Gang Signs is a Vancouver-based indie-electronic music act comprised of Matea Sarenac, Adam Fink, and Peter Ricq. Their music, once described as “slacker dance,” is an affecting combination of pulsating bass, reverberating synth, breathy male and female vocals, and much more. Their new LP, Geist, is set for release on Oct. 2, and they’ll be… Read more »
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England-born, Toronto-based singer-songwriter David Krystal achieved much of his early success writing jingles for commercials. Now, he is exclusively dedicated to writing serious music. His song “Say You Love Me” blew up in Europe thanks to the music streaming site Jamendo, and he just released his latest EP All the Colours on June 19. He is… Read more »
Why Yeezy’s Grammy outburst was a good thing.
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are a prominent West Coast two-piece band. Their punchy blues-soul sound grabs listeners’ attention and doesn’t let go. They are about to start playing shows in B.C. in support of their third full-length album A Real Fine Mess. The band has received widespread recognition for their work, including winning… Read more »
As Kanye once said, “For me, givin’ up’s way harder than tryin’” The same can be said for J. Cole, whose new album makes one thing clear: he can’t help but give it everything. His new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is an autobiographical work that catalogs his life from his day of birth right up… Read more »
This interview has been condensed. Kingston band The Glorious Sons are one of the hottest up-and-coming rock bands in the country. Their hit songs “White Noise,” “Heavy,” and “Mama” have been high on the Canadian rock charts, and since then, they’ve only been getting bigger. The Martlet’s Emmett Robinson Smith caught up with their lead… Read more »
“I don’t want to think about it / I won’t sing about it / I promise not to think about love,” Basia Bulat, the Toronto-born folky singer-songwriter, croons on her latest album Tall Tall Shadow.
Bend Sinister is crazy. Crazy skilled, crazy ambitious. The Vancouver-based group has created a rock opera at a time when nobody does that anymore. Their latest effort, Animals, is larger-than-life in every sense of the phrase. Think Who’s Next or American Idiot. Any band that has the balls to even attempt stuff like this… Read more »