Posts By: Emmett Robinson Smith

Rifflandia: Peter Ricq talks Gang Signs, new LP

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 »

J. Cole’s vivid nostalgia

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 »

Q&A: The Glorious Sons

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 »

Bend Sinister goes all-out

  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 »