Tag: Single Premiere

Sarah Jickling opens up on “This Time” (single premiere + album teaser)

Sarah Jickling opens up on “This Time” (single premiere + album teaser)

Mental illness continues to be one of the least discussed and understood conditions in Canada. It’s a sensitive subject matter that most people choose to ignore, and many with a mental illness avoid bringing up their conditions for fear of being ostracized. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20% of all Canadians will experience a mental illness in their […]

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MAP – “Skills To Rebuild” (single premiere)

MAP – “Skills To Rebuild” (single premiere)

In times of uncertainty, it’s good to be reminded of what really matters in life. Josh Dooley, the creative force behind Los Angeles-based MAP, is better qualified than most to understand this, having been paralyzed from the neck down by the West Nile Virus in 2014. As he recalls from his recovery: Life is too short to be afraid of […]

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Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings – “Three Star Cellophane Cocaine Brain” (single premiere)

Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings – “Three Star Cellophane Cocaine Brain” (single premiere)

We’re going to make a bold prediction right now: Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings will grace the Quad Stage at Newport Folk Festival within five years (and probably less). This collective from New York City is that good. They first caught our attention last October with “Deep In Your Heart,” a classic soul/folk-rock song that echoes Van Morrison back in the […]

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Thoughtdream – “Colette” (single premiere)

Thoughtdream – “Colette” (single premiere)

Chemistry. It’s more than just a science, especially when discussing the indescribable bond between two people. It often happens suddenly when two strangers meet, as a connection joins them quickly like a strike of lightning. Such encounters require a great deal of good fortune and luck, but when they occur something brilliant blossoms. For Jesse Flamand and Jeremy Rompala, their […]

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Mark Blacknell – “The Marching Parade” (single premiere)

Mark Blacknell – “The Marching Parade” (single premiere)

Songwriters write songs. Filmmakers make films. Being both a songwriter and filmmaker, Mark Blacknell fuses visual with audio in his forthcoming single, “The Marching Parade”, which we are delighted to premiere it here today. With over 15 years as a musician, Mark’s eclectic personal history as a war veteran and conservationist informs his style. From the marching rhythm of snares […]

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Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Bad Mannequins – “Buzz Killer Skinny Gene” (single premiere)

Everyone is getting into the trilogy business, so why can’t a band? It may not be a trend within music just yet, but newcomers Bad Mannequins don’t intend to follow the pack. Instead, they’re aiming to be trendsetters when their debut EP drops in early June. To give us a taste of what lies within this trifecta of records, the […]

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Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

Quivers – “Ridin’ on the Hearses” (single premiere)

“What is love but a series of curses? In the end it’s always worth it.” That pragmatic point of view belongs to Australian singer/songwriter Sam Nicholson of Quivers. Today we’re pleased to share the new single from this emerging talent making his debut at Canadian Music Week 2017. “Ridin’ on the Hearses” may have a bleak title, but don’t let that put you off. It’s an […]

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Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

Halcyon – “Tongue-Tied” (single premiere)

What do you do when you graduate Unversity? Grow up? Get a proper job? Put the drums in the loft and leave the guitar to gather dust in the corner? Not necessarily… As actor Jim Carrey remarked, “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love”, so Brighton-based […]

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Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

Hider unveils “You Look So Amazing” (single premiere)

For decades, artists have hid their identities in order to maintain their anonymity and allow their music and craft speak for them. Daft Punk for years remained an unknown, as they took to the stage donning space suits and whatever costume in their wardrobe. Burial, Zhu, and deadmau5 achieved massive success in electronica without people discovering who they were. In […]

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Emmy Rival – “Native Gold” (single premiere)

Emmy Rival – “Native Gold” (single premiere)

At its core, music is therapeutic. At its peak, music is cathartic. When a song brings these two elements together, people take notice. To arrive at this intersection, too often an individual must travel down a path full of pain, loss, and fear. A sense of loneliness and vulnerability are the likely companions, but at some point the darkness ebbs […]

