The Pete Ayres Band is a soul and jazz infused outfit originally from St. Louis, MO – but they now call NYC home. We are excited to premiere their newest track “Occupied” from their upcoming album Till I See You.   The Pete Ayres Band formed in 2011 and released their debut in 2012 titled Ordinary Friend which is available on i-Tunes. […]

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The Sun Harmonic – “After We Fly”

The Sun Harmonic – “After We Fly”

Kaleb Hikele is tough to nail down. A classicially-trained pianist, multifaceted musician, and a burgeoning producer, Kaleb is moving in all directions, at all times, constantly exploring his musical interests and finding new ways to express himself. He has been part of many projects, some under his own name, and other configurations with his friends performing folk, blues-rock, and other earthier sounds. I’ve been […]

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The Many Stages of American Wrestlers’ Gary McClure

The Many Stages of American Wrestlers’ Gary McClure

Last week, Gary McClure – a.k.a. American Wrestlers – released his fantastic, eponymous new album (iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Fat Possum). It’s an album that sounds deeply personal, whether the songs are an introspective look at his own life or telling the stories of people around him. In the lead up to his new album, McClure did several interviews, as his […]

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A quick conversation with….Inner Outlaws

A quick conversation with….Inner Outlaws

We shared a lovely track back in February on our Weekend Showcase from Inner Outlaws titled “Just Like Moonlight”. The Brooklyn based indie band is actually writing, recording and releasing a single every month during the course of 2015. They have a brand new track for April titled “Suzanna” which is an awesome lyrical gem and we also asked them a few questions […]

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Full of Surprises: An Interview with Nashville Recording Artist Fawn Larson

Full of Surprises: An Interview with Nashville Recording Artist Fawn Larson

When involved in an industry as competitive as music, artists need to do two things – 1) think outside the box to have their music heard and 2) have a great sense of humor to get through the tough days. Fawn Larson has both of these traits in spades. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana and now calling Nashville, Tennessee, Larson has […]

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Photo by Ida Bova.

Conversation with The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band is a folk-rock duo from Almonte, a small town south-west of Ottawa, made up of James Walters, aka Jimmy tri-tone, and partner and bandmate Randelle Ashley who coined the name because of James’ three-toned beard. What started out as a fun nickname would eventually become the band’s actual name. The band released their first EP Wanted in October 2014. While […]

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Her Story – An Interview with Isley Reust

Her Story – An Interview with Isley Reust

Isley Reust is one of the most remarkable individuals I have met, not just with respect to The Revue but over the course of my nearly four decades on this planet. If you don’t know who Isley Reust is, you will soon, as she and her bandmates will be releasing a new album later this spring under the name of […]

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Ten Questions with emerging pop star CAPPA

Ten Questions with emerging pop star CAPPA

There’s a new wave of pop artists emerging on the scene. Apart from their image and multi-color hairstyles, this group of pop songstresses are putting their own stamp on the genre. Moving away from the repetitive and formulaic soundscapes, artists like Phoebe Ryan, Chelsea Lankes, and many others are incorporating indie-, synth-, and dream-pop sounds into their music. Among this […]

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Single Premiere & Q&A: Disraeli Gears – “Born and Bred”

Single Premiere & Q&A: Disraeli Gears – “Born and Bred”

Today, London-based Disraeli Gears are releasing their debut single, “Born and Bred”. While the band has been inspired by present-day, indie-rock icons such as St. Vincent and Grizzly Bear as well as music gods like The Beatles, the new single is a brooding, indie-folk-rock tune akin to Angel Olsen’s early work and that of current indie bands The Bright Smoke and […]

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Sarah Bethe Nelson’s Pace-Setting “Fast-Moving Clouds”

Sarah Bethe Nelson’s Pace-Setting “Fast-Moving Clouds”

2015 is barely 10 weeks old, yet there have been plenty of great albums already released. However, there are only a handful of albums that have been truly mind-blowing, ones that leave a lasting mark well after the first listen and that you have to spin over and over again. Sarah Bethe Nelson‘s solo debut, Fast-Moving Clouds, is one of […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

A Quick Conversation with…Blankus Larry

Blankus Larry is a really cool, psych-garage band out of Washington, D.C., and they just released two new singles, “No Time No Money” and “Girl You Make Me Wanna”. First we share their two new tracks and then ask the ‘unanimously anonymous’ band a few questions. There is no roster of band members to list as there are some pictures with “Dirdy Larry”, “Larry […]

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A Quick Conversation with Greece’s Zebra Tracks

A Quick Conversation with Greece’s Zebra Tracks

Ten years ago, Antonis Kavvadias (guitar, vocals), former member Anestis Vlissidis (bass), Nikolas Smyrlakis (drums), and George Nikas (guitar, vocals) formed alternative-rock / indie-rock band Zebra Tracks. Vlissidis would later be replaced by Zisis Zade, and the quartet has been a fixture on the Athens, Greece music scene, creating music that touches on post-punk to shoegaze to the grunge rock […]

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Belle Mare return with the brilliant new single, “Cicada”

Belle Mare return with the brilliant new single, “Cicada”

The great city of New York is a place where anything can happen, where chance turns to opportunity and a glance could turn into something platonic or even intimate. In the winter of 2012, Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone each decided to go to an open-mic event in Brooklyn, sharing their songs with like-minded others and looking for advice or […]

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A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A Quick Conversation with…Mike Dignam

A few weeks ago, we posted one of the newer tracks from up-and-coming UK artist Mike Dignam. In terms of talent and potential, he has all the elements needed to achieve the magical occurrence in music when an overseas band or artist can break through in the USA and Canada and gain worldwide success. Sam Smith and Royal Blood are […]

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The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

It’s the age-old dilemma facing musicians – sell out and record music that will sell records or create music that one wants to hear and which they find fascinating? It’s not an easy question because so many artists are trying to make this their career, doing something they love while earning a living. For New York City’s The Bright Smoke, […]

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Discussing “Alternatives” with Royal Canoe

Discussing “Alternatives” with Royal Canoe

There is an increasing number of musicians and bands who are bucking the trend of being categorized under a single genre. They’re moving seamlessly between pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, synth-pop, dream-pop, electronica, folk, and you name it. Some have done it with varying degrees of success while others are still trying to find that sweet spot. For Winnipeg’s Royal […]

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