Category: The Revue

Melodic Tonic ’17, July 5th

Melodic Tonic ’17, July 5th

This week’s serving of new music cocktails includes fresh tunes from five countries (Canada, England, New Zealand, Norway, and the USA) since today is the fifth of July. It’s purely coincidental. Sit back and enjoy the variety on tap; the selections range from psychedelic R&B to Norwegian calypso – all perfect for summer.   Wake Child – “Hangup Blues” (Boston, […]

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Community Festival, London – Part 1 (photo essay)

Community Festival, London – Part 1 (photo essay)

The Community Festival is a new, one-day event squeezed into the now packed UK festival calendar. Held in Finsbury Park in London, the day brought together some of the best established and new indie bands – and all for less than half of the price of an Adele ticket. Our lensman, Marcus Jamieson-Pond, spent the day running between the two […]

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Annabel Allum – ‘All That For What’ (EP review)

Annabel Allum – ‘All That For What’ (EP review)

For most 21-year olds, it will be years before they understand what the future holds for them. For Annabel Allum, the future is now. Allum began her career making mostly indie-folk music and released a well-received EP, Absent. The record put the Surrey, England native’s name out to the music world, but it was her transformation in 2016 that caught […]

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The Matinee July 4th

The Matinee July 4th

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends. We hope the day is full of fantastic food, drink, and, of course, friends and family. To help you celebrate the holiday, we offer a selection of nine songs on The Matinee July 4th edition. Some of them are as explosive as fireworks while others will have you contemplating what it […]

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Cabbage at Scala, London (photo essay)

Cabbage at Scala, London (photo essay)

Cabbage are a five-piece, post-punk band from Manchester. I’d like to review the opening night of their tour on Thursday 29th June at Scala, but I don’t think my words are going to do justice as to how amazing these guys are. Fresh from performing on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, Cabbage are really making a name for themselves. […]

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Anxiety Club – “Be Still” (video premiere)

Anxiety Club – “Be Still” (video premiere)

Wellington’s motto is “the coolest little capital in the world,” and the New Zealand city has earned it. Despite a population that is just four percent the size of London, Wellington possesses fantastic restaurants, excellent micro-breweries, and an exceptional arts community. Its music scene is surprisingly rich and diverse, but you have to live here to really appreciate it. One […]

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Kane Strang – ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’ (album review)

Kane Strang – ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’ (album review)

It’s been a whirlwind of a ride for Kane Strang. In 2015, he recorded his debut album, Blue Cheese, in the confines of his bedroom and self-released it. Shortly after, Flying Nun stepped in and distributed the LP internationally, and the record was widely applauded for Strang’s ambition and clever lyricism. Then late in 2016, indie label giant Dead Oceans announced […]

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The Matinee July 3rd

The Matinee July 3rd

The Matinee July 3rd is full of awesome new tunes for all of you state side listeners that might be enjoying a 4 day weekend. We hope you find your new favorite song or band. Artists are representing Canada, The UK and the US today. BOYS – “Dreamland” (London, England) RIYL: The Drums, Beach Fossils, Ducktails “Dreamland” is the newest […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.25

Weekend Showcase 3.25

2017 is half over, and the first six months of the year featured incredible music. This past week, though, was full of surprises and may have the best of the year. Reflecting how awesome the past seven days were, the Weekend Showcase 3.25 edition is the longest mega-playlist in our short history. It features 60 songs, although the final five […]

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Saturday Sampler July 1st

Saturday Sampler July 1st

Happy Canada Day! We could have prepared a Canada Day playlist, but in true Canadian spirit we’ve decided to celebrate the beautiful mosaic of new music across the globe. Some of the songs are by recognizable artists, and they are standing next to bands and musicians awaiting their major breakthrough. Enjoy the holiday weekend Canada and may everyone else have […]

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The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th

The Matinee June 30th features another exhilarating set of new music. Nine songs once again are shared. There are some familiar names and a few that are still making a name for themselves. Listen right to the end because the final song is one of the year’s most stunning. CYMBALS – “Car Crash” (London England & Paris, France) RIYL: Future […]

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At the Drive-In

Montebello Rockfest 2017 Part 2 (photo essay)

The second day of Rockfest had a beautiful start as the day began sunny and warm, giving everyone a chance to dry out. I ventured over to the smaller Tony Sly stages for the first time to see Pup who drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to their relatively early show. People chose well as this band never disappoints! Eagles of […]

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Robb Murphy – “Italian Dreams” (single and video premiere)

Robb Murphy – “Italian Dreams” (single and video premiere)

Place a Belfast-born folk-singer-songwriter into Italy for the summer and what do you get? The answer is an uplifting, pop melody that transports us into ‘Dolce far niente’ – the sweetness of doing nothing. “Italian Dreams” is that song, from the pen and studio of Robb Murphy, and we’re delighted to premiere it, along with a beautifully quirky animated lyric […]

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Community Festival, London (preview)

Community Festival, London (preview)

Community Festival | Finsbury Park, London | 1 July 2017 We’re really pleased to be heading out to the Community Festival on Saturday. Unlike the massive events that pepper the diary of UK gig-goers over the summer (Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading, Isle of Wight, Bestival, etc.), the Community Festival is unashamedly low-key. The whole event spans an afternoon and an evening […]

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Shelita Burke – “Penetrate (Part 2)” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke – “Penetrate (Part 2)” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke is an indie music DIY success story. Instead of waiting for a major label to sign her or for Pitchfork and NME to share her songs to the global community, she took her music directly to the people. With little fanfare, she traveled the globe for two years, performing more than 150 shows across Europe, Asia, Africa, and […]

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The Matinee June 29th

The Matinee June 29th

We’re circling the globe once again to provide you with new music on The Matinee June 29th edition. Eight countries (nine if you count one artist representing two nations) are represented. The one country represented twice is not the USA. Easy hint: the mini-playlist is bookend by artists from Down Under. Alex Cameron – “Candy May” (Sydney, Australia) RIYL: Kevin […]

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Rammstein

Montebello Rockfest 2017 Part 1 (photo essay)

About a month ago, the grounds that were to host Rockfest were underwater and concerned grew as to whether the festival would be able to proceed. Thankfully, the 2017 edition and its amazing lineup proceeded with few glitches. Rock fans put any fear of the weather behind them and came for the music. The muddy grounds were avoided by some […]

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Bedouine’s beautiful and wistful debut album (album review)

Bedouine’s beautiful and wistful debut album (album review)

The American Dream may be a fleeting ideal, as the income divide grows and the US’s borders are increasingly more difficult to cross. For people who immigrated before 2017, however, many have flourished and embraced America as their homeland, such as Azniv Korkejian. Her story is one made for novels and Netflix mini-series. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, […]

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Half Moon Run

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2017 (photo essay)

The city of Ottawa recently hosted the annual and highly-anticipated Tim Horton’s Dragon Boat Festival. Twenty-three years since the festival’s inception, it has developed international acclaim, drawing 150 teams from across North America. Besides the competition on the water, it raises funds for the betterment of the Ottawa community via supporting charitable organizations in the area. To complement the event, […]

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Alessandro Ciminata – “Demons” (video premiere)

Alessandro Ciminata – “Demons” (video premiere)

One of the most difficult things for a person to do is be honest with himself. This means being open to criticism and being self-critical, realizing that maybe what he’s doing isn’t quite working. For an artist who opens up her soul and heart for everyone to hear, it can be devastating to accept that one’s art hasn’t appealed to […]

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