Checkerboard Floors: Music You Dance To – EP review

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Checkerboard Floors: Music You Dance To Self-Released DL | Streaming Out Now Canadian alt-rock band Checkerboard Floors independently release their Music You Dance To EP. The EP was recorded throughout 2020 as the band sought to remain productive while live gigs had dried up due to the pandemic. Made up of Derek (vocals, guitar); Tyler […]

Album review: JULIAN TAYLOR BAND – Desert Star

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Aporia Records [Release date 07.10.16] Julian Taylor Band’s ‘Desert Star’ is the album that refuses to lie down. With release dates in 2015 and 2016, it’s now being re-promoted in the UK and is a stellar album worthy of plenty … Continue reading → The post Album review: JULIAN TAYLOR BAND – Desert Star appeared […]

Bell Orchestre: House Music – album review

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Bell Orchestre: House Music Erased Tapes LP|CD|DL Released 19th March 2021 Pre-order from Erased Tapes   Created almost entirely from one single improvisational session, Bell Orchestre’s House Music is the most innovative and captivating body of work imaginable. It’s a journey that will propel you skywards before gently laying you down again. Gordon Rutherford reviews for […]

Alex Henry Foster (Your Favorite Enemies) releases new live video – news

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Following on from last year’s album, Windows In The Sky, Alex Henry Foster has returned with a new clip from his forthcoming live album, Standing Under Bright Lights. When his album came out in April last year, we described it as “A swooping post-rock cinematic vision that examines loss, hope, and transcendence [on which] his […]

The Boodly Hoo

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Photo: Michael Rowlands Doug Caldwell (lead vocals) Michael Rowlands (harp) Martin Obern  (lead guitar)  Vic Shantora (rhythm guitar) Rick Halas (bass)  John Tanti  (drums)  Photo: Michael Rowlands Our single was recorded at the Shoreacers building on Don Mills Road, north of Lawrence Avenue in 1966. We had it played on CHUM AM. It never made […]

POSTDATA: Twin Flames – album review

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POSTDATA Twin Flames Paper Bag Records LP | CD | DL | Streaming Out 5th March 2021 Twin Flames, the new release from POSTDATA is out on 5th March via Paper Bag Records. Led by Paul Murphy, main-man in Canadian indie rock Wintersleep, this is their 3rd release following 2010’s self-titled debut and 2018’s Let’s […]

2 SHADOWS Releases New Single and Official Music Video, “SCREAMWORKS”, Via ROCK SHOP RECORDS!

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Canada based Hard Rock / Metal band 2 SHADOWS has released a New Single, “Screamworks,” Produced by singer/songwriter/The Veer Union Frontman, CRISPIN EARL, accompanied by an Epic New Official Video, via Rock Shop Records. “’Screamworks’ is a song about people who make you want to SCREAM. People who would rather manipulate you to serve their own end even when […]

Rich Ragany of Rich Ragany & The Digressions – interview

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Naomi Dryden-Smith whiled away some enjoyable lockdown time chatting with Rich Ragany, one of rock’s most likeable frontmen, about his formative years in Canada, his band’s imminent album release, the beautiful song he wrote in isolation following the sudden tragic loss of his brother, and his dream campfire posse. You’re Canadian with Hungarian ancestry and […]

Dogma: Dogma – Album Review

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Dogma – Dogma (Grow Your Own) LP/CD/DL Out now At first glance the new Dogma album looks like anarcho-punk but this protest music is melodic with a much wider sonic appeal bringing in first wave punk and even Oi influences. Nathan Brown likes what he hears. Before even playing this record you will be struck […]

Weekly Gems 136

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CHERITON – Say Hey Feat. Lydia Clowes CHERITON & Lydia Clowes by Tom Greenwood CHERITON and Lydia Clowes of Bad Honey want to ‘Say Hey’ with bright new single. Communication and reconnection is the song’s key message, as it floats between breezy and playful. CHERITON · SAY HEY feat. Lydia Clowes Sounds like: Vampire Weekend, […]