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Loosie – “Today” (single premiere)

Loosie – “Today” (single premiere)

A year ago we shared a debut album from a most unusual music collective: The NYChillharmonic. This 22-piece group was our introduction to its composer and principal vocalist, Sara McDonald. Now we are honored to share the first single from her latest project, the dynamic, Brooklyn-based “fever dream pop” quintet, Loosie. Most people expect indie bedroom dream pop to consist of lo-fi instrumentation awash in heavy reverb. […]

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The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

The Dream Eaters – “Dead On The Inside” (single premiere)

Standing stoically in New York Harbor is the iconic Statute of Liberty. For 142 years, it has symbolized the very values expressed in the United States’ Star-Spangled Banner – freedom, opportunity, and courage. New York City itself has become the center of the American Dream, as tens of thousands of people descend upon its five boroughs each year to turn their […]

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Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Kiirstin Marilyn – “She” (single and video premiere)

Having tipped Kiirstin Marilyn’s forthcoming release Worldly Affairs in our Most Anticipated Albums list for 2017, it’s good to see her releasing the signature single on 14 March, right on schedule, and we are delighted to premiere it here. “She” is a song with a story, which is not surprising as Kiirstin is well known for placing political activism at […]

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Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

Discovering Sea Offs’ dazzling “Unfound” (single premiere)

The most powerful music is one that penetrates deep into our soul and reaches parts that nothing else can touch. A memory, an event, a person, or a period of time may be recalled, and a tidal wave of emotions flood our entire being. For a few fleeting minutes, the experience can be magical, euphoric, or even painful, but it […]

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The Phantoms cast long “Shadows” on their new single

The Phantoms cast long “Shadows” on their new single

For half a decade, The Phantoms have been blowing the roof off every sort of venue across Scotland. From Edinburgh to Inverness, Glasgow to Aberdeen, they’ve developed a reputation as one of the country’s most frenetic and best live performers. The home of the single malt, however, may no longer be able to call The Phantoms their own for long. […]

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Novel Nature – “Yellowjacket” (single premiere)

Novel Nature – “Yellowjacket” (single premiere)

Every year, an artist or a band explodes, catching everyone by surprise. They come in all shapes and sizes, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages. Susan Boyle is the most unlikely individual to achieve fame in 2009. Sturgill Simpson is an indie cult icon for achieving success his way and with his unique take on outlaw country. Heck, who would […]

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Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

Daytime TV – “Smoke and Sugar” (single premiere)

The long days of winter are slowly fading away and the longer, sunnier days of spring are just right around the corner. It may not quite feel like that in some parts of the world, such as in grey and wet London, but the days are coming. Giving us a sense of what is to come is the new single […]

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Betty Moon – “Liar” (song premiere)

Betty Moon – “Liar” (song premiere)

Alternative rock fans in Canada and the United States will recognize the name Betty Moon, who was one of the original rockers to come out from the grunge era of the early ’90s. Through seven albums spanning a quarter-of-a-century, Moon won the adoration of critics and listeners for her hard-driving sound and honest songwriting. She’s been nominated for four CASBY […]

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Leslie Clio – “Darkness Is A Filler” (single premiere)

Leslie Clio – “Darkness Is A Filler” (single premiere)

Every country has a shining gem that is awaiting to be discovered by the rest of the world. An artist with immense gifts who goes unseen for years. But when you hear her for the first time, you are left asking, “How has she remain hidden all this time?” Leslie Clio is one such artist. Her catchy folk-pop and pop […]

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Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Simen Mitlid – “I Don’t Care” (single premiere)

Nine months ago, we were introduced to Simen Mitlid, who released the folk-pop gem, “Sleeping.” At the time, we said he could be Norway’s answer to The Tallest Man on Earth with his radiant vocals, engaging sound, and personal storytelling. This was the last song Mitlid would release, leaving fans to wonder whether the native of the small village of Os […]

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